Internet providers in Essex, MD

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Essex internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Essex 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 Essex area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Essex residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 84% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 80% of those living in Essex.

There are five internet providers serving the Essex area, and 98.23% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Essex's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 400 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Essex

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to most Essex residents, covering 84% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 80% of the area. Essex’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 99% of Essex residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

150 Mbps

Average availability

84%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Essex covering 84% 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 Essex than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Essex, $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 Essex, $3.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 150 Mbps in Essex. These download speeds are available to 84% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Essex's providers, 151 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

80%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Essex covering 80% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Essex 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 Essex, $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 Essex, $3.00.

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 Essex. These download speeds are available to 80% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Essex's providers, 151 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 Essex covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Essex 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 Essex, $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, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Essex, $3.00.

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 Essex. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Essex's providers, 151 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. offers 100% availability in Essex and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Essex at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is higher than average for Essex at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Essex residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Essex, MD internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 200 - 150 Mbps Fiber-optic 84%
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 15 Mbps DSL 80%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 400 Mbps Cable 99%
Pivotal Global Capacity, LLC - - DSL 3.640%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Essex with download speeds up to 400 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Essex. The next fastest internet provider in Essex is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 84% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Essex with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Essex, $44.99.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Essex, covering 84% of the city.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

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.