Internet Providers in Bethesda, MD

Residential Internet Statistics for Bethesda, MD
Internet Service Providers: 4
Plans Start From: $14.99
Top Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Bethesda, Maryland:

Showing 1 to 6 Providers

  • 1. Xfinity
    99.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    99.8% Available
  • 2. Verizon
    97.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    97.3% Available
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    23% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    23% Available
  • 6. 6. Astound Broadband Powered by RCN
    37.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    37.7% Available
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Internet Access in Bethesda, Maryland

FCC data is the core source of the Bethesda-area availability data shown below. [1] To date, we've crunched 12,980 rows of FCC databases about broadband availability within Bethesda. Our researchers have manually collected price data for 559 home Internet plans in Bethesda. Average download speed data is split between major providers and based on 111,824 user speed tests collected over the past 12 month period.

The average Bethesda address has 2 companies available. Averaged out across all census blocks, there are 2.86 options per resident.

Xfinity is also a common broadband option in Bethesda. They offer primarily Cable service available to practically one hundred percent of the area.

When considering the broadband network technologies in Bethesda, you essentially see two primary choices: cable (Xfinity, for example) and DSL (think Verizon).

Viasat Internet is the most common overall, registered with coverage in practically one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet, in contrast, has registered coverage for close to one hundred percent of the population. The fastest speed recorded for Viasat is up to 35 Mbps. HughesNet offers up to 25 Mbps. As a rule, anything over 10 megabits per second is enough to view standard definition video on WiFi, but may become problematic for large households or bandwidth-intensive applications like video chat and etc. You can explore our coverage map below to compare broadband options down to the census block level in Bethesda.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Bethesda, Maryland

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 99.8%
Astound Broadband Powered by RCN 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 37.7%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 23.0%

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700 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Bethesda is the 42nd most connected city in Maryland ahead of Chevy Chase, Mc Lean, Potomac, Cabin John, and Kensington.

Reference

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 6,000 people in Montgomery County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 97% of people living in Bethesda have residential fiber service available to them.

Reference

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 99% of Bethesda residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

Reference

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Montgomery County, approximately 11,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Compare Bethesda to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Bethesda 270.3 Mbps 9 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +311.4 Mbps ) 22 ( +13 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -97.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -70.6 Mbps ) 20 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -68.1 Mbps ) 27 ( +18 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -73.8 Mbps ) 11 ( +2 ) $0.39 ( + $0.00 )