Internet Providers in Mount Airy, MD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Mount Airy, MD
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.49

Internet Access in Mount Airy, Maryland

Mount Airy offers 7 residential Internet providers, or 13 when including business and mobile operators. Consumers have access to 5 choices for wired Internet such as cable and DSL.

The plans listed here are collected by hand through our data analysis team. The 41 Internet packages displayed above are the most current out of 310 packages we've aggregated in Mount Airy to date.

There is above-average choice between Internet providers around the Mount Airy area, but 5,000 residents can't get access to more than one provider. If these subscribers aren't satisfied with the quality of service, they are left with no option but to use a lower-grade wireless. However, this isn't the norm in Mount Airy. The majority of households have 3 choices for broadband-grade Internet service.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Mount Airy.

To summarize, Mount Airy's Internet infrastructure conforms with a common pattern in Maryland cities: strong coverage of bundled cable and DSL service, with the caveat that most residences are stuck with a single company for subscribing to either service. The cable/DSL pattern is normal because Internet providers were started pre-Internet as cable TV and landline telephone corporations, and use these pre-existing networks to deliver Internet services.

  • There are 13 internet providers in Mount Airy with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Mount Airy is the 272nd most connected city in Maryland ahead of Monrovia and New Market, but behind Woodbine, Damascus, and Ijamsville.
  • The fastest zip code in Mount Airy for July 2021 is 21771. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

5,000 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 Mount Airy, Maryland

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 97.8%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Mount Airy

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Mount Airy is the 272nd most connected city in Maryland ahead of Monrovia and New Market, but behind Woodbine, Damascus, and Ijamsville.

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 Frederick 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: 9% of people living in Mount Airy 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 81% of Mount Airy 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, 21771 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Mount Airy.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Frederick County, approximately 12,000 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 in Mount Airy

Data collected by our researchers shows that top providers place some sort of limit on data use for their home broadband connections. Data caps are a public issue since customers see them as a tactic to discourage "cord cutting". Providers insist that caps are a necessary tool for managing heavy network congestion. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which can use one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Compare Mount Airy to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Mount Airy 128.7 Mbps 7 $0.36 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +405.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +20.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +31.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +40.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +33.4 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.38 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Mount Airy

Very limited technology

I have a 3800 sq ft home and the router that comes with the service, which you have to use, does not create a signal strong enough to get to the rear of my home. Adding a range extender is not supported so if you use one, they will claim that it's why your internet speed isn't what it is supposed to be. I removed the extender and barely got above 2-5Mbps even after rep tells me I am pulling 9Mbps from their end. I upgraded to the top tier plan for a test and still barely pushed past 6-7 Mbps when they claim 25 Mbps. The sad fact is for the money, it is the best you are going to get without a contract in my area.