Internet Providers in Elkridge, MD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Elkridge, MD
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.49

Internet Access in Elkridge, Maryland

Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Elkridge. HughesNet is also commonly available.

The information on this page comes via FCC reports. Listings here are validated with privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to create more accurate resources than governmental websites. Data about pricing and speed of current Internet plans is generated by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points every year.

Verizon Fios provides a common second choice to the primary providers, serving Elkridge with 92 percent availability and a top speed of 950 Mbps. There are 9 companies within city limits selling enterprise-level subscriptions like T1 or custom fiber loops. The small business providers listed above include all providers with business packages advertised on their site, but keep in mind that home providers sometimes have business packages as well.

In terms of network tech with significant infrastructure already built Elkridge, we see that the most frequently available physical wire broadband connection varieties are Fiber and Cable, with 92.26% and 92.26% respectively. Cable connections are sold by traditional residential television corporations, using their preexisting TV network connections. Elkridge-area subscribers to cable companies such as XFINITY from Comcast generally select cable thanks to the combination of low prices for decent speeds. (Compared to DSL at any rate.) Fiber uses future-proofed fiber-optic lines composed of hair-like glass strands which can transmit Internet data as light. Thanks in part to the use of fiber, broadband Internet download speeds around Elkridge rank 15.54 percent higher than the state average in Maryland. Not all "Fiber" connections reach the subscriber address, however. Some switch to to copper cables in the "last mile." Coaxial technology can slow speeds, but are almost always better than cable or DSL.

In summary, Internet services is far from perfect in Elkridge. Explore the map to analyze which areas in Elkridge have decent competition. For now, a limited 2,000 Elkridge residents are limited to one or fewer options.

  • There are 18 internet providers in Elkridge with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Elkridge is the 28th most connected city in Maryland ahead of Catonsville, but behind Linthicum Heights, Jessup, Hanover, and Halethorpe.
  • The fastest zip code in Elkridge for April 2021 is 21075. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

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Elkridge, MD

2,000 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 Elkridge, Maryland

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

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Elkridge, Maryland

  • Xfinity - Cable - 92.3% Availability in Elkridge - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Elkridge - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Elkridge - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Elkridge

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Elkridge is the 28th most connected city in Maryland ahead of Catonsville, but behind Linthicum Heights, Jessup, Hanover, and Halethorpe.

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: 92% of people living in Elkridge 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 91% of Elkridge 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.

As of this month, 21075 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Elkridge.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

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.

Data Cap Issues in Elkridge

Data collected by our research team suggests that some of the popular ISPs in the area use data caps on residential Internet connections. Data caps are controversial because consumers see caps as a strategy for limiting streaming. Providers maintain they are a necessary tool for managing heavy network traffic. Either way, the problem is over-the-top streaming services, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Elkridge

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 92.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 100% 987 Mbps
Believe Wireless Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 10 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 20.4%+ 50 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 13.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 10.4%+ 6 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 7.7%+ 1.5 Mbps
Fusion Connect Copper 3.0%+ 20 Mbps
Zayo Fiber 1.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrotel Fiber 1.1%+ 50 Mbps

Compare Elkridge to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Elkridge 193.6 Mbps 5 $0.12 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +221.8 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -74.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.15 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -77.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -66.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -66 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )