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Internet providers in Chesapeake, VA

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Chesapeake, VA internet providers

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Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic65%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL82%
Cox $119.99 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.724%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable98%
Mediacom $29.99 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.

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, $41.99.

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, $1.45.

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, $41.99.

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, $1.45.

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, $41.99.

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, $1.45.

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 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. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in 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.

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, $41.99.

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.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

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.

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.