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Internet providers in Riva, MD

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Riva, MD internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic99%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL57%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Riva internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Riva 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 Riva area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Riva residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 61% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 57% of those living in Riva.

There are four internet providers serving the Riva area, and 98.92% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Riva'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 Riva

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 160 Mbps 17 Mbps Cable
Verizon 114 Mbps 45 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in Riva

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Riva residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 57% of the area. Riva’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 100% of Riva residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to all households in Riva covering 99% 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 Riva 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 Riva, $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 Riva, $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 Riva. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Riva's providers, 296 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

57%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to about half of households in Riva covering 57% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Riva 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 Riva, $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 Riva, $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 0.768 Mbps in Riva. These download speeds are available to 57% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Riva's providers, 296 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

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Riva covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Riva 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 Riva, $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 Riva, $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 Riva. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Riva's providers, 296 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Riva and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Riva at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Riva at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Riva 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 Riva with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Riva. The next fastest internet provider in Riva is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 99% of the area.

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

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Riva, covering 99% of the city.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.