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Internet Providers in Cheltenham, Maryland
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Internet Access in Cheltenham, Maryland
Information below is based on the FCC's bi-annual broadband coverage filings. BroadbandNow leverages direct provider reports to further validate and enhance that information, down to the census block or lit address level. Plan, pricing, and other information is aggregated manually by our data analysis team. To date, we've aggregated 250 bundled broadband plans in Cheltenham since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 68 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
The average home in Cheltenham has 2 wired Internet options to choose from. cable and DSL broadband generally provide the most reasonable pricing for home use.
XFINITY from Comcast is an second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet). They offer a maximum speed of 987 Mbps.
Viasat Internet has the largest coverage area in Cheltenham. practically one hundred percent of Cheltenham census blocks can get access to them. HughesNet is the most common second option in the area, providing close to one hundred percent of the area with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's strongest plan for Cheltenham is 25 megabits per second.
Ultimately, when choosing an broadband provider, fiber is the top-performing choice around Cheltenham. All Internet providers use fiber-optic cables to transmit data over long distances, but only true "Fiber to the Home" providers bring that fiber-optic connection all the way to subscriber buildings. Other technologies in the listings above compete on pricing and flexibility rather than pure download and upload speeds.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Cheltenham, Maryland
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||99.9%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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 Caps Around Cheltenham
Data collected by our market researchers suggests that common ISPs in Cheltenham place some sort of limit on data use for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since consumers view them as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting". Providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which easily uses 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Cheltenham to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Cheltenham||187.1 Mbps||5||$0.65 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +347.3 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -38.3 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -26.5 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -17.6 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -25 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|