Purcellville is a small Virginia town with fewer than 7,000 residents as of 2011. It lies just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of the Loudoun Valley. Though small, Purcellville's population nearly doubled between the 2000 and 2010 census. The population boom has been accompanied by increasing access to new technology. Purcellville residents have many options for both cable and Internet services.
Four companies provide cable TV services in the Purcellville area. Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Charter Communications each offers various cable packages. Customers can pay for only a few local channels or purchase packages that include more than 200 local and premium channels. Each provider also offers special sports and entertainment packages that give access to additional programs.
Some customers might prefer satellite to cable television. Many residents in rural areas have long used satellite, because cable has become only recently available in some remote areas in 2011. Both DirecTV and DISH Network provide satellite services in the Purcellville area. Their customers can choose between 125 and more than 285 channels.
Wireless and Satellite Internet
Loudoun Wireless LLC and RoadStar Internet are Internet providers in the Purcellville area. RoadStar Internet has teamed up with the local government to provide hot spots in the downtown area so residents can access the Internet away from home. Other Internet providers include HughesNet and Verizon Wireless.
Cable and DSL Internet
Each of the four cable providers also offers Internet services. Residents can choose from several speeds and types of connections. Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications all allow customers to either run the Internet through their phone line (DSL) or through a cable modem. They also offer discounted bundles when residents use more than one service.