Internet providers in 20879

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Provider
Verizon $39.99 -Fiber-optic95%
Verizon $39.99 -DSL75%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 200 MbpsCable98%
RCN $19.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable19%
RCN $19.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic3.706%
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20879 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 20879 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 20879 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 98% of households. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 75% of those living in the 20879 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 20879 area, and 98.35% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 20879, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 20879

The largest internet providers serving the 20879 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 20879 ZIP code, covering 95% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 75% of the area. Gaithersburg’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 98% of residents in the 20879 ZIP code.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

95%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in the 20879 ZIP code, covering 95% 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 20879 ZIP code 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.

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 20879 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Gaithersburg's providers, 559 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

75%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in the 20879 ZIP code, covering 75% 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 $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Gaithersburg, $39.99.

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 20879 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 75% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Gaithersburg's providers, 559 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

98%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in the 20879 ZIP code, covering 98% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 20879 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 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Gaithersburg, $1.43.

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 20879 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Gaithersburg's providers, 559 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 20879 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 20879 and the greater Gaithersburg area. 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 in the 20879 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 20879 frequently asked questions

RCN is the fastest internet provider in the 20879 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 19% of households in 20879. The next fastest internet provider in the 20879 ZIP code is RCN, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 3.706% of the area.

RCN offers the cheapest internet in the 20879 ZIP with service 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 serving the 20879 ZIP code, covering 95% of the city. RCN also offers fiber internet in 20879 and is available to 3.706% of households.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

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.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.