Internet providers in Germantown, MD

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Germantown internet service at a glance

At 99%, 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 96% of Germantown residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 91% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 70% of those living in Germantown.

There are five internet providers serving the Germantown area, and 95.12% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Germantown's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

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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*
$39.99/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 $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Germantown, $44.99.

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 Germantown, $3.00.

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*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 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 $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Germantown, $44.99.

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 Germantown, $3.00.

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 Germantown. These download speeds are available to 70% of the area, and are much slower 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

400 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, $44.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Germantown, $3.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 400 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Germantown. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are slightly 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, Inc. offers 100% availability in Germantown and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Germantown at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is higher than average for Germantown at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Germantown residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Germantown, MD internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 200 - 940 Mbps Fiber-optic 91%
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 15 Mbps DSL 70%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 400 Mbps Cable 96%
Pivotal Global Capacity, LLC - - DSL 7.558%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in Germantown with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 91% of households in Germantown. The next fastest internet provider in Germantown is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 400 Mbps to 96% 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, $44.99.

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

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

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.