Maryland Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Maryland Internet Facts in 2022

  • Maryland currently ranks 12th among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly zero in ten Maryland residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly seven in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).

  • This means that four in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,887 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.

At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.

In Maryland, 97% of people have access to 100Mbps broadband, ranking 9th among all states.

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Montgomery 98.90%
Anne Arundel 98.80%
Harford 98.57%
Calvert 98.32%
Prince George's 98.23%
Baltimore City 98.12%
Baltimore County 98.07%
Howard 97.51%
St. Mary's 97.48%
Cecil 96.44%
Lowest
Somerset 62.58%
Garrett 77.32%
Dorchester 81.45%
Caroline 81.58%
Talbot 87.85%
Worcester 88.22%
Kent 89.18%
Allegany 89.20%
Queen Anne's 91.77%
Wicomico 93.80%

In Maryland, 94.4% of people have access to 1G broadband, ranking 5th among all states.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in Maryland

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)

Percentage of households with and without any type of internet access

  • With: 89%
  • Without: 11%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: <1%
  • Broadband of any type: 89%
  • Cellular data only: 10%
  • Satellite: 4%

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic

  • <18: 4%
  • 18-64: 5%
  • 65+ adults: 7%

  • <$20,000: 33%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 15%
  • $75,000+: 4%

  • Black: 7%
  • Native American/Alaska Native: 5%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Mixed race: 4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8%
  • White: 4%

  • Employed: 4%
  • Unemployed: 5%

  • Less than high school: 11%
  • Some college or associate degree: 6%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 3%

Internet Speed in Top Maryland Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Baltimore 186.5 MBPS 27 Providers
Silver Spring 276.6 MBPS 26 Providers
Hyattsville 246.1 MBPS 23 Providers
Gaithersburg 263.3 MBPS 26 Providers
Rockville 323.0 MBPS 27 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Maryland

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Verizon Fios 273.9 MBPS
Verizon High Speed Internet 258.2 MBPS
Xfinity 216.1 MBPS
Telegia Communications 9.5 MBPS
ALTIUS Broadband 4.8 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Allegany 89.3%
Anne Arundel 98.8%
Baltimore County 98.1%
Calvert 98.3%
Caroline 81.6%
Carroll 96.2%
Cecil 96.4%
Charles 94.4%
Dorchester 81.5%
Frederick 95.2%
Garrett 78.5%
Harford 98.6%
Howard 97.5%
Kent 89.2%
Montgomery 98.9%
Prince George's 98.2%
Queen Anne's 91.8%
St. Mary's 97.5%
Somerset 62.6%
Talbot 87.9%
Washington 95.1%
Wicomico 93.8%
Worcester 88.2%
Baltimore City 98.1%

Internet Providers By City in Maryland

Aberdeen 99.4% 17 providers
Abingdon 99.3% 18 providers
Accokeek 99.6% 13 providers
Adamstown 88.5% 13 providers
Annapolis 99.4% 18 providers
Arnold 99.9% 17 providers
Baldwin 99.7% 16 providers
Baltimore 97.7% 27 providers
Bel Air 99.5% 18 providers
Belcamp 99.9% 13 providers
Beltsville 98.3% 18 providers
Berlin 95.0% 14 providers
Bethesda 99.9% 24 providers
Bladensburg 98.6% 14 providers
Boonsboro 97.5% 14 providers
Bowie 98.5% 22 providers
Boyds 89.3% 13 providers
Brandywine 98.2% 13 providers
Brentwood 100.0% 13 providers
Brookeville 100.0% 17 providers
Brooklyn 96.8% 18 providers
Brunswick 99.8% 12 providers
Bryans Road 99.5% 13 providers
Burtonsville 99.9% 19 providers
California 99.5% 15 providers
Cambridge 89.4% 14 providers
Capitol Heights 99.9% 18 providers
Catonsville 97.4% 21 providers
Centreville 88.2% 17 providers
Charlotte Hall 70.2% 17 providers
Chesapeake Beach 99.5% 12 providers
Chester 98.5% 15 providers
Chestertown 91.9% 17 providers
Chevy Chase 99.9% 21 providers
Clarksburg 99.3% 18 providers
Clarksville 99.4% 17 providers
Clear Spring 99.1% 13 providers
Clinton 99.8% 16 providers
Cockeysville 99.0% 21 providers
College Park 96.1% 18 providers
Columbia 97.9% 29 providers
Conowingo 95.0% 12 providers
Crisfield 99.7% 12 providers
Crofton 99.8% 17 providers
Crownsville 99.2% 14 providers
Cumberland 95.1% 13 providers
Curtis Bay 97.9% 16 providers
Damascus 100.0% 17 providers
Davidsonville 99.9% 16 providers
Delmar 96.3% 14 providers
Denton 83.6% 13 providers
Derwood 99.3% 20 providers
District Heights 97.5% 19 providers
Dundalk 99.3% 15 providers
Dunkirk 99.2% 18 providers
Earleville 90.7% 12 providers
Easton 92.4% 14 providers
Edgewater 99.7% 16 providers
Edgewood 99.7% 16 providers
Elkridge 92.6% 21 providers
Elkton 98.3% 21 providers
Ellicott City 97.5% 22 providers
Emmitsburg 76.7% 13 providers
Essex 99.4% 17 providers
Fallston 99.7% 17 providers
Federalsburg 72.4% 12 providers
Finksburg 98.9% 17 providers
Forest Hill 99.7% 17 providers
Fort George G Meade 96.5% 19 providers
Fort Washington 99.0% 16 providers
Frederick 97.2% 18 providers
Frostburg 89.5% 14 providers
Fruitland 96.9% 13 providers
Fulton 99.5% 19 providers
Gaithersburg 99.3% 26 providers
Gambrills 100.0% 17 providers
Germantown 98.0% 19 providers
Glen Arm 91.1% 16 providers
Glen Burnie 98.6% 19 providers
Glenn Dale 100.0% 15 providers
Grantsville 80.6% 13 providers
Grasonville 97.3% 14 providers
Great Mills 99.7% 12 providers
Greenbelt 96.6% 19 providers
Greensboro 83.0% 11 providers
Gwynn Oak 99.8% 18 providers
Hagerstown 94.6% 19 providers
Halethorpe 99.1% 19 providers
Hampstead 96.0% 14 providers
Hanover 98.9% 21 providers
Havre De Grace 99.2% 16 providers
Hebron 88.1% 14 providers
Hollywood 99.6% 12 providers
Hughesville 98.1% 12 providers
Huntingtown 98.8% 11 providers
Hurlock 75.6% 12 providers
Hyattsville 99.1% 23 providers
Ijamsville 99.0% 15 providers
Indian Head 94.9% 12 providers
Jarrettsville 99.7% 15 providers
Jefferson 95.2% 13 providers
Jessup 84.5% 20 providers
Joppa 99.5% 16 providers
Keedysville 93.8% 13 providers
Kensington 100.0% 17 providers
Kingsville 99.4% 13 providers
Knoxville 92.6% 15 providers
La Plata 96.3% 15 providers
Lanham 97.9% 18 providers
Laurel 98.4% 23 providers
Leonardtown 98.7% 12 providers
Lexington Park 97.8% 17 providers
Linthicum Heights 99.9% 20 providers
Lothian 100.0% 13 providers
Lusby 99.3% 11 providers
Lutherville Timonium 97.0% 20 providers
Manchester 92.2% 13 providers
Marriottsville 99.9% 19 providers
Mechanicsville 97.3% 12 providers
Middle River 99.7% 19 providers
Middletown 97.6% 14 providers
Millersville 99.0% 17 providers
Monkton 92.9% 17 providers
Monrovia 99.5% 13 providers
Montgomery Village 99.5% 18 providers
Mount Airy 98.0% 17 providers
Mount Rainier 98.2% 14 providers
Myersville 95.9% 13 providers
New Market 99.4% 14 providers
New Windsor 90.3% 14 providers
North Beach 99.2% 11 providers
North East 97.6% 19 providers
Nottingham 99.8% 18 providers
Oakland 78.6% 15 providers
Ocean City 97.9% 16 providers
Odenton 99.3% 18 providers
Olney 99.7% 20 providers
Owings 98.7% 13 providers
Owings Mills 98.7% 21 providers
Oxon Hill 97.0% 16 providers
Parkton 95.9% 13 providers
Parkville 97.8% 18 providers
Pasadena 99.7% 16 providers
Perry Hall 99.6% 16 providers
Perryville 97.8% 18 providers
Phoenix 99.0% 18 providers
Pikesville 98.2% 21 providers
Pocomoke City 79.2% 14 providers
Poolesville 98.0% 16 providers
Port Deposit 95.9% 15 providers
Port Republic 99.3% 11 providers
Potomac 100.0% 18 providers
Preston 84.8% 9 providers
Prince Frederick 93.3% 17 providers
Princess Anne 70.4% 10 providers
Queenstown 96.9% 15 providers
Randallstown 99.3% 20 providers
Reisterstown 98.8% 21 providers
Ridgely 88.2% 15 providers
Rising Sun 97.0% 13 providers
Riva 99.9% 11 providers
Riverdale 99.9% 17 providers
Rockville 98.9% 27 providers
Rosedale 98.3% 20 providers
Saint Leonard 99.2% 11 providers
Salisbury 96.5% 15 providers
Severn 99.4% 17 providers
Severna Park 99.8% 17 providers
Shady Side 99.9% 11 providers
Sharpsburg 97.4% 15 providers
Silver Spring 98.4% 26 providers
Smithsburg 99.2% 14 providers
Snow Hill 72.1% 11 providers
Sparks Glencoe 97.8% 22 providers
Sparrows Point 99.9% 17 providers
Stevensville 99.4% 15 providers
Street 92.1% 15 providers
Suitland 95.3% 18 providers
Sykesville 97.4% 18 providers
Takoma Park 100.0% 17 providers
Taneytown 79.8% 14 providers
Temple Hills 94.9% 16 providers
Thurmont 96.3% 13 providers
Towson 98.4% 23 providers
Upper Marlboro 98.8% 19 providers
Waldorf 99.0% 16 providers
Walkersville 96.6% 13 providers
Westminster 97.8% 18 providers
Westover 0.1% 11 providers
White Hall 88.9% 14 providers
White Marsh 99.4% 17 providers
White Plains 98.8% 14 providers
Williamsport 96.8% 16 providers
Windsor Mill 98.2% 19 providers
Woodbine 96.9% 16 providers