Internet providers in Sandy Spring, MD

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Sandy Spring internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Sandy Spring 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 Sandy Spring area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Sandy Spring residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 52% of those living in Sandy Spring.

There are five internet providers serving the Sandy Spring area, and 99.74% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Sandy Spring's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Sandy Spring

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Sandy Spring residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 52% of the area. Sandy Spring’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 100% of Sandy Spring residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to all households in Sandy Spring covering 100% 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 Sandy Spring than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Sandy Spring, $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 Sandy Spring, $3.00.

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 Sandy Spring. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sandy Spring'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

52%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to about half of households in Sandy Spring covering 52% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Sandy Spring 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 Sandy Spring, $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 Sandy Spring, $3.00.

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 Sandy Spring. These download speeds are available to 52% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Sandy Spring'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

100%

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

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Sandy Spring 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 Sandy Spring, $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, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sandy Spring, $3.00.

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 Sandy Spring. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Sandy Spring's providers, 298 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. offers 100% availability in Sandy Spring and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Sandy Spring at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is higher than average for Sandy Spring at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Sandy Spring residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Sandy Spring, MD internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic100%
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 15 MbpsDSL52%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 200 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

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

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

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Sandy Spring, covering 100% of the city.

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.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

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