Internet providers in La Plata, MD

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La Plata, MD internet providers

Provider
Verizon $39.99 -Fiber-optic95%
Verizon $39.99 -DSL70%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 400 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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La Plata internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in La Plata 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 La Plata area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of La Plata residents. 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 70% of those living in La Plata.

There are four internet providers serving the La Plata area, and 96.52% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among La Plata's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in La Plata

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all La Plata residents, covering 95% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 70% of the area. La Plata’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 99% of La Plata residents.

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 La Plata 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 La Plata than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in La Plata, $44.99.

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 La Plata. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all La Plata's providers, 146 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 La Plata covering 70% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in La Plata 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 La Plata, $44.99.

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 La Plata. These download speeds are available to 70% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all La Plata's providers, 146 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

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in La Plata covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but La Plata 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 La Plata, $44.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in La Plata, $2.14.

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 La Plata. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all La Plata's providers, 146 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in La Plata with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 95% of households in La Plata. The next fastest internet provider in La Plata is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 400 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in La Plata with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in La Plata, $44.99.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in La Plata, covering 95% 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.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

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.