Internet Service Providers in Maryland

Maryland Internet Coverage and Availability

Internet Availability by County

95.2%
65.4%

225.3

3rd

High-Speed Internet Access

97.0%

of Marylanders have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

94.4%

of Marylanders have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Internet Access

98.0%

of Marylanders have access to wireline service

62.7%

of Marylanders have access to fiber-optic service

96.0%

of Marylanders have access to cable service

76.1%

of Marylanders have access to DSL service

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Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Allegany 89.9%
Anne Arundel 98.8%
Baltimore County 98.1%
Calvert 98.3%
Caroline 81.3%
Carroll 96.0%
Cecil 96.2%
Charles 94.4%
Dorchester 80.9%
Frederick 95.3%
Garrett 78.7%
Harford 98.6%
Howard 97.6%
Kent 89.0%
Montgomery 98.9%
Prince George's 98.1%
Queen Anne's 90.8%
St. Mary's 97.2%
Somerset 62.6%
Talbot 87.5%
Washington 94.8%
Wicomico 93.9%
Worcester 88.2%
Baltimore City 98.2%

Internet Speed in Top Maryland Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Baltimore 173.2 MBPS 24 Providers
2. Silver Spring 242.7 MBPS 24 Providers
3. Hyattsville 225.2 MBPS 21 Providers
4. Gaithersburg 253.2 MBPS 23 Providers
5. Rockville 291.1 MBPS 24 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Maryland

Provider Avg. download speed
Verizon Fios 257.9 MBPS
Verizon High Speed Internet 239.6 MBPS
Xfinity 198.2 MBPS
Telegia Communications 9.8 MBPS
ALTIUS Broadband 5.9 MBPS

High-Speed Internet in Maryland, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 11/22/2021.

Of all the states in the US, Maryland is ranked third in terms of broadband access ranking; it is outranked only by New Jersey and New York. The entire state enjoys relatively broad high-speed coverage, but even more so in the central part of Maryland. Remarkably, 61.5% of Marylanders have access to fiber-optic service, which is more than double the national average of 25% of consumers who have access to the same. In Maryland, user speed tests reveal that average download speeds are 196.2 Mbps, which is nearly the fastest in the country.

The Digital Divide in Maryland

While Maryland ranks among the states with the best broadband access in the US, there remains a digital divide between residents who have access to affordable, high-speed internet and those who do not.

For example, while 96.6% of Marylanders have access to wired broadband with of speeds of 25 Mbps or faster, 201,000 people in Maryland do not have access to a wired connection capable of the same speeds, and another 130,000 people do not have access to a wired internet connection at all. Further, 249,000 people in Maryland only have access to one wired internet provider at their place of residence, although there are 132 internet providers currently operating within the state.

However, affordability data shows that 65.4% of Maryland’s residents have access to what has been dubbed low-priced internet. To qualify as low-priced, an internet plan must cost $60 or less per month. Since only 51.5% of Americans have access to a low-priced plan, Maryland is comparatively ahead of the national curve.

Best-Connected Cities

Overall, Maryland excels in the area of providing high-speed, low-priced broadband coverage. However, a handful of cities in this small state feature the best combination of price, speed, and coverage. Currently, Silver Spring, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Hyattsville, and Baltimore are the best-connected cities in Maryland, with Silver Spring ranking as number one in the state.

Internet for Rural Areas in Maryland

On the other hand, the cities with the worst internet connection in Maryland are Abell, Tall Timbers, Valley Lee, Corriganville, and Crumpton, with Abell ranking the lowest in the state.

Find out how Maryland stacks up against other states across the nation.

Governmental Initiatives

Since 2010, over $4.7 million in federal grants funding has been awarded to the Maryland Broadband Cooperative to fund broadband data mapping and development.

Another $115,240,581 in federal grants has gone toward the Maryland Department of Information Technology to fund the expansion of broadband infrastructure within the state.

Additionally, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has created an Office of Rural Broadband with a mission to “to ensure that every rural Marylander has access to broadband services, regardless of their zip code”.

The information above is taken from a mix of public and private datasets. More about our data here.

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

Internet Providers By City in Maryland

Average speed over time
Aberdeen 99.4%
14 providers
Abingdon 99.3%
15 providers
Accokeek 99.6%
11 providers
Adamstown 88.5%
12 providers
Annapolis 99.4%
16 providers
Arnold 99.9%
15 providers
Baldwin 99.7%
14 providers
Baltimore 97.7%
24 providers
Bel Air 99.4%
16 providers
Belcamp 99.9%
13 providers
Beltsville 98.3%
16 providers
Berlin 95.0%
12 providers
Bethesda 99.9%
22 providers
Bladensburg 98.6%
12 providers
Boonsboro 97.5%
12 providers
Bowie 98.5%
20 providers
Boyds 89.3%
11 providers
Brandywine 98.2%
11 providers
Brentwood 100.0%
11 providers
Brookeville 100.0%
14 providers
Brooklyn 96.8%
15 providers
Brunswick 99.8%
10 providers
Bryans Road 99.5%
11 providers
Burtonsville 99.9%
16 providers
California 99.4%
13 providers
Cambridge 88.5%
12 providers
Capitol Heights 99.9%
15 providers
Catonsville 97.6%
17 providers
Centreville 83.3%
12 providers
Charlotte Hall 68.8%
15 providers
Chesapeake Beach 99.5%
10 providers
Chester 98.5%
12 providers
Chestertown 92.2%
14 providers
Chevy Chase 99.9%
19 providers
Clarksburg 99.3%
15 providers
Clarksville 99.4%
13 providers
Clear Spring 99.1%
10 providers
Clinton 99.8%
12 providers
Cockeysville 99.0%
19 providers
College Park 96.1%
16 providers
Columbia 97.8%
26 providers
Conowingo 95.0%
10 providers
Crisfield 99.7%
10 providers
Crofton 99.8%
15 providers
Crownsville 99.2%
12 providers
Cumberland 95.1%
10 providers
Curtis Bay 97.9%
15 providers
Damascus 100.0%
15 providers
Davidsonville 99.9%
14 providers
Delmar 96.3%
11 providers
Denton 82.7%
11 providers
Derwood 99.3%
17 providers
District Heights 97.5%
16 providers
Dundalk 99.6%
14 providers
Dunkirk 99.2%
16 providers
Earleville 90.7%
11 providers
Easton 92.4%
13 providers
Edgewater 99.7%
14 providers
Edgewood 99.7%
14 providers
Elkridge 92.6%
17 providers
Elkton 98.0%
17 providers
Ellicott City 97.6%
18 providers
Emmitsburg 77.0%
10 providers
Essex 99.4%
15 providers
Fallston 99.7%
15 providers
Federalsburg 72.2%
10 providers
Finksburg 98.9%
15 providers
Forest Hill 99.7%
15 providers
Fort George G Meade 97.8%
16 providers
Fort Washington 99.0%
13 providers
Frederick 97.1%
15 providers
Frostburg 91.8%
12 providers
Fruitland 96.9%
11 providers
Fulton 99.5%
15 providers
Gaithersburg 99.3%
23 providers
Gambrills 100.0%
15 providers
Germantown 98.0%
17 providers
Glen Arm 91.1%
14 providers
Glen Burnie 98.6%
16 providers
Glenn Dale 100.0%
13 providers
Grantsville 80.8%
12 providers
Grasonville 97.3%
11 providers
Great Mills 99.7%
10 providers
Greenbelt 96.6%
18 providers
Greensboro 83.0%
10 providers
Gwynn Oak 99.8%
14 providers
Hagerstown 94.3%
16 providers
Halethorpe 99.1%
16 providers
Hampstead 96.0%
12 providers
Hanover 98.9%
18 providers
Havre De Grace 99.2%
13 providers
Hebron 88.1%
11 providers
Hollywood 99.6%
10 providers
Hughesville 98.0%
10 providers
Huntingtown 98.8%
9 providers
Hurlock 75.5%
11 providers
Hyattsville 98.7%
21 providers
Ijamsville 99.0%
14 providers
Indian Head 94.9%
10 providers
Jarrettsville 99.7%
14 providers
Jefferson 95.2%
11 providers
Jessup 84.5%
17 providers
Joppa 99.5%
14 providers
Keedysville 93.7%
11 providers
Kensington 100.0%
14 providers
Kingsville 99.4%
11 providers
Knoxville 92.3%
12 providers
La Plata 96.3%
13 providers
Lanham 95.5%
16 providers
Laurel 98.7%
19 providers
Leonardtown 98.7%
10 providers
Lexington Park 97.7%
16 providers
Linthicum Heights 99.9%
17 providers
Lothian 100.0%
11 providers
Lusby 99.3%
9 providers
Lutherville Timonium 97.0%
17 providers
Manchester 91.9%
11 providers
Marriottsville 99.9%
16 providers
Mechanicsville 96.9%
10 providers
Middle River 99.7%
17 providers
Middletown 97.5%
12 providers
Millersville 99.0%
15 providers
Monkton 92.9%
14 providers
Monrovia 99.5%
11 providers
Montgomery Village 99.5%
16 providers
Mount Airy 98.0%
14 providers
Mount Rainier 98.2%
12 providers
Myersville 95.9%
11 providers
New Market 99.4%
11 providers
New Windsor 90.2%
12 providers
North Beach 99.2%
9 providers
North East 97.2%
15 providers
Nottingham 99.8%
16 providers
Oakland 79.0%
13 providers
Ocean City 97.9%
13 providers
Odenton 99.3%
16 providers
Olney 99.7%
17 providers
Owings 98.7%
11 providers
Owings Mills 98.7%
18 providers
Oxon Hill 97.0%
13 providers
Parkton 95.9%
10 providers
Parkville 97.8%
16 providers
Pasadena 99.7%
14 providers
Perry Hall 99.6%
15 providers
Perryville 97.9%
14 providers
Phoenix 99.0%
16 providers
Pikesville 98.2%
21 providers
Pocomoke City 79.2%
13 providers
Poolesville 98.0%
14 providers
Port Deposit 95.9%
11 providers
Port Republic 99.3%
9 providers
Potomac 100.0%
17 providers
Preston 84.9%
9 providers
Prince Frederick 93.2%
15 providers
Princess Anne 70.4%
9 providers
Queenstown 96.6%
12 providers
Randallstown 99.3%
17 providers
Reisterstown 98.8%
18 providers
Ridgely 88.2%
12 providers
Rising Sun 97.0%
10 providers
Riva 99.9%
10 providers
Riverdale 99.9%
14 providers
Rockville 98.9%
24 providers
Rosedale 98.3%
18 providers
Saint Leonard 99.2%
9 providers
Salisbury 96.5%
13 providers
Severn 99.4%
15 providers
Severna Park 99.8%
15 providers
Shady Side 99.9%
10 providers
Sharpsburg 97.3%
12 providers
Silver Spring 98.4%
24 providers
Smithsburg 98.5%
12 providers
Snow Hill 72.1%
9 providers
Sparks Glencoe 97.8%
19 providers
Sparrows Point 99.9%
15 providers
Stevensville 99.4%
12 providers
Street 92.1%
12 providers
Suitland 95.3%
15 providers
Sykesville 97.4%
15 providers
Takoma Park 100.0%
15 providers
Taneytown 79.4%
11 providers
Temple Hills 94.9%
13 providers
Thurmont 96.2%
10 providers
Towson 98.4%
21 providers
Union Bridge 70.4%
11 providers
Upper Marlboro 98.8%
16 providers
Waldorf 99.0%
14 providers
Walkersville 97.2%
11 providers
Westminster 97.5%
16 providers
Westover 0.1%
9 providers
White Hall 88.9%
12 providers
White Marsh 99.4%
15 providers
White Plains 98.8%
12 providers
Williamsport 96.8%
12 providers
Windsor Mill 98.2%
17 providers
Woodbine 96.9%
14 providers

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