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Internet providers in 21901

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21901 internet providers

Provider
Verizon $39.99 -DSL91%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 400 MbpsCable78%
Armstrong $34.95 12 - 1,000 MbpsCable23%
Armstrong $34.95 12 - 10 MbpsDSL13%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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21901 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 21901 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 21901 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 98% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in North East, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the 21901 area, and 89.96% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 21901, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 21901

The largest internet providers serving the 21901 ZIP code are Verizon, Xfinity, and Armstrong bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all in the 21901 ZIP code, covering 91% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 78% of the area. North East’s third most-available internet provider, Armstrong, offers cable to around 23% of residents in the 21901 ZIP code.

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

91%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in the 21901 ZIP code, covering 91% 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in North East, $47.65.

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 21901 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all North East's providers, 294 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

78%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to most households in the 21901 ZIP code, covering 78% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 21901 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 North East, $47.65.

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 North East, $2.51.

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 21901 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 78% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all North East's providers, 294 Mbps.

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Armstrong cable internet

Provider

Armstrong

Starting price*
$34.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

25 Mbps

Average availability

23%

Cable from Armstrong offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 21901 ZIP code, covering 23% of the area.

Armstrong’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 21901 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Armstrong start at $34.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in North East, $47.65.

Armstrong customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.91 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in North East, $2.51.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Armstrong offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 25 Mbps in 21901 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 23% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all North East's providers, 294 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 21901 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 21901 and the greater North East area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in North East at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in North East at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 21901 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of North East may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to North East DSL and cable internet providers.

Internet providers in 21901 frequently asked questions

Armstrong is the fastest internet provider in the 21901 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 23% of households in 21901. The next fastest internet provider in the 21901 ZIP code is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 400 Mbps to 78% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 21901 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in North East, $47.65.

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.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

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.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.