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Internet providers in 23701

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Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic75%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL75%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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23701 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 23701 ZIP code 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 23701 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 75% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 75% of those living in the 23701 ZIP code.

There are four internet providers serving the 23701 area, and 99.15% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among four internet providers in 23701, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 23701

The largest internet providers serving the 23701 ZIP code are Verizon and Cox bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to most in the 23701 ZIP code, covering 75% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from Verizon, which covers 75% of the area. Portsmouth’s third most-available internet provider, Cox, offers cable to around 100% of residents in the 23701 ZIP code.

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

75%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in the 23701 ZIP code, covering 75% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Portsmouth, $44.99.

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 Portsmouth, $2.37.

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 23701 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 75% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Portsmouth's providers, 323 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

75%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to most households in the 23701 ZIP code, covering 75% 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 23701 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Portsmouth, $44.99.

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 Portsmouth, $2.37.

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 23701 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 75% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Portsmouth's providers, 323 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

100%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to all households in the 23701 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 23701 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 Portsmouth, $44.99.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portsmouth, $2.37.

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 23701 ZIP code. 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, 323 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 23701 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 23701 and the greater Portsmouth area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Portsmouth at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Portsmouth at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 23701 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 23701 frequently asked questions

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in the 23701 ZIP code with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 75% of households in 23701. The next fastest internet provider in the 23701 ZIP code is Cox, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Cox offers the cheapest internet in the 23701 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Portsmouth, $44.99.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 23701 ZIP code, covering 75% of the city.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

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Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.