Internet providers in Chesapeake, VA

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Chesapeake internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Chesapeake is comparable to the rest of Virginia - 97%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Chesapeake area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Chesapeake residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 82% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 65% of those living in Chesapeake.

There are five internet providers serving the Chesapeake area, and 96.80% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Chesapeake's five internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Chesapeake

The largest internet providers in Chesapeake are Verizon and Cox bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Chesapeake.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to most Chesapeake residents, covering 82% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from Verizon, which covers 65% of the area. Chesapeake’s third most-available internet provider, Cox, offers cable to around 98% of Chesapeake residents.

Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

82%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Chesapeake covering 82% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Chesapeake 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 Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Chesapeake, $39.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Chesapeake, $1.60.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 15 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Chesapeake. These download speeds are available to 82% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Chesapeake's providers, 501 Mbps.

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Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

65%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to most households in Chesapeake covering 65% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Chesapeake, $39.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Chesapeake, $1.60.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 880 Mbps in Chesapeake. These download speeds are available to 65% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Chesapeake's providers, 501 Mbps.

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Cox cable internet

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

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to nearly all households in Chesapeake covering 98% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Cox start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Chesapeake, $39.99.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Chesapeake, $1.60.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cox offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in Chesapeake. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Chesapeake's providers, 501 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Chesapeake, VA internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 200 - 940 Mbps Fiber-optic 65%
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 15 Mbps DSL 82%
Cox $29.99/mo. 10 - 1,000 Mbps Fiber-optic 0.724%
Cox $29.99/mo. 10 - 300 Mbps Cable 98%
Mediacom $19.99/mo. 60 - 200 Mbps Cable 2.130%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Cox is the fastest internet provider in Chesapeake with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.724% of households in Chesapeake. The next fastest internet provider in Chesapeake is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 65% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Chesapeake with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Chesapeake, $39.99.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Chesapeake, covering 65% of the city. Cox also offers fiber internet in Chesapeake and is available to 0.724% of households.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.