Internet Providers in Highland, MD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Highland, MD
Internet Providers: 12
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.49

Internet Access in Highland, Maryland

Looking specifically at Internet technology coverage, Highland offers wide coverage by both cable and fiber networks. Cable TV and Internet is marketed by TV companies, which is the reason cable Internet companies listed above including XFINITY from Comcast often add-on TV channels in their Internet packages.

Verizon Fios as well as XFINITY from Comcast also offer Internet service in Highland, often competing for the same customers.

The packages shown here are manually gathered through our research staff. The 40 plans displayed above are the most current out of 248 plans we've gathered in Highland to date.

Most households within Highland have more than one ISPs at a given address. See the interactive map on this page to explore competition shifts in different parts of Highland.

According to the most recent FCC filings, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Highland in terms of coverage. As the interactive maps below illustrate, the more common ISPs often cover the same addresses around Highland.

Internet Statistics 2021

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Highland, MD

100 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Highland, 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 Highland, Maryland

  • Xfinity - 96.7% Availability in Highland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Highland - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Highland - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Highland

Highland Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Highland is the 163rd most connected city in Maryland ahead of Sandy Spring and Ashton, but behind Burtonsville, Fulton, and Clarksville.

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: 98% of people living in Highland 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 97% of Highland 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.

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.

Data Caps and Cord Cutting in Highland

Data from our researchers suggests that common ISPs in Highland currently place some sort of limit on streaming for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue because customers see them as a tactic to stop streaming services. Providers insist that they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the issue is the same: over-the-top streaming, which can use anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Highland

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 96.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Telegia Communications Fixed Wireless 86.0%+ 30 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 98.8%+ 987 Mbps
Telegia Communications Fixed Wireless 85.4%+ 30 Mbps
Believe Wireless Broadband Fixed Wireless 64.5%+ 10 Mbps

Compare Highland to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Highland 36.1 Mbps 6 $0.29 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +379.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.45 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +82.8 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +80.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +91.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +91.5 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.32 ( + $0.00 )