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Internet providers in Chesapeake, VA

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Chesapeake, VA internet providers

Provider
Verizon - -Fiber-optic65%
Verizon - -DSL82%
Cox $29.99 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.724%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable98%
Mediacom $39.99 60 - 200 MbpsCable2.130%
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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 $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Chesapeake

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Viasat 25 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Cox 210 Mbps 27 Mbps Fiber-optic
HughesNet 6 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Verizon 129 Mbps 71 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in Chesapeake

The largest internet providers in Chesapeake are Cox, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing cable and satellite options to Chesapeake.

Cable internet from Cox is available to nearly all Chesapeake residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Chesapeake’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Chesapeake residents.

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, $42.49.

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, $1.47.

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 slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Chesapeake's providers, 388 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Chesapeake 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Chesapeake, $42.49.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 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 Chesapeake, $1.47.

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 Chesapeake. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Chesapeake's providers, 388 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Chesapeake covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Chesapeake 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 start at $50/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Chesapeake, $42.49.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Chesapeake, $1.47.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Chesapeake. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Chesapeake's providers, 388 Mbps.

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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.

Cox offers the cheapest internet in Chesapeake with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Chesapeake, $42.49.

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.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

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%.