Internet providers in University Center, VA

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University Center internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in University Center 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 University Center area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of University Center residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 86% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 72% of those living in University Center.

There are five internet providers serving the University Center area, and 99.48% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among University Center's five 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 University Center

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

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all University Center residents, covering 86% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from Verizon, which covers 72% of the area. University Center’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 99% of University Center residents.

Verizon DSL internet

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

10 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

86%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in University Center covering 86% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in University Center 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 University Center, $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 University Center, $3.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 10 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in University Center. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all University Center's providers, 297 Mbps.

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Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

72%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to most households in University Center covering 72% 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 University Center than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in University Center, $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 University Center, $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 University Center. These download speeds are available to 72% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all University Center's providers, 297 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in University Center covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but University Center 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 University Center, $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 University Center, $3.00.

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 University Center. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all University Center's providers, 297 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

University Center, VA internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic72%
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 10 MbpsDSL86%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 200 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Virginia Everywhere, LLC - -Wireless100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in University Center with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 72% of households in University Center. The next fastest internet provider in University Center is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 99% of the area.

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

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in University Center, covering 72% of the city.

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.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.