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Internet providers in Bowie, MD

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Bowie, MD internet providers

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Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic98%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL43%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 400 MbpsCable99%
GTT Communications - -DSL2.089%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Bowie internet service at a glance

At 100%, 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 cable, which covers 99% of Bowie residents. 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 43% of those living in Bowie.

There are five internet providers serving the Bowie area, and 97.57% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Bowie's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

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*
$39.99/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 $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Bowie, $44.99.

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 Bowie, $2.14.

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*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 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 $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Bowie, $44.99.

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 Bowie, $2.14.

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 Bowie. These download speeds are available to 43% of the area, and are much slower 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

400 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, $44.99.

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 Bowie, $2.14.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 400 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Bowie. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly 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 $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Bowie at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 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

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in Bowie with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Bowie. The next fastest internet provider in Bowie is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 400 Mbps to 99% 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, $44.99.

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

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

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.

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.