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Internet providers in Bowie, MD

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Bowie, MD internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic98%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL43%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Bowie internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in Bowie 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 Bowie area will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 98% of Bowie residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 42% of those living in Bowie.

There are four internet providers serving the Bowie area, and 97.57% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Bowie's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Bowie

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 187 Mbps 20 Mbps Cable
Verizon 162 Mbps 143 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in Bowie

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Bowie residents, covering 98% of households. Some will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 43% of the area. Bowie’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 99% of Bowie residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Bowie covering 98% 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 Bowie 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 Bowie, $53.74.

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 Bowie, $0.31.

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 Bowie. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bowie's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

43%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to about half of households in Bowie covering 43% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Bowie 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 Bowie, $53.74.

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 Bowie, $0.31.

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 Bowie. These download speeds are available to 43% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bowie's providers, 348 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

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Bowie covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Bowie 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 Bowie, $53.74.

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 Bowie, $0.31.

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 Bowie. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bowie's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Bowie and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Bowie at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Bowie at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Bowie 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 Bowie with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Bowie. The next fastest internet provider in Bowie is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 98% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Bowie with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Bowie, $53.74.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Bowie, covering 98% of the city.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

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