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Internet Providers in Baltimore, Maryland

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Home Internet in Baltimore, MD

  • 1. EarthLink
    Speeds Up To
    940 Mbps
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    Connection: Fiber
    Availability: 12.6%
  • 2. Verizon
    Speeds Up To
    940 Mbps
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    Connection: Fiber, DSL, 5G Internet
    Availability: 46.9%
    Baltimore speed tests confirm high speeds for Verizon
  • 3. Xfinity
    Speeds Up To
    2 Gbps
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    Connection: Cable
    Availability: 97.9%
    Baltimore speed tests confirm high speeds for Xfinity
  • 4. Viasat
    Speeds Up To
    150 Mbps
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    Connection: Satellite
    Availability: 100%
  • 5. HughesNet
    Speeds Up To
    100 Mbps
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    Connection: Satellite
    Availability: 100%
  • 6. Always ON
    Download Speeds:
    25 - 150 Mbps
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    Connection: Fixed Wireless
    Availability: 57.7%
  • 7. Starlink
    Download Speeds:
    50 - 220 Mbps
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    Connection: Satellite
    Availability: 100%
  • 8. Believe Wireless Broadband
    Speeds Up To
    500 Mbps
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    Connection: Fixed Wireless
    Availability: 96.5%
  • BridgeMAXX Wireless
    Speeds Up To
    50 Mbps
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    Connection: Fixed Wireless
    Availability: 34.7%
  • Quantum Internet & Telephone
    Speeds Up To
    10 Mbps
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    Connection: DSL
    Availability: 9%

Best Internet Providers in Baltimore, MD

The best home internet provider in Baltimore is Verizon Fios. For prices starting at $49.99 per month, Verizon Fios offers a fiber-optic broadband connection that can reach speeds of up to 2 Gbps. We also recommend Earthlink Fiber, which covers 12.6% of Baltimore and offers similarly reliable and speedy internet.

Not every part of Baltimore has access to one of these fiber internet providers, so you may find that fiber is not an option in your area. Happily, there are other ways to get high-speed internet in Baltimore. The city’s cable internet company, Xfinity, offers service at virtually every address in town and can reach speeds of up to $55. Xfinity offers internet-only plans starting at $30 per month and bundles that start at $55 per month.

You’ll also find a couple of DSL providers in Baltimore: Verizon and Quantum Internet & Telephone. We’d recommend focusing on cable or (better yet) fiber internet options since those are your fastest and most reliable options.

Fastest Internet Providers in Baltimore, MD

There are several fast internet service companies in Baltimore, but your No. 1 fastest option is Xfinity. This provider can attain speeds of up to 1 Gbps on its fastest plans.

In practice, most large households will find that their Wi-Fi feels fast enough at around 500 Gbps to 1 Gbps, depending on the number of people and the amount of bandwidth-intensive activities (such as streaming video) that are going on at one time. Smaller households can likely get by with 250 Mbps or less, though this won’t be as good for activities like online gaming. Speeds higher than about 1 Gbps may be overkill unless you have very intense internet needs.

Internet Availability in Baltimore, MD

Baltimore is a big city, and where you live within its borders will impact which internet service companies you can sign up with. For most shoppers, this will be especially relevant in the context of fiber internet. The city’s cable provider (Xfinity) is available virtually everywhere in town, while fiber providers vary by neighborhood.

Getting the city’s top provider, Verizon Fios, can be pretty tough. Though it technically covers 12.6% of Baltimore, that number is a bit inflated. The company’s presence in Point Breeze and Druid Hill Park (with institutions like the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore) means the city’s coverage includes large areas of land without residential addresses. The reality is that a relatively slim portion of residential Baltimore is served by Verizon Fios.

You’ll find Verizon Fios in some areas near Druid Hill Park and Cold Spring Park, like Medfield. It covers some blocks near Johns Hopkins University, too. And you’ll find a hodgepodge of residential blocks covered by Verizon Fios in between that area and downtown, scattered throughout neighborhoods near I-83 as it enters Batlimore’s Inner Harbor.

The situation with Earthlink isn’t much better — it covers just over a tenth of Baltimore. Both of these providers are great, so it’s worth checking your address to see if you have the option to sign up with them. The odds are, unfortunately, pretty long. Fiber infrastructure is great just across the city line in Baltimore’s suburbs, but Baltimore proper is still not very well served by fiber internet options.

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