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Internet providers in Portsmouth, NH

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Xfinity $29.99 15 - 200 MbpsCable99%
Consolidated Communications $25 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic96%
Consolidated Communications $25 10 - 25 MbpsDSL89%
GTT Communications - -DSL1.741%
Great Works Internet (GWI) - -DSL1.515%
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Portsmouth internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Portsmouth is comparable to the rest of New Hampshire - 98%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Portsmouth area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Portsmouth residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 96% of those living in Portsmouth.

There are six internet providers serving the Portsmouth area, and 98.13% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Portsmouth's six internet providers, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Portsmouth

The largest internet providers in Portsmouth are Xfinity and Consolidated Communications bringing cable, fiber-optic, and DSL options to Portsmouth.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all Portsmouth residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from Consolidated Communications, which covers 96% of the area. Portsmouth’s third most-available internet provider, Consolidated Communications, offers DSL to around 89% of Portsmouth residents.

Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Portsmouth covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Portsmouth residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Portsmouth, $41.24.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portsmouth, $2.29.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Portsmouth. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Portsmouth's providers, 319 Mbps.

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Consolidated Communications fiber-optic internet

Provider

Consolidated Communications

Starting price*
$25/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

96%

Fiber-optic from Consolidated Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in Portsmouth covering 96% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Consolidated Communications is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Portsmouth than other internet types.

Internet prices for Consolidated Communications start at $25/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Portsmouth, $41.24.

Consolidated Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portsmouth, $2.29.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Consolidated Communications offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Portsmouth. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Portsmouth's providers, 319 Mbps.

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Consolidated Communications DSL internet

Provider

Consolidated Communications

Starting price*
$25/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

89%

DSL from Consolidated Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in Portsmouth covering 89% of the area.

DSL internet from Consolidated Communications uses telephone lines in Portsmouth to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Consolidated Communications start at $25/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Portsmouth, $41.24.

Consolidated Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portsmouth, $2.29.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Consolidated Communications offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Portsmouth. These download speeds are available to 89% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Portsmouth's providers, 319 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Portsmouth, you’ll likely have options from cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Portsmouth, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Portsmouth and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Portsmouth at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Portsmouth at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Portsmouth residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Consolidated Communications is the fastest internet provider in Portsmouth with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 96% of households in Portsmouth. The next fastest internet provider in Portsmouth is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Consolidated Communications offers the cheapest internet in Portsmouth with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Portsmouth, $41.24.

Consolidated Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Portsmouth, covering 96% of the city.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.