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Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic100%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 10 MbpsDSL70%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 200 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Shady Side internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Shady Side 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 Shady Side area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Shady Side 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 70% of those living in Shady Side.

There are four internet providers serving the Shady Side area, and 99.52% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Shady Side's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Shady Side

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Shady Side residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 70% of the area. Shady Side’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 100% of Shady Side 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 Shady Side 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 Shady Side than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Shady Side, $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 Shady Side, $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 Shady Side. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Shady Side's providers, 297 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

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

10 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

70%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in Shady Side covering 70% of the area.

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

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 10 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Shady Side. These download speeds are available to 70% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Shady Side's providers, 297 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 Shady Side covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Shady Side 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 Shady Side, $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 Shady Side, $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 Shady Side. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Shady Side's providers, 297 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

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

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

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.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.