How much internet speed do you need? That depends on how you plan on using your internet connection.
< 25mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Fulton, Maryland
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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. 1.4% 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 Cable (98.63 percent coverage) and Fiber (99.11 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 29.60 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 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.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Fulton, Maryland
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||98.6%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
Compare Fulton to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Fulton||292.8 Mbps||6||$0.65 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +241.6 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -144 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -132.2 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -123.3 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -130.7 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|