Internet Providers in Norfolk, VA

Residential Internet Statistics for Norfolk, VA
Internet Service Providers: 3
Plans Start From: $29.99
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Norfolk, Virginia:

Showing 1 to 5 Providers

  • 1. Cox
    97.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    97.4% Available
  • 2. Verizon
    96.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    96.2% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    61.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    61.8% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available

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Internet Access in Norfolk, Virginia

There are two widely available broadband options for Norfolk residents: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider, with speeds up to 100 Mbps and coverage in virtually one hundred percent of the local area. As for HughesNet, they offer Satellite, with coverage for near one hundred percent of the area and advertised download speeds of 25 Mbps.

The information listed here is sourced via FCC reports. Then, it is with privatized databases to create more accurate results than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Information on speeds and pricing of individual Internet plans is generated by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points every year.

Cox Communications provides a common second choice. They offer 97 percent local availability and a maximum speed of 1,000 Mbps. There are 6 providers in Norfolk marketing specialized enterprise-level services like point-to-point connectivity and MPLS. The small business listings on this page include every provider with business services on their site, but consumer-focused companies often offer unlisted business plans as well.

Looking at network technologies with significant infrastructure built the Norfolk area, the most common physical wire broadband tech options are Cable and DSL and Fiber, with 97.43% and 96.16% respectively. TV providers are the main source for cable Internet, because they can utilize their existing coaxial TV cables — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect customers to the Internet. Cable often makes sense for Norfolk residents because of the strong speeds in an attainable price range.

On the whole, the diversity of Internet service choices in Norfolk is not high — most of the area has 1 provider. 11,000 of area residents have one of fewer options for broadband — as is verifiable in the interactive map below. So, that leaves 4.86 percent of residents with only one Internet company in their area. Explore the map below to see coverage variations between census blocks in Norfolk, and compare real-world speed test statistics for the most common providers.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Norfolk, Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 97.4%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 61.8%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
11,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Norfolk is the 285th most connected city in Virginia ahead of Portsmouth and Carrollton, but behind Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, and Hampton.

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The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 3,000 people in Norfolk County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Approximately 95% of Norfolk residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Norfolk County, approximately 6,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Map of ISPs in Norfolk

Norfolk Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Compare Norfolk to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Norfolk 184.7 Mbps 8 $0.60 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +397 Mbps ) 22 ( +14 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -11.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +15 Mbps ) 20 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +17.5 Mbps ) 27 ( +19 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +11.8 Mbps ) 11 ( +3 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )