Internet providers in Portsmouth, VA

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1. Cox Communications
99% available in Portsmouth
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

Self Installation Available 

2. Verizon
99% available in Portsmouth
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

User Rating (188)
3. Viasat
99% available in Portsmouth
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. HughesNet
99% available in Portsmouth
Connection:
Geo Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
1. Viasat
99% available in Portsmouth
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
1. AT&T Wireless
Available in Portsmouth
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
4GLTE

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2. T-Mobile
Available in Portsmouth
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

User Rating Info
3. Verizon Wireless
Available in Portsmouth
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

User Rating Info

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How much internet speed do I need?

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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What is the best internet provider in Portsmouth?

Internet Provider Types in Portsmouth


Cable

95%
Coverage


DSL

90%
Coverage


Fiber

42%
Coverage

Internet Speed Availability in Portsmouth


3 Mbps

100%
Availability


10 Mbps

100%
Availability


25 Mbps

99%
Availability

Broadband Internet Availability

(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)

99%
Portsmouth
85%
Virginia
79%
USA

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.

Fastest Internet Service Providers in Portsmouth

Cox Communications offers internet at speeds up to 940 Mbps

Verizon offers internet at speeds up to 940 Mbps

Viasat offers internet at speeds up to 25 Mbps

HughesNet offers internet at speeds up to 25 Mbps

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Summary of Portsmouth internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
Cox Communications Cable 940 Mbps 3.0/5
Verizon DSL & Fiber 940 Mbps 3.5/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
HughesNet Geo Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5

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 Portsmouth

Cox Communications

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Raelena P | 07-11-2015

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

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Cox Communications

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Gina F | 12-01-2014

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

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Cox Communications

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Billie S | 10-16-2014

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

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