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Internet providers in Towson, MD

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Towson, MD internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic90%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL79%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable98%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Towson internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in Towson 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 Towson area will have access to cable, which covers 85% of Towson residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 83% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 69% of those living in Towson.

There are five internet providers serving the Towson area, and 96.15% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Towson's five 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 Towson

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 123 Mbps 58 Mbps Cable
Verizon 71 Mbps 29 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in Towson

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Towson residents, covering 90% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 79% of the area. Towson’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 98% of Towson residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

150 Mbps

Average availability

90%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Towson 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 Towson 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 Towson, $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 Towson, $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 150 Mbps in Towson. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Towson's providers, 151 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

79%

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

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Towson 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 Towson, $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 Towson, $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 Towson. These download speeds are available to 79% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Towson's providers, 151 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 Towson covering 98% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Towson 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 Towson, $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 Towson, $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 Towson. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Towson's providers, 151 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Towson and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Towson at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Towson at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Towson 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 Towson with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Towson. The next fastest internet provider in Towson is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 90% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Towson with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Towson, $53.74.

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

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

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.

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.