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Internet Providers in Catonsville, Maryland
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Internet Access in Catonsville, Maryland
Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Catonsville. HughesNet is also commonly available.
The packages listed here are gathered manually by our research staff.
2-3 Internet options per block isn't a particularly high level of broadband competition, but it's sufficient to drive price and speed competition in blocks with provider overlap. Choice can vary from block to block, as you can see in the interactive map below.
Xfinity and Verizon Fios can also provide Internet service in Catonsville, with significant overlap in some neighborhoods.
In summary, Catonsville's broadband Internet infrastructure conforms with a similar pattern to other US metro areas: strong coverage of cable and DSL, except that most houses are limited to only one option for subscribing to either type of Internet service. The cable/DSL pattern comes from the fact that most Broadband providers have their roots as television and telephone corporations. So, they already own legacy wired infrastructures to deliver broadband bundles. Fiber service is growing as an alternative, and while some "Fiber" plans aren't actually "Fiber to the Home" connections, 94.72 percent of the Catonsville area has access to fiber Internet stretching at least as far as the street nearby. Owing to strong network competition in Catonsville, the area's average download performance is 0.51 percent higher than the Maryland average across all cities. Take a look at the speed test data directly below for insights about how major providers add up over time.
Internet Statistics 2022
3.3% of consumers in Catonsville1,000 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 Catonsville, Maryland
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||34.6%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||34.6%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Catonsville
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Cap Issues in Catonsville
Data collected by our researchers shows that common providers in the area currently place a limit on streaming for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue lately since customers see caps as a tactic for limiting video streaming. Providers insist they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the problem is the same: streaming video, which easily consumes one to seven Gigabytes/hour.
Compare Catonsville to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Catonsville||226.4 Mbps||7||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +319.2 Mbps )||21 ( +14 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( -65.1 Mbps )||20 ( +13 )||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( -45.5 Mbps )||19 ( +12 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( -39.8 Mbps )||26 ( +19 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( -47.3 Mbps )||10 ( +3 )||$0.36 ( + $0.00 )|