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people have access to broadband internet of any type
1 provider - 99.30%
2 providers - 97.70%
3 providers - 17.12%
4+ providers - 2.76%
Cable - 99%
DSL - 98%
Fiber - 16%
At 99%, broadband coverage in Westminster 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 Westminster area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Westminster residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 16% of those living in Westminster.
There are five internet providers serving the Westminster area, and 97.70% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Westminster's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.
The largest internet providers in Westminster are Verizon, Xfinity, and Ting bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to Westminster.
DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Westminster residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 99% of the area. Westminster’s third most-available internet provider, Ting, offers fiber-optic to around 15% of Westminster residents.
DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Westminster covering 98% of the area.
DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Westminster 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Westminster, $37.19.
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 Westminster. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Westminster's providers, 146 Mbps.
Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Westminster covering 99% of the area.
Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Westminster residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.
Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Westminster, $37.19.
Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Westminster, $1.77.
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 Westminster. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Westminster's providers, 146 Mbps.
Fiber-optic from Ting offers broadband to a limited number of households in Westminster covering 15% of the area.
Fiber-optic service from Ting is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Westminster than other internet types.
Internet prices for Ting start at $6/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Westminster, $37.19.
For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Ting offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Westminster. These download speeds are available to 15% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Westminster's providers, 146 Mbps.
If you live in the heart of Westminster, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Westminster, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.
Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Westminster and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Westminster at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Westminster at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Westminster residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.
Ting is the fastest internet provider in Westminster with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 15% of households in Westminster. The next fastest internet provider in Westminster is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 400 Mbps to 99% of the area.
Ting offers the cheapest internet in Westminster with plans starting at $6/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Westminster, $37.19.
Ting is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Westminster, covering 15% of the city.
The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.
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.
Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.