Internet Providers in Potomac, MD
Residential Internet Statistics for Potomac, MD
|Internet Service Providers:||3|
|Plans Start From:||$39.99|
|Top Download Speed:||1.2 Gbps|
|Fastest Connection Type:||Fiber|
Top Internet Providers in Potomac, Maryland:
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Internet Access in Potomac, Maryland
The average census block area in Potomac is serviceable by, on average, 2.43 Internet providers. This means that most households in Potomac have a minimum of 2-3 choices so far as Internet, and residents can switch if they are dissatisfied by a company.
The data on this page is sourced from provider coverage reports. Then, it's enhanced using private data sources to provide more accurate listings than is available from the FCC directly. Data on pricing and speeds of listed Internet plans is generated by our data team, who collect tens of thousands of data points each year. We've analyzed 419 Potomac Internet plans from 2014–present, with 36 Internet or bundled packages currently marketed in the area.
Xfinity is an second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet). They offer near one hundred percent local availability and a maximum speed of 1,000 Mbps. There are 8 companies in Potomac selling enterprise and business/smb technologies such as point-to-point connectivity and MPLS. The small business providers listed above include all providers with business services advertised on their site, but keep in mind that consumer-focused companies sometimes offer business plans as well.
Viasat Internet is the most widely available option for Potomac residents. close to one hundred percent of Potomac census blocks can get Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most likely second choice, providing virtually one hundred percent of the area with Satellite Internet service. HughesNet's strongest plan in Potomac is 25 Mbps.
When choosing an Internet provider, fiber is the top-performing choice around Potomac, for most customers. All Internet providers use fiber-optic cables to transmit data over long distances, but only true "Fiber to the Home" providers bring that fiber connection all the way to subscriber buildings. Other technologies in the listings above compete on pricing and flexibility rather than pure download and upload speeds.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Potomac, Maryland
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile 5G Home Internet||182 Mbps||5G Internet||45s||29.4%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
0.3% of consumers in Potomac100 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.
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.
Map of ISPs in Potomac
Compare Potomac to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Potomac||294.1 Mbps||8||$0.71 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||581.7 Mbps ( +287.6 Mbps )||22 ( +14 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||172.8 Mbps ( -121.3 Mbps )||21 ( +13 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||199.7 Mbps ( -94.4 Mbps )||20 ( +12 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||202.2 Mbps ( -91.9 Mbps )||27 ( +19 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||196.5 Mbps ( -97.6 Mbps )||11 ( +3 )||$0.39 ( $0.00 )|