Internet Providers in Elkridge, MD
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Residential Internet Statistics for Elkridge, MD
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$59.49|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Elkridge, Maryland
Internet Access in Elkridge, Maryland
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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 93 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 Fiber and Cable, with 92.26% and 93.78% 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.
Activate the map below to explore broadband competition at a granular street level. Although most census blocks have around 3-4 options, some areas are less well-served or may only have one company in their area. Even in 2021, a notable 6.94 percent of local residents are in precisely this situation.
- There are 18 internet providers in Elkridge with 5 of those offering residential service
- Elkridge is the 24th most connected city in Maryland ahead of Halethorpe and Catonsville, but behind Linthicum Heights, Jessup, and Hanover.
- The fastest zip code in Elkridge for April 2021 is 21075. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
6.9% of consumers in Elkridge1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
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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 (formerly Exede)||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Elkridge, Maryland
- Xfinity - Cable - 93.8% 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 Providers in Nearby Cities
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- Catonsville, MD
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- Fort George G Meade, MD
- Fort Meade, MD
- Gambrills, MD
- Glen Burnie, MD
- Halethorpe, MD
- Hanover, MD
- Harmans, MD
- Ilchester, MD
- Jessup, MD
- Lansdowne, MD
- Linthicum, MD
- Linthicum Heights, MD
- Maryland City, MD
- Odenton, MD
- Savage, MD
- Severn, MD
- Windsor Mill, 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.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Elkridge
|XFINITY from Comcast||Cable||93.8%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||100 Mbps|
|Comcast Business||Cable||100%||987 Mbps|
|Believe Wireless Broadband||Fixed Wireless||100%||10 Mbps|
|Verizon Business||Copper||21.4%+||50 Mbps|
|Crown Castle Fiber||Fiber||13.4%+||1,000 Mbps|
|GTT Communications||Copper||10.4%+||6 Mbps|
|Fusion Connect||Copper||3.0%+||100 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||$0.30 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||415.4 Mbps ( +221.8 Mbps )||14 ( +9 )||$0.54 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||118.9 Mbps ( -74.7 Mbps )||18 ( +13 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||116.2 Mbps ( -77.4 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.38 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||127.4 Mbps ( -66.2 Mbps )||21 ( +16 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||127.6 Mbps ( -66 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|