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Internet Providers in Elkridge, Maryland
Most Popular Internet Providers in Elkridge, Maryland:
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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.
XFINITY from Comcast provides a common second choice to the primary providers, serving Elkridge with 92 percent availability and a top speed of 987 Mbps. There are 8 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 Cable and Fiber, 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 20.31 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 July 2021 is 21075. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
8.5% of consumers in Elkridge2,000 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||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||92.3%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
- Halethorpe, MD
- Hanover, MD
- Catonsville, MD
- Jessup, MD
- Linthicum Heights, MD
- Columbia, MD
- Annapolis Junction, MD
- Savage, MD
- Severn, MD
- Ellicott City, MD
- Brooklyn, MD
- Fort George G Meade, MD
- Gwynn Oak, MD
- Glen Burnie, MD
- Windsor Mill, MD
- Laurel, MD
- Clarksville, MD
- Baltimore, MD
- Odenton, MD
- Curtis Bay, MD
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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.
Compare Elkridge to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Elkridge||258.7 Mbps||5||$0.65 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +275.7 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -109.9 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -98.1 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -89.2 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -96.6 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|