Internet providers in Silver Spring, MD

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Silver Spring internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Silver 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 Silver Spring area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Silver Spring residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 86% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 80% of those living in Silver Spring.

There are six internet providers serving the Silver Spring area, and 94.14% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Silver Spring's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Silver Spring

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Silver Spring residents, covering 86% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 79% of the area. Silver Spring’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 99% of Silver 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

86%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Silver Spring covering 86% 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 Silver 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 Silver 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 Silver 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 Silver Spring. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Silver Spring's providers, 348 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

79%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in Silver Spring covering 79% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Silver 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 Silver 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 Silver 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 Silver Spring. These download speeds are available to 79% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Silver Spring's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

400 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Silver Spring covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Silver 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 Silver 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 Silver Spring, $3.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 400 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Silver Spring. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Silver Spring's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Silver Spring, MD internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic86%
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 15 MbpsDSL79%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 400 MbpsCable99%
Radiate Holdings, LP - -Cable78%
Pivotal Global Capacity, LLC - -DSL12%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Radiate Holdings, LP is the fastest internet provider in Silver Spring with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 78% of households in Silver Spring. The next fastest internet provider in Silver Spring is Radiate Holdings, LP, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 6.905% of the area.

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

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Silver Spring, covering 86% of the city. Radiate Holdings, LP also offers fiber internet in Silver Spring and is available to 6.905% of households.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

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.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.