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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Maryland

The three primary internet providers in Maryland are Xfinity, Verizon, and T-Mobile. Xfinity’s cable internet is the most practical choice for many customers. Its plan roster contains a lot of price and speed variety, making it easy to find something that works with your needs and budget.

T-Mobile received the highest ratings in our customer satisfaction survey, likely due to its simplicity and convenience. T-Mobile’s 5G Home internet is really easy to set up and maintain. Plus, its single internet plan is straightforward with stress-free policies, like unlimited data and month-to-month contracts.

Marylanders can get fiber internet through Verizon Fios, which received the second-highest overall ratings in our survey and the highest ratings for reliability.

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars from customers in Maryland.

That ranks Maryland 10th nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

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Internet customer satisfaction in Maryland

 3.9/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 10th national ranking for customer satisfaction

$75.44 average price per payment for internet, per household

90.6% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

3.8/5 average customer service rating of internet services

4/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

6,075,314 people

2.64 average people per household

$93,819 average income per household

42 average age per household

60% of population employed


8% higher than national average

Ranked 1st nationally


17% higher than national average

Ranked 9th nationally


15% higher than national average

Ranked 7th nationally


13% higher than national average

Ranked 2nd nationally

Average download speed
175.5 Mbps

28.16% higher than national average
Ranks 4th nationally

Average upload speed
63.8 Mbps

8.7% higher than national average
Ranks 14th nationally
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Fastest internet providers in Maryland

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
Ting 205.93 Mbps 225.82 Mbps 43.16% View Plans for Ting
Verizon Home Internet 192.31 Mbps 119.8 Mbps 98.68%
XFINITY 184.32 Mbps 21.69 Mbps 95.78% View Plans for Xfinity
Talkie Communications 183.51 Mbps 189.23 Mbps 59.2% View Plans for Talkie Communications
Point Broadband 182.05 Mbps 188.67 Mbps 49.5% View Plans for Point Broadband
100% of people in Maryland have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 7th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 276.26 Mbps 100% 91.46% See all providers for 5G Home
Cable 1152.27 Mbps 99.46% 87.75% See all providers for Cable
DSL 40.6 Mbps 84.98% 98.34% See all providers for DSL
Fiber 2086.32 Mbps 89.28% 91.52% See all providers for Fiber
Fixed Wireless 85.22 Mbps 28.44% 85.9% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
Satellite 78.51 Mbps 100% 100% See all providers for Satellite

Best cities for internet in Maryland

Cities in Maryland with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Perry Hall 262.42 Mbps 94.49 Mbps 95% Verizon Home Internet
Suitland 255.44 Mbps 41.37 Mbps 100% Verizon Home Internet
La Plata 253.54 Mbps 167.47 Mbps 100% Breezeline
Severn 240.8 Mbps 95.2 Mbps 82% Verizon Home Internet
Pikesville 240.63 Mbps 65.38 Mbps 78% XFINITY
Accokeek 229.48 Mbps 139.47 Mbps 94% Verizon Home Internet
Capitol Heights 229 Mbps 73.43 Mbps 83% Verizon Home Internet

Perry Hall is the best city in Maryland for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Suitland and La Plata also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in Maryland

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Baltimore 624,551 100% 100% 100%
Silver Spring 306,146 100% 100% 100%
Rockville 145,904 100% 100% 100%
Bethesda 82,652 100% 100% 100%
Gaithersburg 141,900 100% 100% 100%
Towson 55,063 100% 100% 100%
Hyattsville 159,542 100% 100% 100%
Severn 44,377 100% 100% 100%

Baltimore is the most internet-connected city in Maryland. Baltimore makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Baltimore's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Silver Spring and Rockville also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in Maryland


Population: 624,551

Median income: $62,550

114.55 Mbps
avg. download speed

35.1 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP

Silver Spring

Population: 306,146

Median income: $100,435

183.06 Mbps
avg. download speed

77.23 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP


Population: 159,542

Median income: $76,830

192.69 Mbps
avg. download speed

75.44 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP

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Methodology relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.

Maryland FAQs

Which is the best internet provider in Maryland?

T-Mobile was the highest-rated ISP in our latest customer survey; however, Verizon was the second-highest rated, and Xfinity was the third-highest rated—Marylanders have an excellent selection of providers.

If speed and reliability are your top priorities, you do better than Verizon.

For the cheapest rates and most plan variety, Xfinity is hard to beat, with prices as low as $25 per month.

T-Mobile is ideal for those looking for the smoothest customer experience and the most overall value.

Which is the fastest internet provider in Maryland?

Verizon Fios provides the fastest residential internet service from a major provider in Maryland, reaching speeds up to 2,300Mbps.

What is the cheapest Wi-Fi in Maryland?

Xfinity has the cheapest internet plans in Maryland, with prices starting at $25 per month.

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