Internet Providers in Riverdale, Maryland
Residential Internet Statistics for Riverdale, MD
|Internet Service Providers:||3|
|Plans Start From:||$39.99|
|Top Download Speed:||1.2 Gbps|
|Fastest Connection Type:||Fiber|
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Internet Access in Riverdale, Maryland
Information below is based on biannual FCC provider coverage reports. BroadbandNow also uses direct reporting from providers and other private data to further validate and enhance that information. Plan, pricing, and other information is aggregated manually through our research team. Locally, we've analyzed 363 broadband plans in Riverdale in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 1,098 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.
2 Internet choices per block isn't a strong amount of choice compared to larger cities, but it's enough to reduce pricing in Riverdale communities with provider overlap. As is evident in the map below, options can vary depending on your area.
Xfinity as well as Verizon can also provide coverage in Riverdale, with significant shared territory in some neighborhoods.
Coverage from the biggest companies, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common.
The takeaway is that Riverdale's broadband infrastructure follows a common pattern in Maryland cities: strong coverage for cable and DSL, but limited choice since most houses are stuck with a single company for subscribing to either service. The cable/DSL pattern has a logical cause. Broadband Internet providers have their roots as TV and landline phone corporations. So, they use pre-existing copper networks on utility poles to deliver broadband Internet bundles. Fiber network access has been expanding as an alternative. While some "Fiber" services aren't actually "Fiber to the Home" (FTTH) connections, virtually one hundred percent of the area has access to fiber reaching to a box near the property line.
- There are 15 internet providers in Riverdale with 5 of those offering residential service
- Riverdale is the 132nd most connected city in Maryland ahead of Brentwood, but behind College Park, Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, and Bladensburg.
- Explore internet access for communities within Riverdale: Riverdale Park
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Riverdale, Maryland
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|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||10.2%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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 Riverdale
Compare Riverdale to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Riverdale||30.2 Mbps||7||$0.68 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||581.7 Mbps ( +551.5 Mbps )||21 ( +14 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||172.8 Mbps ( +142.6 Mbps )||18 ( +11 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||199.7 Mbps ( +169.5 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||202.2 Mbps ( +172 Mbps )||24 ( +17 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||196.5 Mbps ( +166.3 Mbps )||10 ( +3 )||$0.37 ( $0.00 )|