Internet Providers in Mount Rainier, MD

Residential Internet Statistics for Mount Rainier, MD
Internet Service Providers: 4
Plans Start From: $39.99
Top Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Mount Rainier, Maryland:

Showing 1 to 6 Providers

  • 1. Xfinity
    94% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    94% Available
  • 2. Verizon
    87.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    87.5% Available
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    13.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    13.7% Available
  • 6. 6. EarthLink 5G Home Internet
    13.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    13.7% Available
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Internet Access in Mount Rainier, Maryland

Data here is based on the FCC's bi-annual provider territory reporting. We also use direct provider reports to further validate and enhance that data, down to the census block or lit address level. Pricing and plan data is aggregated through our data team. To date, we've aggregated 297 bundled Internet plans in the area around Mount Rainier in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 246 records as of 2022. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

Xfinity provides an second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Mount Rainier with 93 percent local coverage and a maximum speed of 1,000 Mbps. There are also 3 providers within city limits offering enterprise and business services like point-to-point connectivity or custom fiber loops. The small business listings on this page include all providers with explicit business packages advertised on their site.

Viasat Internet is the most widely available choice for Mount Rainier residents. The provider is available to virtually one hundred percent of Mount Rainier census blocks. HughesNet is the most common second option, providing near one hundred percent of the area with Satellite Internet service. The fastest plan listed by HughesNet in Mount Rainier is 25 megabits per second.

The average home in Mount Rainier has 2-3 wired Internet options to choose from (2.63 per census block specifically). 5.29% of Mount Rainier residents — 400 people — have one or fewer options. Regardless of other technologies on the market, DSL and cable broadband usually provide the most agreeable pricing and data policies for home use.

So, looking at the big picture, Mount Rainier's Internet infrastructure follows a similar pattern to other US metro areas: widespread coverage for bundled cable and DSL, but limited options since a majority of houses or apartments are stuck with a single company for either type of service. This pattern has a simple cause. Broadband providers used to be cable TV and landline phone companies, and use pre-existing networks to deliver broadband Internet service. Fiber service is expanding as a third option, and while not all "Fiber" plans are true "Fiber to the Home" connections, 81.50 percent of the Mount Rainier area has coverage by fiber Internet reaching at least as far as a box near the property line.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Mount Rainier, Maryland

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 94.0%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 13.7%
EarthLink 5G Home Internet 100 Mbps 5G Internet 1m 21s 13.7%
400 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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

Mount Rainier is the 127th most connected city in Maryland ahead of Bladensburg, Riverdale, and Brentwood, but behind Takoma Park and Hyattsville.

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The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 16,000 people in Prince George's County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 82% of people living in Mount Rainier have residential fiber service available to them.

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Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 95% of Mount Rainier residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Prince George's County, approximately 17,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Compare Mount Rainier to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Mount Rainier 132.5 Mbps 8 $0.71 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +449.2 Mbps ) 22 ( +14 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +40.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +67.2 Mbps ) 20 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +69.7 Mbps ) 27 ( +19 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +64 Mbps ) 11 ( +3 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )