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Internet providers in 20164

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20164 internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic99%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL69%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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20164 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 20164 ZIP code 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 20164 ZIP will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 99% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 69% of those living in the 20164 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 20164 area, and 99.84% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 20164, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Sterling

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 88 Mbps 15 Mbps Cable
Verizon 74 Mbps 42 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in 20164

The largest internet providers serving the 20164 ZIP code are Verizon and Xfinity bringing fiber-optic, DSL, and cable options to the area.

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all in the 20164 ZIP code, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 69% of the area. Sterling’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 100% of residents in the 20164 ZIP code.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to all households in the 20164 ZIP code, covering 99% 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 20164 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $54.98.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sterling, $0.40.

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 20164 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sterling's providers, 281 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

69%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in the 20164 ZIP code, covering 69% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $54.98.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sterling, $0.40.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in 20164 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 69% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sterling's providers, 281 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in the 20164 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 20164 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 Sterling, $54.98.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sterling, $0.40.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 20164 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sterling's providers, 281 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 20164 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 20164 and the greater Sterling area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Sterling at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Sterling at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 20164 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Sterling may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Sterling cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers.

Internet providers in 20164 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 20164 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 20164. The next fastest internet provider in the 20164 ZIP code is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 20164 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $54.98.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 20164 ZIP code, covering 99% of the city.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

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%.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.