Internet providers in Sandston, VA

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At 100%, broadband coverage in Sandston 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 Sandston area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Sandston residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 68% of those living in Sandston.

There are four internet providers serving the Sandston area, and 99.85% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Sandston's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Sandston

The largest internet providers in Sandston are Verizon and Xfinity bringing fiber-optic, DSL, and cable options to Sandston.

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Sandston residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 68% of the area. Sandston’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 100% of Sandston residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Sandston covering 97% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Verizon is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Sandston than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Sandston, $44.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sandston, $3.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 880 Mbps in Sandston. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sandston's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

68%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in Sandston covering 68% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Sandston 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 Sandston, $44.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sandston, $3.00.

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 Sandston. These download speeds are available to 68% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Sandston's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

400 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Sandston covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Sandston 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 Sandston, $44.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sandston, $3.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 400 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Sandston. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Sandston's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Sandston, you’ll likely have options from cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Sandston, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. offers 100% availability in Sandston and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Sandston at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is higher than average for Sandston at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Sandston residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Sandston, VA internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 200 - 940 Mbps Fiber-optic 97%
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 15 Mbps DSL 68%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 400 Mbps Cable 100%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 12 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in Sandston with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Sandston. The next fastest internet provider in Sandston is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 400 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Sandston with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Sandston, $44.99.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Sandston, covering 97% of the city.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.