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Internet providers in Chesapeake, VA

1. EarthLink.
99% available in Chesapeake
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

Ranked #1 Overall by Highspeedinternet.com customer satisfaction survey for 2021 & 2022.

2. Cox Communications
99% available in Chesapeake
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

Limited availability in select areas

3. Verizon Home Internet
99% available in Chesapeake
Connection:
5G Home, DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2048Mbps

User Rating(16)
4. Lumos
16% available in Chesapeake
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

Get a $200 Reward Card + 1 Month Free + Free Installation on 1 Gig. Terms Apply.

1. Cox Communications
99% available in Chesapeake
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

Limited availability in select areas

2. Verizon Home Internet
99% available in Chesapeake
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2048Mbps

User Rating(16)
3. Earthlink Business
99% available in Chesapeake
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps

Get started with a $500 gift card today.

4. Lumos
31% available in Chesapeake
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

Get a $200 Reward Card + 1 Month Free + Free Installation on 1 Gig. Terms Apply.

5. Ooma
50% available in Chesapeake
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
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1. Mint
Available in Chesapeake
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
2. Visible
Available in Chesapeake
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
3. Cox Communications
99% available in Chesapeake
Connection:
Mobile
Cox Communications
5G Speeds may vary

User Rating

Limited availability in select areas

4. AT&T Wireless
65% available in Chesapeake
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
5. Verizon Wireless
67% available in Chesapeake
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating

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0–5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email
  • Streaming music on one device
  • Searching on Google

5–40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device
  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime
  • Online gaming for one player

40–100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices
  • Multiplayer online gaming
  • Downloading large files

100–500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens
  • Downloading files quickly
  • Gaming online for multiple players

500–1,000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

Internet in Chesapeake

Moving towns or switching internet providers can be confusing and stressful. Comparing internet providers against the averages in the Chesapeake area can help you choose the right internet and get back to your life.

Average starting price
$67.58/mo

Average speed
213.7 Mbps

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Chesapeake Residential Internet Coverage

Covering a significant area south of Norfolk, the city of Chesapeake is home to several expansive internet service providers that meet the needs of businesses and residents.

Through Verizon Fios, almost all of Chesapeake Bay enjoys high-speed fiber internet access. Coverage starts at the southern edge of Norfolk, running into the northern Chesapeake neighborhood of Deep Creek North and running south to Pleasant Grove. Through Verizon, customers have access to a well-established DSL network. This network covers the entirety of Chesapeake, running beyond the city limits in all directions. Coverage reaches Dismal Swamp in the west, Western Branch in the north, Butts Station in the east, and Pleasant Grove in the south.

Charter has a slightly smaller service area that currently reaches part of western Chesapeake. The service area stretches into Western Branch and part of Dismal Swamp, stretching beyond the western city limits into neighboring communities.

Via Mediacom, those living in central and eastern Chesapeake have access to internet service. The company serves the neighborhoods of Greenbrier, Great Bridge, Butts Station, and Pleasant Grove. With a coverage map reaching all of Chesapeake, Megapath is a popular choice in this region.

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Average download speed
213.72 Mbps

Average upload speed
69.45 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
15.24 ms

Average jitter
35.18 ms

 

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Summary of Chesapeake internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
EarthLink. Fiber 1000 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for EarthLink.
Cox Communications Fiber 2000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Cox Communications
Verizon Home Internet 5G Home, DSL & Fiber 2048 Mbps 4/5 View Plans for Verizon Home Internet
Lumos Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.0/5 View Plans for Lumos

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Chesapeake

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on internet providers in Chesapeake.

Spectrum

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Matthew R | 10-02-2023

I just moved to Suffolk VA from Chesapeake VA where I had Verizon (930D/888U) for 16 years @$69.99/M no contract no hassell, and all I had to do was pay the bill. Enter Spectrum, Easy call setup for their 500D/500U, they have fiber, I am all in. Price after some 2 year contract discount is $69.99/M, half the speed of Version and double the cost but ok. First test comes back at 500D/20U technician says no worries they can increase that for you if you need more, I was like ok sign off. I call in the lady on the line could have cared less about my needs, wants, or desires. Got the Canned response "I can connect you to customer retention"? I was like I have been a customer for 5 days and I am dissatisfied. They don't care because they seem to have a monopoly setup and there are not competitors in the fiber market. So I advise if you work from home think twice before you move to Suffolk Va because of spectrum's Twice as high fees, quarter of the speeds, and horrible customer service!!!

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Verizon

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Monique R | 05-15-2017

This service is excellent. We are very pleased over all. There haven't been any issues, not even on the rainy days. We would recommend "FiOS" to anyone.

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Monique R | 05-15-2017

This service is excellent. We are very pleased over all. There haven't been any issues, not even on the rainy days. We would recommend "FiOS" to anyone.

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Spectrum

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Matthew R | 10-02-2023

I just moved to Suffolk VA from Chesapeake VA where I had Verizon (930D/888U) for 16 years @$69.99/M no contract no hassell, and all I had to do was pay the bill. Enter Spectrum, Easy call setup for their 500D/500U, they have fiber, I am all in. Price after some 2 year contract discount is $69.99/M, half the speed of Version and double the cost but ok. First test comes back at 500D/20U technician says no worries they can increase that for you if you need more, I was like ok sign off. I call in the lady on the line could have cared less about my needs, wants, or desires. Got the Canned response "I can connect you to customer retention"? I was like I have been a customer for 5 days and I am dissatisfied. They don't care because they seem to have a monopoly setup and there are not competitors in the fiber market. So I advise if you work from home think twice before you move to Suffolk Va because of spectrum's Twice as high fees, quarter of the speeds, and horrible customer service!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 5 No 0

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