Virginia HughesNet Satellite Internet Offers
Until now residents of Virginia living in rural areas of the state had no choice but to endure the frustrations of dial-up internet because high speed broadband was simply not available. HughesNet is the favorite choice of Virginians living where DSL and cable networks don't reach. It's no wonder with speeds of up to 50x faster than dial-up service.
All you need to have is a clear, unobstructed view of the southern sky to take advantage of the high speed satellite internet picked up by your satellite dish and relayed to you via coaxial cable. Multiple users can access the internet from a single connection around the clock. You never have to wait again for a connection with service that is always "on".
Virginia Wired Broadband Coverage
Virginia currently has 68 high speed internet providers serving areas of the state. Wired broadband providers utilize one or more high speed line technologies, such as ADSL, SDSL, traditional wireline, cable modem or fiber. Virginia has nearly 3.6 million lines providing services to urban areas like Richmond, Virginia Beach, Charlottesville, Roanoke, Newport News, Chesapeake, Suffolk and Lynchburg. These lines provide high speed broadband internet access for 1.9 million households and 1.7 million businesses throughout Virginia.
Virginia has a large rural population, with 14%, or 1.1 million, of it's residents residing in rural areas. A broadband coverage map that was recently completed by the state of Virginia shows that much of Virginia's rural areas have little or no access to wired high speed broadband. The areas with the most disperse access are in the central and northern, near the Blue Ridge Mountains, parts of the state. The mountaneous terrain makes it difficult to provide lines which are essential for high speed broadband access. Satellite internet has an advantage in these areas, as it does not require the laying of lines for access.