Internet providers in Chester, MD

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Chester internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Chester 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 Chester area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Chester residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Chester, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the Chester area, and 98.23% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Chester's six internet providers, prices start at $39.99 and available download speeds reach up to 120 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Chester

The largest internet providers in Chester are Verizon, HughesNet, and ViaSat, Inc. bringing DSL and satellite options to Chester.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Chester residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Chester’s third most-available internet provider, ViaSat, Inc., offers satellite to around 100% of Chester residents.

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in Chester covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Chester 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 Chester, $49.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Chester, $5.00.

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 Chester. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Chester's providers, 17 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Chester covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Chester where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Chester, $49.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Chester, $5.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Chester. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Chester's providers, 17 Mbps.

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ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet

Provider

ViaSat, Inc.

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from ViaSat, Inc. offers broadband to all households in Chester covering 100% of the area.

ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Chester where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for ViaSat, Inc. start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Chester, $49.99.

ViaSat, Inc. customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Chester, $5.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ViaSat, Inc. offers download speeds up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Chester. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Chester's providers, 17 Mbps.

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Chester, MD internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 15 MbpsDSL100%
Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II Inc. - -Cable98%
Birch Communications, Inc. - -DSL5.325%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Delmarva WiFi LLC - -Wireless100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II Inc. is the fastest internet provider in Chester with download speeds up to 120 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Chester. The next fastest internet provider in Chester is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Verizon offers the cheapest internet in Chester with plans starting at $39.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Chester, $49.99.

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.

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.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.