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

Top Internet Providers in Riverdale, Maryland:

Showing 1 to 5 Providers

  • 1. Xfinity
    99.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    99.9% Available
  • 2. Verizon
    99.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    99.9% 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
    10.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    10.2% Available
  • 1. Comcast Business
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    100% Available
  • 2. Vector Data Systems
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    100% Available
  • 3. Verizon High Speed Internet
    64.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *15 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    64.2% Available
  • 4. CenturyLink Business
    4.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    4.1% Available
  • 8. 5. GTT
    2.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *8 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    2.5% Available

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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.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Riverdale, Maryland

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 99.9%
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%

Recognition

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Riverdale is the 132nd most connected city in Maryland ahead of Brentwood, but behind College Park, Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, and Bladensburg.

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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: 100% of people living in Riverdale 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 100% of Riverdale 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.

Map of ISPs in Riverdale

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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 )