Internet Providers in Bowie, MD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Bowie, MD
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.49

Internet Access in Bowie, Maryland

Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Bowie. HughesNet is also widely available.

Essentially every primary Internet option is available in Bowie, including fiber, cable, and/or DSL. Wide availability of robust networks like fiber-optic service and cable has a correlation with robust broadband. So it's no surprise that Bowie outperforms the Maryland average by 9.64 percent. This tech disparity can be seen in the speed averages below. cable Internet offers 98.06 percent penetration within city limits, in contrast to the 48.17 percent DSL coverage area.

XFINITY from Comcast is another commonly available Internet choice for Bowie. They offer Cable connections with coverage in 98 percent of the area.

Keep in mind that since FCC data is processed biannually and only published six months after filing, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies. Our process incorporates availability data directly from many major Internet providers to help fix this issue.

Overall, amount of ISPs in Bowie isn't high (2.46 providers available per census block). It isn't a lot, but it's sufficient to drive competition on price and service quality that is good for consumer living in well-wired neighborhoods.

  • There are 20 internet providers in Bowie with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Bowie is the 192nd most connected city in Maryland behind Glenn Dale, Lanham, Gambrills, Crofton, and Davidsonville.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Bowie: Mitchellville
  • The fastest zip code in Bowie for April 2021 is 20715. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

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Bowie, MD

2,000 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 Bowie, Maryland

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Armstrong 10 Mbps DSL 13m 39s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Bowie, Maryland

  • Xfinity - Cable - 98.1% Availability in Bowie - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - Fixed Wireless - 1.6% Availability in Bowie - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Armstrong - DSL - 0.4% Availability in Bowie - Speeds up to 10 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Bowie - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Bowie - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Bowie

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Bowie is the 192nd most connected city in Maryland behind Glenn Dale, Lanham, Gambrills, Crofton, and Davidsonville.

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

Approximately 16,000 people in Prince George's County don't have access to any wired internet.

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

Fiber Availability: 98% of people living in Bowie have residential fiber service available to them.

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

Approximately 98% of Bowie residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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

As of this month, 20715 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Bowie.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Prince George's County, approximately 18,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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

Internet for Education in Bowie

Economic development reports often highlight a increasing correlation between internet service availability and performance in education. Internet access is practically required as colleges such as Bowie State University in Bowie move web-based platforms to share coursework. Luckily for students residing close to campus, fiber has high availability with a 96.05 percent reported coverage in the zip code around Bowie State University. Fiber has strong availability with a 96.05% footprint in the zip code. Looking at 43,078 speed tests reported over the past year at addresses within 2 miles of Bowie State University campus, performance averages are around 219.8 Mbps — far higher than the minimum speeds needed for streaming video and operating hosted or communication platforms.

Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in Bowie

Data from our market research team suggests that many of the top providers use data caps on residential broadband connections. Data caps are disliked because subscribers view them as a tactic to discourage "cord cutting". Providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. In either case, the culprit is over-the-top streaming, which easily consumes 1–7GB/hr.

Internet access in Bowie neighborhoods

Bowie Internet access information is available in these specific communities: Mitchellville.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Bowie

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 98.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 1.6%+ 50 Mbps
Armstrong DSL 0.4%+ 10 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 90.8%+ 987 Mbps
Vector Data Systems Fixed Wireless 42.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Believe Wireless Broadband Fixed Wireless 21.2%+ 10 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 9.1%+ 50 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 4.7%+ 1.5 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 1.7%+ 100 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 2.8%+ 6 Mbps
Fusion Connect Copper 2.0%+ 20 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 1.4%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 1.1%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Bowie to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Bowie 181 Mbps 7 $0.12 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +234.4 Mbps ) 16 ( +9 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -62.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.15 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -64.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -53.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -53.4 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )