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Internet providers in Norfolk, VA

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Norfolk, VA internet providers

Provider
Verizon - -Fiber-optic2.139%
Verizon - -DSL97%
Cox $29.99 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.702%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable97%
HughesNet $49.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Norfolk internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Norfolk 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 Norfolk area will have access to DSL, which covers 97% of Norfolk residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 2.690% of those living in Norfolk.

There are four internet providers serving the Norfolk area, and 96.13% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Norfolk's four 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 Norfolk

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
HughesNet 9 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Cox 194 Mbps 20 Mbps Fiber-optic
Verizon 59 Mbps 8 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in Norfolk

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

Cable internet from Cox is available to nearly all Norfolk residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Norfolk’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Norfolk residents.

Cox cable internet

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

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to nearly all households in Norfolk covering 97% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Norfolk 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 Norfolk, $43.33.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Norfolk, $2.28.

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 Norfolk. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Norfolk's providers, 446 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 Norfolk covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Norfolk 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 Norfolk, $43.33.

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 Norfolk, $2.28.

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 Norfolk. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Norfolk's providers, 446 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

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

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Norfolk 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 Norfolk, $43.33.

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 Norfolk, $2.28.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Norfolk. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Norfolk's providers, 446 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Cox is the fastest internet provider in Norfolk with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.702% of households in Norfolk. The next fastest internet provider in Norfolk is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 2.139% of the area.

Cox offers the cheapest internet in Norfolk with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Norfolk, $43.33.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Norfolk, covering 2.139% of the city. Cox also offers fiber internet in Norfolk and is available to 0.702% of households.

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.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

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.