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Internet providers in Suffolk, VA

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Suffolk, VA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 15 MbpsDSL85%
Spectrum $49.99 300-1,000 Mbps **Cable95%
Cox $49.99 100 - 300 MbpsCable1.647%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $64.99 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Suffolk internet service at a glance

At 96%, broadband coverage in Suffolk 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 Suffolk area will have access to cable, which covers 95% of Suffolk residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 85% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Suffolk, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the Suffolk area, and 84.33% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Suffolk's five internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Suffolk

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 119 Mbps 15 Mbps Cable
HughesNet 3 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Cox 404 Mbps 110 Mbps Cable
Viasat 13 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Verizon 63 Mbps 47 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Suffolk

The largest internet providers in Suffolk are Verizon, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Suffolk.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Suffolk residents, covering 85% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 95% of the area. Suffolk’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Suffolk residents.

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

85%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Suffolk covering 85% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Suffolk 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Suffolk, $55.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Suffolk, $0.38.

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 Suffolk. These download speeds are available to 85% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Suffolk's providers, 130 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

95%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in Suffolk covering 95% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Suffolk, $55.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 1,000 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Suffolk, $0.38.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Suffolk. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Suffolk's providers, 130 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Suffolk 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Suffolk, $55.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Suffolk, $0.38.

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 Suffolk. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Suffolk's providers, 130 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Suffolk with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 95% of households in Suffolk. The next fastest internet provider in Suffolk is Cox, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 1.647% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Suffolk with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Suffolk, $55.99.

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.

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.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

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.