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Internet providers in Rockville, MD

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Rockville, MD internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic90%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL67%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable98%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Rockville internet service at a glance

At 99%, 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 fiber-optic, which covers 95% of Rockville residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 87% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 67% of those living in Rockville.

There are four internet providers serving the Rockville area, and 96.45% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Rockville'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 Rockville

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 162 Mbps 15 Mbps Cable
Verizon 135 Mbps 92 Mbps Fiber-optic

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*
$49.99/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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Rockville, $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 Rockville, $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 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*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Rockville, $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 Rockville, $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 1 Mbps in Rockville. These download speeds are available to 67% of the area, and are much faster 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

3,000 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, $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 Rockville, $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 Rockville. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Rockville at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Rockville with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Rockville. The next fastest internet provider in Rockville is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 90% 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, $53.74.

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

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.

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%.

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.