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Internet Providers in Funkstown, Maryland
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Internet Access in Funkstown, Maryland
Funkstown offers 5 residential Internet Service Providers, and 9 total providers including business and mobile. There are 4 choices for wired broadband like DSL or cable.
DSL and cable are the two main network types around the Funkstown area, frequently overlapping and generally competing on service quality. Cable network speed is overall stronger and more consistent, but big-picture metrics seen with either Internet technology type are similar and which is "best" frequently varies from block to block depending on the network infrastructure in a given neighborhood.
The plans displayed above are collected individually by our data team.
2 providers per address isn't a particularly strong level of broadband competition, but it's enough to drive price and speed competition in Funkstown neighborhoods where providers overlap. Choice often varies depending on neighborhood.
According to the latest FCC data, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the largest Internet providers in Funkstown in terms of coverage area. These providers often compete at addresses in different neighborhoods around Funkstown.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Funkstown, Maryland
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Antietam Broadband||200 Mbps||Cable||40s||99.5%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||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.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Caps and Video Streaming Around Funkstown
Data collected by our research team shows that many of the common providers in Funkstown use data caps on residential Internet connections. Data caps are disliked since consumers view them as a tactic to limit video streaming. Providers maintain that they are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the problem is the same: streaming services, which easily consumes anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.