Internet Service Providers in Fulton, Maryland

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Residential Internet Statistics for Fulton, MD
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 154.11 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.51%

Internet Access in Fulton, Maryland

FCC datasets are the core source of Fulton Internet availability data presented here. We have crunched 930 rows of FCC and privatized databases about broadband access in Fulton. The download averages calculation comes from browser-based speed tests. Keep in mind speed test-based data is a flawed indication of broadband performance, not a promise exact performance available at residences in Fulton.

Since many buildings come pre-wired for one telephone provider and cable networks don't generally overlap, the majority of Fulton households have 2-3 wired Internet options available to them. 1.19% of the Fulton area have one or fewer choices. cable and DSL broadband usually offer the most agreeable price for home use.

Verizon Fios is an second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet). They offer 99 percent local availability and a top speed of 950 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only option for Internet service in Fulton. fixed wireless outfits like Telegia Communications can achieve 30 Mbps or more over direct wireless technology. Outside of consumer broadband, there are 5 providers within the area offering enterprise-level services like point-to-point connectivity. Our search results include all providers with business plans advertised on their site, but residential companies might have business options as well.

Taking a look now at network tech installed within Fulton, the most prevalent hardwired Internet tech varieties are Fiber (99.11 percent coverage) and Cable (98.84 percent coverage). TV companies are where customers look for cable home Internet, since they can utilize their existing TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect customers to the Internet. Cable often makes sense for Fulton residents due to the strong speeds in an attainable price range. Fiber infrastructure uses more modern fiber-optic lines, which are composed of thousands of glass strands which can transmit binary data using light. Largely thanks to fiber infrastructure, broadband Internet average download rates in Fulton rank 5.79 percent higher than the Maryland average. Not all "Fiber" connections reach the subscriber address, however. Some switch to to copper cables once in the "last mile." Coaxial technology can downgrade performance, but they are almost always a grade higher than cable/DSL.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most common overall. They have Internet coverage reaching close to one hundred percent of Fulton residents. HughesNet, in contrast, has availability for near one hundred percent of the population. The top download speed advertised for Viasat is up to 100 Mbps. HughesNet advertised as high as 25 Mbps. In general, anything over 10 Mbps is enough for streaming lower-quality SD videos over WiFi. However, it may become an issue for multiple users or high-bandwidth services like video conferencing and multiplayer gaming. Refer to the coverage map on this page to compare Internet options on a granular level in Fulton.

  • There are 14 internet providers in Fulton with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Fulton is the 56th most connected city in Maryland ahead of Clarksville, Highland, and Ashton, but behind Columbia and Burtonsville.
  • The fastest zip code in Fulton for February 2021 is 20759. (see all below).

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Fulton, Maryland

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Fulton, Maryland

  • Xfinity - 98.8% Availability in Fulton - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Fulton - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Fulton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Fulton

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Fulton is the 56th most connected city in Maryland ahead of Clarksville, Highland, and Ashton, but behind Columbia and Burtonsville.

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: 99% of people living in Fulton 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 99% of Fulton 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, 20759 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Fulton.

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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Fulton

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 98.8%+ 1,200 Mbps
Telegia Communications Fixed Wireless 13.4%+ 30 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 99.3%+ 987 Mbps
Believe Wireless Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 10 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 25.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Telegia Communications Fixed Wireless 16.0%+ 30 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 11.3%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Fulton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Fulton 154.1 Mbps 6 $0.15 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +195 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( -47 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( -54.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( -42.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( -38.8 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.25 ( + $0.00 )