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Internet providers in Portsmouth, OH

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Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL93%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
Minford Telephone Company - -Fiber-optic2.152%
Minford Telephone Company - -DSL2.152%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Portsmouth internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Portsmouth is comparable to the rest of Ohio - 99%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Portsmouth area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Portsmouth residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 2.150% of those living in Portsmouth.

There are six internet providers serving the Portsmouth area, and 93.23% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Portsmouth's six internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Portsmouth

The largest internet providers in Portsmouth are Frontier, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Portsmouth.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Portsmouth residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Portsmouth’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Portsmouth residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

93%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Portsmouth covering 93% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier 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 Frontier start at $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Portsmouth, $45.74.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portsmouth, $1.76.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Portsmouth. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Portsmouth's providers, 44 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Portsmouth covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’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 Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Portsmouth, $45.74.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portsmouth, $1.76.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Portsmouth. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Portsmouth's providers, 44 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, $45.74.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portsmouth, $1.76.

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 about the same as the average max speeds from all Portsmouth's providers, 44 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Portsmouth with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Portsmouth. The next fastest internet provider in Portsmouth is Minford Telephone Company, offering download speeds up to 45 Mbps to 2.152% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Portsmouth with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Portsmouth, $45.74.

Minford Telephone Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Portsmouth, covering 2.152% of the city.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

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.