Best Portsmouth Internet Service Providers

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 4 choices for service in Portsmouth, NH that meet this minimum speed threshold. Of course, many households will find this minimum speed is not sufficient for their needs, especially if they often have multiple downloads occurring simultaneously.
We aim to help you find the best choice when shopping for high speed internet service in Portsmouth by using our ranking algorithm that takes into consideration the upload speed, download speed, coverage area and overall value. A summary of our results is as follows:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1ConsolidatedDSL, Fiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps97.6%
2XfinityCable987 Mbps35 Mbps98.8%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Portsmouth NH Internet Access Options

When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Portsmouth have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Portsmouth are compared to Rockingham County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to New Hampshire overall?
Average download speeds in Portsmouth of 47.39 Mbps are faster than the Rockingham County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for New Hampshire.

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Portsmouth Internet Access Facts

  • The average upload speed in Portsmouth is 12.81 Mbps. This is 55.7% faster than the Rockingham County average and 10.4% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 98.9% of Rockingham County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 70.7% of Rockingham County residents

  • The average internet download speed in Rockingham County is 26.29 Mbps based upon 762584 samples taken in the past year

  • The average download speed in Portsmouth is 49.1% faster than the average in New Hampshire and 46.3% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average internet download speed in Portsmouth is 47.39 Mbps based upon 147840 measurements taken in the last 12 months

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Internet Access Technologies

DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Portsmouth residents who have access to each of these technology types.


Internet Service FAQs

Who has the best internet service near me?

Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Consolidated as the top provider for Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Portsmouth, New Hampshire?

The following zip codes were used: 03801, 03802, 03803 and 03804

How do the internet speeds in Portsmouth compare to other cities in New Hampshire?

Click through to see how the Portsmouth broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Ashland, Franklin, Laconia, Milton, Nashua, Rochester, South Hooksett

What is fixed wireless internet service?

Fixed wireless internet is typical used in rural areas where there are no buried telephone or cable lines. An antenna is attached to the home or business which transmits and receives data from access point towers. Download speeds are typically much better than with satellite.

How many broadband service providers are there near me?

Currently there are 4 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Portsmouth, NH residents.

What is Mbps?

Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.

What is fiber internet service?

Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.

Who has the fastest internet service in Portsmouth?

Consolidated with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Portsmouth.

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Portsmouth - Consolidated.




Portsmouth Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services

Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.


Xfinity

  • 260+ channels
  • Award winning voice remote
  • Customize your plan
  • Watch TV, DVR and OnDemand anywhere with the Xfinity Stream app
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DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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