Internet Providers in Rocky Ridge, Maryland

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Residential Internet Statistics for Rocky Ridge, MD
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 0 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 93.69%

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 155 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 (formerly Exede) 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

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Rocky Ridge, Maryland

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Rocky Ridge, Maryland

  • Xfinity - 6.3% Availability in Rocky Ridge - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Rocky Ridge - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Rocky Ridge - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Rocky Ridge

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Rocky Ridge is the 375th most connected city in Maryland behind Walkersville, Keymar, Thurmont, Emmitsburg, and Woodsboro.

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

Approximately 8,000 people in Frederick 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.

In Frederick County, approximately 13,000 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.

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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Rocky Ridge

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Telegia Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 30 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 6.3%+ 1,200 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Telegia Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 30 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 15.9%+ 987 Mbps