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Internet providers in 20878

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20878 internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic98%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL71%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable99%
Astound $25.99 300 - 1,200 MbpsCable26%
Fusion Cloud Services - -DSL3.630%
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20878 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 20878 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 20878 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 99% of households. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 71% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 51% of those living in the 20878 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 20878 area, and 99.29% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 20878, prices start at $25.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Gaithersburg

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
HughesNet 79 Mbps 88 Mbps Satellite
Xfinity 203 Mbps 17 Mbps Cable
Verizon 99 Mbps 52 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in 20878

The largest internet providers serving the 20878 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 20878 ZIP code, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 71% of the area. Gaithersburg’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 99% of residents in the 20878 ZIP code.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in the 20878 ZIP code, covering 98% 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 20878 ZIP code 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 Gaithersburg, $48.19.

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 Gaithersburg, $0.24.

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 20878 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Gaithersburg's providers, 438 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

71%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in the 20878 ZIP code, covering 71% 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Gaithersburg, $48.19.

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 Gaithersburg, $0.24.

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 20878 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 71% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Gaithersburg's providers, 438 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 the 20878 ZIP code, covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 20878 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, $48.19.

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 Gaithersburg, $0.24.

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 20878 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Gaithersburg's providers, 438 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 20878 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 20878 and the greater Gaithersburg area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Gaithersburg at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Gaithersburg at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 20878 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 20878 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 20878 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in 20878. The next fastest internet provider in the 20878 ZIP code is Astound, offering download speeds up to 1,200 Mbps to 26% of the area.

Astound offers the cheapest internet in the 20878 ZIP with service starting at $25.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Gaithersburg, $48.19.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 20878 ZIP code, covering 98% of the city.

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.

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.

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.