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Internet providers in Wheaton, MD

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Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic95%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL65%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 400 MbpsCable98%
RCN $19.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable19%
GTT Communications - -DSL1.962%
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Wheaton internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Wheaton 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 Wheaton area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Wheaton residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 65% of those living in Wheaton.

There are six internet providers serving the Wheaton area, and 98.70% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Wheaton's six internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Wheaton

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Wheaton residents, covering 95% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 65% of the area. Wheaton’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 98% of Wheaton residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

95%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Wheaton covering 95% 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 Wheaton than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Wheaton, $39.99.

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 Wheaton, $1.90.

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 Wheaton. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Wheaton's providers, 478 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

65%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in Wheaton covering 65% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Wheaton 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 Wheaton, $39.99.

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 Wheaton, $1.90.

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 Wheaton. These download speeds are available to 65% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Wheaton's providers, 478 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

98%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Wheaton covering 98% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Wheaton 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 Wheaton, $39.99.

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 Wheaton, $1.90.

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 Wheaton. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Wheaton's providers, 478 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

RCN is the fastest internet provider in Wheaton with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 19% of households in Wheaton. The next fastest internet provider in Wheaton is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 95% of the area.

RCN offers the cheapest internet in Wheaton with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Wheaton, $39.99.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Wheaton, covering 95% of the city.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

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.