Internet providers in
Portsmouth, VA

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5+ Mbps
  • Regular browsing
  • Music streaming
  • Ideal for 1 person
10+ Mbps
  • HD video streaming
  • Casual gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 people
20+ Mbps
  • Ultra HD streaming
  • Frequent gaming
  • Ideal for 2-4 people
40+ Mbps
  • Simultaneous HD streaming
  • Simultaneous gaming
  • Ideal for 4+

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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.

 
1. Verizon
Available in Portsmouth
Connection:
Fiber
Download/Upload
speeds up to

940/880Mbps
2. Spectrum
Available in Portsmouth
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
3. Cox Communications
Available in Portsmouth
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
300Mbps
4. Viasat
Available in Portsmouth
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
1. Spectrum
Available in Portsmouth
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
2. Cox Communications
Available in Portsmouth
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
300Mbps
3. Viasat
Available in Portsmouth
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. XO Communications
Available in Portsmouth
Connection:
Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
5. Megapath
Available in Portsmouth
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
6. Level 3 Communications
Available in Portsmouth
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
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1. AT&T
Available in Portsmouth
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4GLTE
2. Sprint
Available in Portsmouth
Connection:
Mobile
Sprint
4GLTE
3. T-Mobile
Available in Portsmouth
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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Portsmouth Residential Internet Coverage

Portsmouth is an economically diverse, nautical community with both blue- and white-collar workers. Residents are well-educated and middle income. More residents of Portsmouth identify as African-American than white. Portsmouth residents trust their internet connection to stay in touch with the community and advance their careers. Compared with 85% of Virginia, 99% of Portsmouth has access to high-speed internet.

Cox Communications is the most prominent supplier, reaching 94% of homes with cable internet. Between I-664 and I-464 Verizon Fios offers DSL to 84% of home and fiber optics to 42% of residents. West of the Elizabeth River, 1% of residents have an additional cable option from Charter.

Megapth offers copper wire and DSL hookups for commercial users while Level 3 Communications reaches 1% of businesses with fiber optics. Businesses can also connect using the services offered to residents.

Internet Provider types in Portsmouth


Cable

95%
Coverage

DSL

90%
Coverage

Fiber

42%
Coverage

Internet Provider availability in Portsmouth,VA


3 Mbps
100%
availability

10 Mbps
100%
availability

25 Mbps
99%
availability
Broadband internet availability
(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)
99%
Portsmouth
79%
USA

Summary of Portsmouth Internet Providers

ProviderTypeDownload speeds up toUser Rating
VerizonFiber940 MbpsN/A
SpectrumCable100 Mbps3.5/5
Cox CommunicationsCable300 Mbps3.5/5
ViasatSatellite25 MbpsN/A
Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Portsmouth


The speed has been good for the most part and the signal comes through nicely. So far I have no complaints.

Raelena Pavey Portsmouth, VA2015-07-11

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5/6people found this review helpful


I've been using cox communications for years now but feel their service is a little pricey and it seems to increase periodically.

Gina Facenda Portsmouth, VA2014-12-01

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10/10people found this review helpful


I 've had Cox Internet for a while and I have been very pleased with the result. hasn't stopped randomly or anything! definitely recommended

Billie Smith Portsmouth, VA2014-10-16

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8/11people found this review helpful

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