Virginia Beach Internet | Service Providers in Virginia Beach

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About Internet Service in Virginia Beach

Internet users in Virginia Beach might consider themselves lucky – the average download speed for this city is 51% higher than the national average of 20.42 Mbps. It is not surprising, since Virginia Beach has a high rate of Internet accessibility; when it comes to fiber connections, Virginia Beach exceeds national connectivity averages.

Virginia Beach County Quick Facts

  • Total Area (sq miles): 474
  • Population: 441,872
  • Housing Units: 178,624
Virginia Beach Education Levels Overall U.S. Education Levels
H.S. Graduates 90.4% 80.0%
Bachelor’s Degree 27.6% 24.8%
Virginia Beach Resident Incomes Overall U.S. Incomes
Median Income $69,838 $58,283
Poverty Rate 8.0% 15.8%
Below $25k 12.4% 24.1%
$25k-$50k 27.0% 30.0%
$50k-$100k 38.3% 30.6%
$100k-$200k 21.7% 16.5%
$200k or more 4.0% 4.2%

Source: BroadbandMap.gov

Internet Access in Virginia Beach

City Connectivity

The accessibility rates for DSL, fiber, cable, and wireless connectivity are very high in Virginia Beach, beating the national average across the board. The high adoption rate of fiber is noteworthy, since this is a newer and much faster form of Internet connectivity.

City Accessibility Rates Overall U.S. Rates
DSL 94.3% 89.7%
Fiber 58.6% 23.3%
Cable 95.1% 88.6%
Wireless 99.9% 99.0%

Source: BroadbandMap.gov

Internet Speed in Virginia Beach

In addition to beating the national average, Virginia Beach’s upload and download speeds also exceed the rates in the state of Virginia. However, locations such as Great Falls and Centreville have speedier download speeds, clocking in at 35.37 Mbps and 34.13 Mbps, respectively. It is possible that the reduced amount of Internet users and traffic lead to higher average speeds for these locations. The lowest Internet speeds recorded within Virginia are found in Williamsburg, clocking in at 25.08 Mbps, which is still faster than the national average.

  • Upload Speed: 12.81 Mbps
  • Download Speed: 30.85 Mbps
  • Source: NetIndex.com

Virginia Beach-Area Providers

Many national mainstream ISPs serve the residents of Virginia Beach, including AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. However, residents can also choose Cox Communications, an ISP that has limited availability within the United States. T-Mobile and Verizon offer the slowest starting packages for Internet subscribers. Cox Communications appears to provide the most affordable and speedy Internet packages within this city.

For Virginia Beach, the final list of ISPs looks like this:

Cox Communications (Internet Packages)

  • Service Areas: Available throughout Virginia Beach
  • Service Tiers: Cox Internet Essential, Cox Internet Preferred, Cox Internet Premier, Cox Internet Ultimate
  • Downstream Speeds: 5 Mbps, 25 Mbps, 50 Mbps, and 100 Mbps
  • Monthly Price: $34.99, $49.99, $61.99, $89.99
  • Features and Limitations: The entry level Internet package with Cox is much faster than the starting packages provided by the other ISPs in Virginia Beach. Depending on the service tier, subscribers can also receive Spam Blocker software and additional Webmail accounts.

Verizon (High Speed DSL)

  • Service Areas: Availability based on residential address in Virginia Beach
  • Service Tiers: High Speed Internet and High Speed Internet Enhanced
  • Downstream Speeds: 0.5 – 15 Mbps
  • Monthly Price: $19.99 and $29.99 (One year minimum contract)
  • Features and Limitations: Verizon’s starting Internet service tier offers one of the lowest speeds of any ISP, which can severely affect browsing experiences.

T-Mobile (Mobile Internet)

  • Service Areas: 4G LTE coverage across Virginia Beach
  • Service Tiers: 500 MB, 2.5 GB, 4.5 GB, 6.5 GB, 8.5 GB, and 10.5 GB
  • Downstream Speeds: 13.11 Mbps – 36.65 Mbps
  • Monthly Price: $20, $30, $40, $50, $60, and $70
  • Features and Limitations: Users sacrifice Internet speeds for wireless mobility by using 4G LTE data plans. Connectivity may be intermittent, based on cell reception at your current location.

AT&T (U-Verse)

  • Service Areas: Availability based on residential address in Virginia Beach
  • Service Tiers: Pro, Elite, Max, Max Plus, Max Turbo, and Power
  • Downstream Speeds: 3 Mbps, 6 Mbps, 12 Mbps, 18 Mbps, 24 Mbps, and 45 Mbps
  • Monthly Price: $29.95, $34.95, $44.95, $54.95, and $64.95
  • Features and Limitations: AT&T includes a wireless router and security software in their high speed Internet packages. However, their starting plan is quite pricey for extremely low downstream speeds, which also requires a minimum 12-month commitment.

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