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|Xfinity||$29.99||25 - 200 Mbps||Cable||99%|
|Cox||$29.99||10 - 300 Mbps||Cable||2.722%|
|Lumos Networks||$44.95||150 - 6 Mbps||DSL||4.503%|
|HughesNet||$59.99||25 - 25 Mbps||Satellite||100%|
|All Points Broadband||$79.99||10 - 15 Mbps||Wireless||100%|
|Viasat||$50.00||12 - 12 Mbps||Satellite||100%|
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of Oct 13, 2021.Need help?
At 100%, broadband coverage in Salem is comparable to the rest of Virginia - 97%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.
The vast majority of those living in the Salem area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Salem residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Salem, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.
There are eight internet providers serving the Salem area, and 98.03% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Salem's eight internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.
The largest internet providers in Salem are Verizon, Xfinity, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Salem.
DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Salem residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 99% of the area. Salem’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Salem residents.
DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in Salem covering 99% of the area.
DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Salem to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.
Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Salem, $47.84.
For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 15 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Salem. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 93 Mbps.
Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Salem covering 99% of the area.
Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Salem residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.
Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Salem, $47.84.
Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Salem, $1.23.
For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Salem. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 93 Mbps.
Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Salem covering 100% of the area.
HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Salem where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.
Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Salem, $47.84.
HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Salem, $1.23.
For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Salem. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 93 Mbps.
Cox is the fastest internet provider in Salem with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 2.722% of households in Salem. The next fastest internet provider in Salem is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 99% of the area.
Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Salem with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Salem, $47.84.
Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.
If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.
Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.
Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.