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Internet providers in Germantown, MD

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Germantown, MD internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic91%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL70%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable96%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Germantown internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in Germantown 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 Germantown area will have access to cable, which covers 92% of Germantown residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 83% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 56% of those living in Germantown.

There are four internet providers serving the Germantown area, and 95.12% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Germantown'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 Germantown

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 153 Mbps 17 Mbps Cable
HughesNet 105 Mbps 49 Mbps Satellite
Verizon 55 Mbps 18 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in Germantown

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Germantown residents, covering 91% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 70% of the area. Germantown’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 96% of Germantown residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

91%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Germantown covering 91% 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 Germantown 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 Germantown, $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 Germantown, $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 880 Mbps in Germantown. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Germantown's providers, 348 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

70%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in Germantown covering 70% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Germantown 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 Germantown, $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 Germantown, $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 Germantown. These download speeds are available to 70% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Germantown's providers, 348 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

96%

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

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Germantown 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 Germantown, $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 Germantown, $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 Germantown. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Germantown's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Germantown and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Germantown at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Germantown at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Germantown 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 Germantown with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 96% of households in Germantown. The next fastest internet provider in Germantown is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 91% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Germantown with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Germantown, $53.74.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Germantown, covering 91% of the city.

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.

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No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.