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Internet providers in Essex, MD

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Essex, MD internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic84%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL80%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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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 96% of Essex residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 85% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 80% of those living in Essex.

There are four internet providers serving the Essex area, and 98.23% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Essex'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 Essex

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Verizon 113 Mbps 54 Mbps Fiber-optic
Xfinity 157 Mbps 31 Mbps Cable

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*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Essex, $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 Essex, $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 150 Mbps in Essex. These download speeds are available to 84% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Essex's providers, 151 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

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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Essex, $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 Essex, $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 Essex. These download speeds are available to 80% of the area, and are much faster 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

3,000 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, $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 Essex, $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 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 offers 100% availability in Essex and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Essex at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Essex at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Essex 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 Essex with download speeds up to 3,000 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 940 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, $53.74.

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

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.