Internet Providers in Riva, MD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Riva, MD
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.49

Internet Access in Riva, Maryland

Riva currently has two widely available Internet service providers: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider. Their network offers speeds up to 100 Mbps and coverage in near one hundred percent of the population. As for HughesNet, they offer Satellite. They have availability in practically one hundred percent of Riva.

Most households in the Riva area 2-3 providers available. Averaged out across all addresses, there are precisely 2.57 options per resident.

Keep in mind that since FCC data is only collected biannually and only released six months later, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help fix this issue.

Essentially every major wired broadband network type is available in Riva, including fiber and copper-based cable/DSL. Fiber, the preferred network type in Riva, has a coverage footprint of 98.81 percent. Cable and DSL networks have near one hundred percent and 57.82 percent availability respectively.

While the main ISPs are Viasat and HughesNet, XFINITY from Comcast also serves the area with a recorded maximum speed of 987 Mbps. Explore the interactive map below to see how many options residents have at a granular level.



Riva, MD

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Riva, Maryland

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Riva, Maryland

  • Xfinity - Cable - 99.6% Availability in Riva - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Riva - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Riva - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Riva

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Riva is the 201st most connected city in Maryland ahead of Harwood, but behind Edgewater, Annapolis, Davidsonville, and Crownsville.

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

Approximately 9,000 people in Anne Arundel 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: 99% of people living in Riva 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 99% of Riva 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 Anne Arundel County, approximately 10,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Riva

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 99.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 95.8%+ 987 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 14.4%+ 50 Mbps

Compare Riva to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Riva 64.4 Mbps 5 $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +351 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +54.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +51.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +63 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +63.2 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.37 ( + $0.00 )