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Internet providers in 21286

Find internet providers serving the 21286 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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21286 internet providers

Provider
Verizon $39.99 -Fiber-optic96%
Verizon $39.99 -DSL85%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 200 MbpsCable98%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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21286 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 21286 ZIP code 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 21286 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 98% of households. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 85% of those living in the 21286 ZIP code.

There are four internet providers serving the 21286 area, and 97.75% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among four internet providers in 21286, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 200 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 21286

The largest internet providers serving the 21286 ZIP code are Verizon and Xfinity bringing fiber-optic, DSL, and cable options to the area.

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all in the 21286 ZIP code, covering 96% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 85% of the area. Towson’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 98% of residents in the 21286 ZIP code.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

150 Mbps

Average availability

96%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in the 21286 ZIP code, covering 96% 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 21286 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Towson, $44.99.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 150 Mbps in 21286 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Towson's providers, 79 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

85%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in the 21286 ZIP code, covering 85% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines 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 Towson, $44.99.

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 21286 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 85% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Towson's providers, 79 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

98%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in the 21286 ZIP code, covering 98% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 21286 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, $44.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Towson, $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 21286 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Towson's providers, 79 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 21286 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 21286 and the greater Towson area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Towson at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Towson at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 21286 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 21286 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 21286 ZIP code with download speeds up to 200 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in 21286. The next fastest internet provider in the 21286 ZIP code is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 96% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 21286 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Towson, $44.99.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 21286 ZIP code, covering 96% of the city.

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