Internet providers in 20814

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Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic95%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL77%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 200 MbpsCable99%
RCN $19.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable65%
GTT Communications - -DSL31%
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20814 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 20814 ZIP code 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 20814 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 99% of households. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 78% of those living in the 20814 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 20814 area, and 98.62% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 20814, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 20814

The largest internet providers serving the 20814 ZIP code are Verizon and Xfinity bringing fiber-optic, DSL, and cable options to the area.

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all in the 20814 ZIP code, covering 95% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 77% of the area. Bethesda’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 99% of residents in the 20814 ZIP code.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

95%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in the 20814 ZIP code, covering 95% 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 20814 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bethesda, $39.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bethesda, $1.54.

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 20814 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bethesda's providers, 638 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

77%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in the 20814 ZIP code, covering 77% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines 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 $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bethesda, $39.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bethesda, $1.54.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 15 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in 20814 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 77% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Bethesda's providers, 638 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in the 20814 ZIP code, covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 20814 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 Bethesda, $39.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bethesda, $1.54.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 20814 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Bethesda's providers, 638 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 20814 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 20814 and the greater Bethesda area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Bethesda at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Bethesda at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 20814 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 20814 frequently asked questions

RCN is the fastest internet provider in the 20814 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 65% of households in 20814. The next fastest internet provider in the 20814 ZIP code is RCN, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 2.913% of the area.

RCN offers the cheapest internet in the 20814 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Bethesda, $39.99.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 20814 ZIP code, covering 95% of the city. RCN also offers fiber internet in 20814 and is available to 2.913% of households.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.