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Internet providers in 20720

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Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic99%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL73%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 400 MbpsCable96%
GTT Communications - -DSL2.923%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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20720 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 20720 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 20720 ZIP will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 99% of households. 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 73% of those living in the 20720 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 20720 area, and 95.48% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 20720, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 20720

The largest internet providers serving the 20720 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 20720 ZIP code, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 73% of the area. Bowie’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 96% of residents in the 20720 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

99%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to all households in the 20720 ZIP code, covering 99% 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 20720 ZIP code 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 20720 ZIP code. 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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Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

73%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in the 20720 ZIP code, covering 73% 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 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 20720 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 73% 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

96%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in the 20720 ZIP code, covering 96% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 20720 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 20720 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 96% 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 have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 20720 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 20720 and the greater Bowie area. 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 in the 20720 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 20720 frequently asked questions

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in the 20720 ZIP code with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in 20720. The next fastest internet provider in the 20720 ZIP code is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 400 Mbps to 96% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 20720 ZIP with service 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 serving the 20720 ZIP code, covering 99% of the city.

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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.

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