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Internet providers in Bel Air, MD

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Bel Air, MD internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL82%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic73%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable86%
Atlantic Broadband $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable9.734%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Bel Air internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Bel Air is comparable to the rest of Maryland - 97%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Bel Air area will have access to cable, which covers 89% of Bel Air residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 49% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 43% of those living in Bel Air.

There are five internet providers serving the Bel Air area, and 94.47% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Bel Air's five internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Bel Air

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 178 Mbps 14 Mbps Cable
Verizon 83 Mbps 32 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Bel Air

The largest internet providers in Bel Air are Verizon and Xfinity bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Bel Air.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to most Bel Air residents, covering 82% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from Verizon, which covers 73% of the area. Bel Air’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 86% of Bel Air residents.

Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

82%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Bel Air covering 82% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Bel Air to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bel Air, $46.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bel Air, $0.30.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Bel Air. These download speeds are available to 82% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bel Air's providers, 302 Mbps.

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Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

73%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to most households in Bel Air covering 73% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Verizon is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Bel Air than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bel Air, $46.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bel Air, $0.30.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 880 Mbps in Bel Air. These download speeds are available to 73% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bel Air's providers, 302 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

86%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Bel Air covering 86% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Bel Air residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Bel Air, $46.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bel Air, $0.30.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Bel Air. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bel Air's providers, 302 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Bel Air, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Bel Air, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Bel Air and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Bel Air at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Bel Air at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Bel Air residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Bel Air with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 86% of households in Bel Air. The next fastest internet provider in Bel Air is Atlantic Broadband, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 9.734% of the area.

Atlantic Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Bel Air with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Bel Air, $46.99.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Bel Air, covering 73% of the city.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.