Internet Providers in Glenwood, MD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Glenwood, MD
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.49

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. Our download averages analysis comes from user speed test data. Speed test-based datasets are a loose indicator of Internet quality. These averages are not neccessarily an exact representation of expected speeds customers receive at houses in Glenwood neighborhoods.

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 Fiber and Cable, with 99.30% and 99.36% 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 (formerly Exede) 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 121st most connected city in Maryland ahead of Woodbine and West Friendship, but behind Clarksville, Dayton, and Sykesville.
  • The fastest zip code in Glenwood for April 2021 is 21738. (see all below).



Glenwood, MD

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Glenwood, Maryland

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Glenwood, Maryland

  • Xfinity - 99.4% Availability in Glenwood - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Glenwood - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Glenwood - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Glenwood

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Glenwood is the 121st most connected city in Maryland ahead of Woodbine and West Friendship, but behind Clarksville, Dayton, and Sykesville.

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 Glenwood 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 Glenwood 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, 21738 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Glenwood.

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 Glenwood

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Telegia Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 30 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 99.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 99.2%+ 987 Mbps
Telegia Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 30 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 18.3%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Glenwood to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Glenwood 88.2 Mbps 6 $0.29 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +327.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.45 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +30.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +28 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +39.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +39.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.32 ( + $0.00 )