Internet Providers in Baltimore, MD
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Residential Internet Statistics for Baltimore, MD
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,200 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$54.65|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Baltimore, Maryland
Internet Access in Baltimore, Maryland
There are 9 ISPs in Baltimore offering residential service. Including business ISPs, that's 33 companies overall, such as Verizon Business. (Some might be "double entries" as many companies sell home and smb services separately.)
The information on this page is primarily sourced via provider coverage reports. Coverage data is confirmed with private data sources to output more useful listings than is available from government websites. Speed and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans every year.
Taking a look at network technology offered Baltimore, we see that the most common physical wire broadband Internet connection varieties are Cable (97.79 percent coverage) and DSL (95.21 percent coverage). Regular cable TV companies are the main source for cable Internet and Wifi service, thanks to the fact that they can use existing coaxial TV cables — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect customers to Internet service. Baltimore customers of cable providers like XFINITY from Comcast overwhelmingly pick it thanks to the reasonably low prices for workable speeds. (Compared to the alternatives, anyway.) DSL service is delivered over twisted copper telephone wires by companies such as Verizon High Speed Internet that build or own copper phone lines. Compared to other copper cables, the twisted copper makeup seen in phone lines has slightly less bandwidth compared to newer wire types such as cable and significantly less than fiber.
Viasat Internet is the most likely provider in Baltimore. They are accessible for near one hundred percent of Baltimore. HughesNet is also a common choice, providing practically one hundred percent of Baltimore with predominantly Satellite broadband service. The fastest package listed by HughesNet in Baltimore is 25 Mbps.
To summarize, the average Baltimore resident has 2 choices for Internet. This is around average for Maryland. Baltimore is the 34th most connected city out of 392 Maryland communities in terms of the amount of broadband availability at local addresses.
- There are 23 internet providers in Baltimore with 9 of those offering residential service
- Baltimore is the 34th most connected city in Maryland ahead of Towson, Parkville, Brooklyn, and Gwynn Oak, but behind Rosedale.
- Explore internet access for communities within Baltimore: Mount Washington, Franklin, Arlington, Highlandtown, and Roland Park
- The fastest zip code in Baltimore for July 2021 is 21217. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
3.1% of consumers in Baltimore19,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Baltimore, Maryland
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||97.8%|
|Port Networks||200 Mbps||Fiber||40s||0.2%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Quantum Internet & Telephone||40 Mbps||DSL||3m 24s||10.6%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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- Gwynn Oak, MD
- Halethorpe, MD
- Lansdowne, MD
- Linthicum, MD
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- Lutherville, MD
- Middle River, MD
- Parkville, MD
- Pikesville, MD
- Rosedale, MD
- Stevenson, MD
- Towson, MD
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The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
ISP Availability surrounding Johns Hopkins University and University Of Maryland-Baltimore County
In the two-mile area around Johns Hopkins University, a normal home has 2-3 different choices for an internet connection. The selection of internet service options around University Of Maryland-Baltimore County is essentially the exact same. Both universities currently have internet speeds that are appropriate for student use cases like downloading online video, downloading big items, and video gaming. Speed data records collected in the same zip where Johns Hopkins University is based show an average speed of 237.76 Mbps download, as opposed with 75.05 Mbps in the University Of Maryland-Baltimore County area. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be obtainable in every street surrounding campus, and may be unaccessible in apartment complexes. Keep in mind these averages are based on download speed analysis', and performance will likely be closer to the providers advertised speeds provided here.
Internet access in Baltimore neighborhoods
Coverage information for Baltimore is available in the following communities: Mount Washington, Franklin, Arlington, Highlandtown, Roland Park.
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Baltimore
Good customer service
I went to the Xfinity site at the Rotunda in Baltimore, MD. I had an excellent experience. I want to thank the rep for his help, he answered all my questions, set up my phone, made sure all my information downloaded. He was pleasant and the customer service was awesome.
Exactly as Described
I've been using their 10/5 service for almost four years and it has been exactly what I expected. They provide a reliable 10/5 connection for the price we agreed too. I've used a speed test many times and it is almost always is as advertised. Their support has been top-notch. They are a little expensive, but it's understandable given the technology employed. Overall - very satisfied.
It works, mostly
Most of the time it works well. I haven't really tested the download speed, so I'm not sure if we're getting what they promise. We have occasional times where the video streaming gets hung up. They did just raise the rates on us, I'm not sure what their excuse for that was.