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Internet providers in Rockville, MD

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Rockville, MD internet providers

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Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic90%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL67%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 200 MbpsCable98%
GTT Communications - -DSL7.561%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Rockville internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Rockville 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 Rockville area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Rockville residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 90% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 69% of those living in Rockville.

There are five internet providers serving the Rockville area, and 96.45% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Rockville's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Rockville

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Rockville residents, covering 90% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 67% of the area. Rockville’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 98% of Rockville residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

90%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Rockville covering 90% 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 Rockville than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Rockville, $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 Rockville, $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 Rockville. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rockville's providers, 298 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

67%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in Rockville covering 67% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Rockville 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 Rockville, $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 Rockville, $2.14.

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 Rockville. These download speeds are available to 67% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Rockville's providers, 298 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

98%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Rockville covering 98% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Rockville 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 Rockville, $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 Rockville, $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 Rockville. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Rockville's providers, 298 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Rockville and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Rockville at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Rockville at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Rockville 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 Rockville with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 90% of households in Rockville. The next fastest internet provider in Rockville is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 98% of the area.

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

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Rockville, covering 90% of the city.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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.