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Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic85%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL79%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 200 MbpsCable96%
RCN $19.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable52%
GTT Communications - -DSL6.375%
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Gaithersburg internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg area will have access to cable, which covers 96% of Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg.

There are eight internet providers serving the Gaithersburg area, and 95.88% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Gaithersburg's eight internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Gaithersburg

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Gaithersburg residents, covering 85% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 79% of the area. Gaithersburg’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 96% of Gaithersburg residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

85%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Gaithersburg covering 85% 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 Gaithersburg than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Gaithersburg, $39.99.

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 Gaithersburg, $1.54.

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 Gaithersburg. These download speeds are available to 85% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Gaithersburg's providers, 638 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

79%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in Gaithersburg covering 79% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Gaithersburg 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Gaithersburg, $39.99.

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 Gaithersburg, $1.54.

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 Gaithersburg. These download speeds are available to 79% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Gaithersburg's providers, 638 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

96%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Gaithersburg covering 96% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg, $39.99.

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 Gaithersburg, $1.54.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Gaithersburg. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Gaithersburg's providers, 638 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

RCN is the fastest internet provider in Gaithersburg with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 52% of households in Gaithersburg. The next fastest internet provider in Gaithersburg is RCN, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 1.671% of the area.

RCN offers the cheapest internet in Gaithersburg with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Gaithersburg, $39.99.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Gaithersburg, covering 85% of the city. RCN also offers fiber internet in Gaithersburg and is available to 1.671% of households.

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Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.