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Internet Providers in Bowie, Maryland
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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 8.84 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 July 2021 is 20715. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
2.3% of consumers in Bowie2,000 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||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||98.1%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s||1.6%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Armstrong||10 Mbps||DSL||13m 39s||0.4%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
- Crofton, MD
- Davidsonville, MD
- Lanham, MD
- Gambrills, MD
- Odenton, MD
- Millersville, MD
- Greenbelt, MD
- Fort George G Meade, MD
- Upper Marlboro, MD
- Bladensburg, MD
- Riverdale, MD
- District Heights, MD
- Capitol Heights, MD
- Edgewater, MD
- College Park, MD
- Lothian, MD
- Beltsville, MD
- Laurel, MD
- Hyattsville, MD
- Brentwood, MD
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.
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 31,714 speed tests reported over the past year at addresses within 2 miles of Bowie State University campus, performance averages are around 275.33 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.
Compare Bowie to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Bowie||226.1 Mbps||7||$0.14 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +308.3 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -77.3 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.16 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -65.5 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -56.6 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -64 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.19 ( + $0.00 )|