Internet Service Providers in Dayton, Maryland

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Residential Internet Statistics for Dayton, MD
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 136.85 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.24%

Internet Access in Dayton, Maryland

Broadband Internet competition in Dayton is above average in comparison with other Maryland communities. There are 3.5 providers per census block on average. Dayton ranks 106th on the "most connected city" charts. (Measured by the number of companies servicing each address) Only 1.75 percent of the area have fewer than two choices for Internet.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the largest coverage area for Dayton residents. practically one hundred percent of the Dayton area can receive access to them. HughesNet is the most common second choice, providing close to one hundred percent of local addresses with Satellite Internet service. The fastest package advertised by HughesNet for Dayton is 25 Mbps.

The data on this page comes from FCC reports. Then, it is validated through privatized databases to create more accurate results than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Information about pricing and speeds of current broadband plans is generated by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points every year.

When we're looking at network technologies available across the area, the most frequently available wired broadband tech infrastructures are Fiber and Cable, with 98.25% and virtually one hundred percent respectively. Cable connections are marketed by former television providers, leveraging their preexisting coaxial cable TV networks. [1] Dayton-area customers of cable Internet service providers such as XFINITY from Comcast usually select it thanks to the combination of low pricing for decent speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.) Fiber technology is composed of more modern Fiber-optical transmission lines, which are made of thousands of glass or plastic strands which can send digital data as light. Fiber results in stronger speed and performance, although it may switch to slower copper wires in the "last mile" near subscribers. Coaxial last mile connections slow speeds, but they are almost always better than cable/DSL.

While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, XFINITY from Comcast also serves Dayton with a maximum speed of 987 Mbps. Plans from companies like Telegia Communications connect you to 30 Mbps or more using direct wireless hardware. There are 3 providers in Dayton offering specialized enterprise-level service like MPLS. See the interactive map on the page below to compare broadband coverage on the census block level, and check our speed data to compare how Viasat compares to other Dayton options in consumer speed tests.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Dayton, Maryland

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Dayton, Maryland

  • Xfinity - 99.8% Availability in Dayton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Dayton - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Dayton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Dayton

Dayton Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Dayton is the 106th most connected city in Maryland ahead of Glenwood, Highland, West Friendship, and Ashton, but behind Clarksville.

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

Approximately 7,000 people in Howard 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 Dayton 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 Dayton 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.

In Howard County, approximately 8,000 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.

Telecommuting and Tech Employment in Dayton

Dayton has a population of 554 workers operating out of their home. Of those working from home, 62.82 percent take home less than $75K annually. Dayton features strong Fiber, so it's not a surprise that working from home using robust home Broadband might be popular in the area. Fiber is a good network service that easily supports cloud apps, video conferencing, and many other intensive work-related use cases. Among the portion of Dayton that census records identify as working from home, 62.82 Within home office workers in Dayton, 62.82% make less than $75,000 per year. When setting up home WiFi for working from home, it's important to check any data limitations on your plan. Many home Broadband packages have data limits. This may be frustrating if you use a lot of data for work purposes. Business-class plans can be considered if you need more than a regular residential plan.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Dayton

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 99.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Telegia Communications Fixed Wireless 98.8%+ 30 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 100% 987 Mbps
Telegia Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 30 Mbps
Believe Wireless Broadband Fixed Wireless 57.7%+ 10 Mbps

Compare Dayton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Dayton 136.9 Mbps 6 $0.31 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +212.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( -29.8 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( -37.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( -25.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( -21.6 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )