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Internet Providers in Glenwood, Maryland
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Internet Access in Glenwood, Maryland
FCC Form 477 data is the primary source of the Glenwood availability data listed here. We've verified 736 rows of FCC and private data about Internet availability in Glenwood. The download speed averages originate from 1,752 speed tests from IP-verified users in Glenwood.
The average location in Glenwood has 3-4 providers serving a given location. Only 1.16 percent of Glenwood residents are stuck with one or fewer options for home Internet.
Taking a look now at network technologies with significant infrastructure already built in Glenwood, the most widespread wired broadband tech types are Cable and Fiber, with 99.36% and 99.30% respectively. TV providers are where customers look for cable Internet, since they can utilize their pre-existing coaxial TV cables — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect subscribers to the Internet. Cable often makes sense for local residents due to the strong mix of speed and value. Fiber uses more modern Fiber-optical transmission lines, which are composed of densely packed glass or plastic strands that can transmit binary data as light. Not all "Fiber" connections reach the subscriber address, however. Some switch to to copper connections once in the "last mile." Copper-based last mile connections hamper performance, but are almost always faster than cable or DSL.
XFINITY from Comcast is a common second choice to the primary providers. They offer 99 percent coverage and a top download speed of 987 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only choice for Internet access in Glenwood. fixed wireless companies such as Telegia Communications can reach 30 Mbps or more via direct wireless links. Outside of residential broadband, there are 3 companies in Glenwood selling specialized enterprise and smb subscriptions like SD-WAN or custom fiber loops. The small business providers listed above include every provider with business services online, although some sell both residential and business broadband.
Viasat Internet is the most frequently available provider on the whole, registered with coverage in near one hundred percent of Glenwood residents. HughesNet has coverage for around virtually one hundred percent of the population. The fastest download speed recorded for Viasat is up to 100 Mbps, while HughesNet advertised packages up to 25 Mbps. Any speed above 10 megabits per second is enough to stream standard definition video on WiFi, but may become challenging when multiple users try to access modern services like video conferencing and multiplayer gaming. Explore the availability maps on this page to compare broadband options on a granular level.
- There are 11 internet providers in Glenwood with 6 of those offering residential service
- Glenwood is the 125th most connected city in Maryland ahead of Woodbine, Dayton, and West Friendship, but behind Clarksville and Sykesville.
- The fastest zip code in Glenwood for July 2021 is 21738. (see all below).
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Glenwood, Maryland
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||99.4%|
|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 Glenwood to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Glenwood||117.1 Mbps||6||$0.14 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +417.3 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +31.7 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.16 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +43.5 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +52.4 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +45 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.19 ( + $0.00 )|