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Internet Providers in Dickerson, Maryland
Residential Internet Statistics for Dickerson, MD
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,200 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$59.49|
Most Popular Internet Providers in Dickerson, Maryland:
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Internet Access in Dickerson, Maryland
There are 7 providers in Dickerson marketing residential service, and a total of 13 including specialized business and mobile providers like XFINITY from Comcast and Telegia Communications. (Note that some might be "doubles" as many incumbent providers list residential service and business services under separate branches.)
The information on this page is primarily sourced via provider coverage reports specific to the area, and is cross-validated using private data sources and direct provider reporting to output more granular listings than is available from the FCC directly. Data about speed and pricing of current Internet plans is generated by manually collecting thousands of plans each year.
Since the majority of houses come pre-wired for one telephone (DSL) provider and one cable provider, the average home in Dickerson has 2 wired Internet service providers available to them. 63.43% of the Dickerson area — 1,000 people — have one or fewer options. Regardless of other services on the market, cable and DSL broadband services almost always provide the best price for home use.
Viasat Internet is the most likely choice in Dickerson. The company is available to near one hundred percent of Dickerson census blocks. HughesNet is the most likely second option in the area, serving near one hundred percent of local addresses with Satellite broadband service. The fastest plan advertised by HughesNet for Dickerson is 25 Mbps.
Cable is the best-performing network type with coverage around Dickerson that residents should consider. Enter your local address into the search tool on this page to see detailed information.
Internet Statistics 2021
63.4% of consumers in Dickerson1,000 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 Dickerson, Maryland
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||55.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||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 in Dickerson
Data collected by our researchers suggests that top providers in Dickerson use data caps on residential Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since consumers see them as a strategy to discourage streaming services, while providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the issue is over-the-top streaming, which can use anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Dickerson to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Dickerson||14.3 Mbps||7||$0.35 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +520.1 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.89 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +134.5 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +146.3 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +155.2 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +147.8 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.38 ( + $0.00 )|