Internet providers in Wakefield, VA

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Wakefield, VA internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic90%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL55%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable10%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable89%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Wakefield internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Wakefield 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 Wakefield area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Wakefield residents. 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 55% of those living in Wakefield.

There are five internet providers serving the Wakefield area, and 99.52% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Wakefield's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Wakefield

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Wakefield residents, covering 90% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 55% of the area. Wakefield’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 10% of Wakefield residents.

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 Wakefield 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 Wakefield than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Wakefield, $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 Wakefield, $1.67.

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 Wakefield. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Wakefield's providers, 318 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

55%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to about half of households in Wakefield covering 55% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Wakefield 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 Wakefield, $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 Wakefield, $1.67.

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 Wakefield. These download speeds are available to 55% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Wakefield's providers, 318 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

10%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to a limited number of households in Wakefield covering 10% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Wakefield residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Wakefield, $44.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wakefield, $1.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Wakefield. These download speeds are available to 10% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Wakefield's providers, 318 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in Wakefield with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 90% of households in Wakefield. The next fastest internet provider in Wakefield is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 10% of the area.

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

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Wakefield, covering 90% of the city.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

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.

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.