How much internet speed do you need? That depends on how you plan on using your internet connection.
< 25 Mbps 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 Highland, Maryland
Most Popular Internet Providers in Highland, Maryland:
Showing 1 to 6 Providers
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, and is serviced to customers over copper cable lines up on utility poles or buried in the street.
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 29 plans displayed above are the most current out of 263 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 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
3.3% of consumers in Highland100 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.
Are you a journalist or researcher writing about this topic?
Contact us and we'll connect you with a broadband market expert on our team who can provide insights and data to support your work.
Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Highland, Maryland
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||96.7%|
|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.
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.
Compare Highland to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Highland||15.4 Mbps||6||$0.14 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +519 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +133.4 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.16 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +145.2 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +154.1 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +146.7 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.19 ( + $0.00 )|