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Portsmouth, VA Internet Access

Internet Connectivity in Portsmouth

^ An estimated 67,066 Portsmouth residents are connected to the Internet either at home, work, elsewhere or at multiple locations [1].

Internet Availability in Portsmouth

^ Collectively (all cities), 80.2% of all Virginia residents live in a household where Internet is available, which ranks 15th in the nation [2].

Disconnected in Portsmouth

^ There are an estimated 28,565 Portsmouth residents who are not connected to the Internet at all - whether at home, work, or elsewhere [1].

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Portsmouth Internet Speeds

Landline Internet Speed in Portsmouth

  • Average wireline ISP speeds in Portsmouth
    • Average download speed: 4.27 Mb/s
    • Average upload speed: 2.65 Mb/s
    • Maximum download speed: 5.72 Mb/s
    • Maximum upload speed: 2.81 Mb/s
  • *Results based on 30 wireline tests.

Landline Internet Speed: Portsmouth vs. the U.S.

How Portsmouth landline Internet speeds compare to the rest of the nation [4].


Wireless Internet Speed in Portsmouth

  • Average wireless ISP speeds in Portsmouth
    • Average download speed: 2.26 Mb/s
    • Average upload speed: 1.79 Mb/s
    • Maximum download speed: 2.44 Mb/s
    • Maximum upload speed: 1.79 Mb/s
  • *Results based on 58 wireless tests.

Wireless Internet Speed: Portsmouth vs. the U.S.

How Portsmouth wireless Internet speeds compare to the rest of the nation [4].


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Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Portsmouth

Landline Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Portsmouth, VA

Internet Service Provider (ISP)Type of Internet Service OfferedMaximum advertised download speedMaximum advertised upload speed

Wireless Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Portsmouth, VA

Internet Service Provider (ISP)Type of Internet Service OfferedMaximum advertised download speedMaximum advertised upload speed
Wireless768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s200 Kb/s - 768 Kb/s
Wireless3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s1.5 Mb/s - 3 Mb/s
Wireless768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s200 Kb/s - 768 Kb/s

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Portsmouth Internet Statistics

Portsmouth Internet Connectivity

Portsmouth: 70.2% of residents are connected, with 28.8% of the population connected on multiple devices [1].


Connected to the Internet in Portsmouth


  • Portsmouth Internet Connectivity [1]
    • An estimated 67,066 Portsmouth residents are connected to the Internet in some capacity - either at home, work, elsewhere or at multiple locations.
    • An estimated 28,565 Portsmouth residents are not connected to the Internet. These residents are not connected at home, work, or elsewhere.

  • Portsmouth Internet Availability [2]
    • It is estimated that 76,619 Portsmouth residents live in a household where Internet is available.

Household Income in Portsmouth

Portsmouth: The median household income is $43,830 and 18% of households are below poverty level [6].


Virginia Internet Access Facts & ISP Statistics

Virginia Home Internet Speed

  • When comparing home (landline) and mobile Internet speeds in VA, median download speeds are 2.41 times higher for home (landline) & median upload speeds are 3.83 times higher for home (landline).
  • Home Internet Speeds in VA [5]
    • Median Home Download Speed: 10.94 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 2.8 Mb/s - 20.04 Mb/s
    • Median Home Upload Speed: 3.26 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.72 Mb/s - 4.84 Mb/s
  • Mobile Internet Speeds in VA [5]
    • Median Mobile Download Speed: 2.86 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 0.95 Mb/s - 10.43 Mb/s
    • Median Mobile Upload Speed: 1.35 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.46 Mb/s - 4.82 Mb/s

Virginia Internet Connectivity


  • Connected to the Internet in the state of Virginia [1]: 70.2% of VA residents are connected to the Internet in one or more locations on one or more devices.
    • The 70.2% mark ranks Virginia 27th in the nation in total Internet connectivity.
    • 25.2% of residents are connected to the Internet only at home.
    • 4.9% are not connected at home, but are connected elsewhere.
    • 11.3% are connected at home and elsewhere on one device.
    • 28.8% are connected at home and elsewhere on more than one device.
    • 29.9% are not connected to the Internet at all.

  • Virginia Internet Availability [2]
    • 80.2% of VA residents have access to the Internet at home.
    • This ranks Virginia 15th in the country.

Virginia Business Internet Speed Data

  • When comparing home and business Internet speeds in VA, median download speeds are 1.7 times higher for business & median upload speeds are 0.94 times higher for business.
  • Business Internet Speeds in VA [5]
    • Median Business Download Speed: 10.33 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 3.75 Mb/s - 31.65 Mb/s
    • Median Business Upload Speed: 5.55 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 1.95 Mb/s - 11.47 Mb/s
  • Small Business Internet Speeds in VA [5]
    • Median Small Business Download Speed: 5 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 1.5 Mb/s - 15.25 Mb/s
    • Median Small Business Upload Speed: 1.41 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.66 Mb/s - 4.58 Mb/s

Additional information about Virginia

About Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a city with a population of 95,535 [2] that is located in Portsmouth County in the state of Virginia.

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Portsmouth Internet Access

For more information about Portsmouth Internet Access, or for additional resources regarding Virginia Internet access overall, visit Center for Innovative Technology.

More About Portsmouth

Of all residents in Portsmouth, 79% have a high school diploma or higher, and 19% have a bachelor's degree or higher [6].

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References

1. ^ Bureau of Labor Statistics & Bureau of Census

2. ^ United States Census Bureau

3. ^ Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

4. ^ FCC & National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

5. ^ National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

6. ^ NTIA & U.S. Census Bureau