Broadband Internet in Maryland

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INTERNET ACCESS IN Maryland

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Maryland Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
97%
97% BROADBAND COVERAGE
9%
9% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

54.3

8th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

96.7%

of Marylanders have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

96.7%

of Marylanders have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

0.6%

of Marylanders have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

97.7%

of Marylanders have access to wireline service.

60.9%

of Marylanders have access to fiber-optic service.

95.8%

of Marylanders have access to cable service.

73.7%

of Marylanders have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Marylanders have access to mobile broadband service.

21.5%

of Marylanders have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Maryland

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Sparrows Point136.1 MBPS11 Providers
2.Middletown90.0 MBPS13 Providers
3.Chevy Chase84.9 MBPS23 Providers
4.Burtonsville84.7 MBPS15 Providers
5.Saint Leonard82.6 MBPS8 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Maryland

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Verizon Fios64.6 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast57.4 MBPS
Verizon High Speed Internet41.4 MBPS
Telegia Communications12.3 MBPS
Believe Wireless Broadband11.6 MBPS

GOV'T FUNDING

  • Since 2010, Maryland Broadband Map has been awarded $4,755,768 in federal grants for Maryland's Broadband Initiative.
  • Another $115,240,581, accounting for 3.3% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in Maryland.
  • Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 90.2% to 97.1% of Marylanders.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 124 internet providers in Maryland.
  • There are 199,000 people in Maryland without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 377,000 people in Maryland that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 137,000 people in Maryland don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Maryland CITIES

Average speed over time
Annapolis94.3%21 providers
Baltimore97.1%26 providers
Bel Air99.5%19 providers
Bethesda99.9%27 providers
Bowie98.9%21 providers
Brooklyn96.6%18 providers
Capitol Heights99.6%12 providers
Catonsville97.4%18 providers
Clinton99.8%16 providers
College Park97.4%18 providers
Columbia98.2%27 providers
Cumberland92.3%12 providers
District Heights97.4%19 providers
Dundalk99.5%14 providers
Elkton98.6%16 providers
Ellicott City99.1%21 providers
Essex99.2%15 providers
Fort Washington98.1%15 providers
Frederick96.6%21 providers
Gaithersburg99.1%25 providers
Germantown97.8%22 providers
Glen Burnie98.6%20 providers
Gwynn Oak99.8%15 providers
Hagerstown93.8%18 providers
Halethorpe98.7%19 providers
Hyattsville98.5%25 providers
Lanham94.4%20 providers
Laurel98.1%23 providers
Lutherville Timonium97.2%17 providers
Middle River99.5%14 providers
Montgomery Village99.7%17 providers
Nottingham99.8%16 providers
Odenton98.9%18 providers
Owings Mills98.1%21 providers
Parkville96.9%17 providers
Pasadena99.7%16 providers
Pikesville97.6%20 providers
Potomac100.0%18 providers
Reisterstown99.2%18 providers
Rockville98.6%26 providers
Salisbury94.6%14 providers
Severn99.4%12 providers
Silver Spring98.6%28 providers
Sykesville97.8%20 providers
Temple Hills94.1%16 providers
Towson92.5%21 providers
Upper Marlboro98.8%19 providers
Waldorf99.0%18 providers
Westminster98.2%17 providers
Windsor Mill98.2%18 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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