Internet providers in 20166

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20166 internet providers

Provider
Verizon $39.99 -Fiber-optic90%
Verizon $39.99 -DSL83%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 400 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
All Points Broadband $79.99 10 - 15 MbpsWireless100%
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20166 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 20166 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 20166 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 90% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 83% of those living in the 20166 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 20166 area, and 98.38% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 20166, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 20166

The largest internet providers serving the 20166 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 20166 ZIP code, covering 90% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 83% of the area. Sterling’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 100% of residents in the 20166 ZIP code.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

90%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in the 20166 ZIP code, covering 90% 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 20166 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $51.99.

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 20166 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sterling's providers, 113 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

83%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in the 20166 ZIP code, covering 83% 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 $39.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $51.99.

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 20166 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 83% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Sterling's providers, 113 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 the 20166 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 20166 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, $51.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sterling, $2.89.

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 20166 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, 113 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 20166 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 20166 and the greater Sterling area. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Sterling at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Sterling at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 20166 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 $59.99 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 20166 frequently asked questions

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in the 20166 ZIP code with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 90% of households in 20166. The next fastest internet provider in the 20166 ZIP code is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 400 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 20166 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $51.99.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 20166 ZIP code, covering 90% of the city.

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.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.