How much internet speed do you need? That depends on how you plan on using your internet connection.
< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Rocky Ridge, Maryland
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Internet Access in Rocky Ridge, Maryland
Information here is based on the FCC's bi-annual provider coverage reporting. We leverage direct provider reports and other privatized data to enhance the data. Pricing and plan data is collected by our data division. We've aggregated 173 bundled broadband plans for Rocky Ridge since 2014. Data from the FCC is updated biannually, but generally gets posted here before governmental publications (for most providers, anyway).
Taking a look at less fortunate neighborhoods in Rocky Ridge, as many as 1,000 people have only one or fewer choices for broadband-level Internet service.
Coverage from the biggest companies, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As residents might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.
DSL broadband from telephone companies has lots of availability compared with other Internet services in Rocky Ridge since virtually all houses are connected to phone wires — the acronym stands for "Digital Subscriber Line."
Aside from the Internet options detailed above, Verizon High Speed Internet is another option to consider. They have wired broadband in 43 percent of the Rocky Ridge area. Wireless providers such as Telegia Communications are worth looking at, but the main wired options are usually a stronger value so far as performance and pricing.
Internet Statistics 2021
95.7% of consumers in Rocky Ridge1,000 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.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Rocky Ridge, Maryland
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||7.5%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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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.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Caps Around Rocky Ridge
Data collected by our researchers suggests that many of the popular providers in Rocky Ridge use data caps on residential broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue since users see them as a tactic for limiting video streaming, while providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the culprit is the same: video streaming, which can use 1–7GB per hour.