Internet Providers in Ellicott City, MD

Residential Internet Statistics for Ellicott City, MD
Internet Service Providers: 4
Plans Start From: $39.99
Top Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Ellicott City, Maryland:

Showing 1 to 6 Providers

  • 1. Xfinity
    96.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    96.7% Available
  • 2. Verizon
    96.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    96.7% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    34.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    34.6% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. Telegia Communications
    43.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *30 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    43.4% Available

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Internet Access in Ellicott City, Maryland

Currently, there are 6 ISPs in Ellicott City offering home connections. Including business ISPs, that's 23 Internet providers available locally, like Xfinity.

Considering network technology installed in the Ellicott City area, we see that the most common physical wire broadband Internet connection infrastructures are Cable and DSL and Fiber, with 96.68% and 96.68% respectively. Cable connections are sold by cable TV operators, who use existing coaxial cable networks. Cable can often make sense for local residents because of the strong mix of speed and value.

Viasat Internet is the most likely provider in Ellicott City. They are available to virtually one hundred percent of Ellicott City. HughesNet is also a common option, serving virtually one hundred percent of Ellicott City with Satellite service. HughesNet's strongest package in Ellicott City is 25 Mbps.

The average Ellicott City building will have 3 companies serving a given location. Still, 3.37 percent of Ellicott City residents are stuck with one option for residential Internet service.

The Internet coverage stats on the page below are based on a mix of government data from the FCC and privatized data we source from providers. Statistics about speed averages is sourced from M-Labs. The BroadbandNow market researchers have hand-validated pricing and plan details for 477 broadband plans and bundles for the Ellicott City market to date.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Ellicott City, Maryland

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 96.7%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 34.6%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

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2,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Ellicott City is the 97th most connected city in Maryland behind Columbia, Woodstock, Marriottsville, Windsor Mill, and Catonsville.

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

Approximately 6,000 people in Howard County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 97% of people living in Ellicott City have residential fiber service available to them.

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Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 97% of Ellicott City residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Howard County, approximately 7,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Compare Ellicott City to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Ellicott City 253.2 Mbps 9 $0.71 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +328.5 Mbps ) 22 ( +13 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -80.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -53.5 Mbps ) 20 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -51 Mbps ) 27 ( +18 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -56.7 Mbps ) 11 ( +2 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )