Internet providers in Portsmouth, NH

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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 $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Portsmouth

The largest internet providers in Portsmouth are Xfinity, HughesNet, and ViaSat, Inc. bringing cable and satellite 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 satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Portsmouth’s third most-available internet provider, ViaSat, Inc., offers satellite to around 100% 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, $46.66.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portsmouth, $4.67.

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 faster than the average max speeds from all Portsmouth's providers, 83 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Portsmouth covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Portsmouth where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Portsmouth, $46.66.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portsmouth, $4.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Portsmouth. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Portsmouth's providers, 83 Mbps.

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ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet

Provider

ViaSat, Inc.

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from ViaSat, Inc. offers broadband to all households in Portsmouth covering 100% of the area.

ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Portsmouth where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for ViaSat, Inc. start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Portsmouth, $46.66.

ViaSat, Inc. customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portsmouth, $4.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ViaSat, Inc. offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Portsmouth. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Portsmouth's providers, 83 Mbps.

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Portsmouth, NH internet providers

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Provider
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 200 Mbps Cable 99%
FairPoint Communications, Inc. - - Fiber-optic 96%
FairPoint Communications, Inc. - - DSL 89%
Pivotal Global Capacity, LLC - - DSL 1.741%
Biddeford Internet Corporation - - DSL 1.515%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

FairPoint Communications, Inc. 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.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Portsmouth with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Portsmouth, $46.66.

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

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.