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Internet providers in Riva, MD

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Provider
Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic99%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 5 MbpsDSL57%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 200 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 12 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 100% of Riva residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% 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 940 Mbps.

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*
$39.99/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 $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Riva, $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 Riva, $2.14.

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*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

5 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 $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Riva, $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 Riva, $2.14.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 5 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in Riva. These download speeds are available to 57% of the area, and are much slower 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

200 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, $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, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Riva, $2.14.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Riva. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower 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 $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Riva at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 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

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in Riva with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Riva. The next fastest internet provider in Riva is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 100% 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, $44.99.

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

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

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.