Best Bel Air Internet Service Providers
Bel Air, MD has a total of 3 options for high speed internet providers that meet the minimum broadband download speed of 25 Mbps. It can be understandably confusing when trying to determine which of these broadband providers to choose. Hopefully we can eliminate some of the guesswork for you by applying our ranking algorithm to those 3 internet service options in Bel Air. The calculation we perform considers the download connection speed, upload connection speed, population covered and overall value provided by each company. Based upon that calculation, our top choice for Bel Air is Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II||Cable||1000 Mbps||53 Mbps||96.3%|
|2||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|3||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Bel Air MD Internet Access Options
When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Bel Air have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:
Broadband Internet Speeds
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Bel Air are compared to Harford County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Maryland overall?
Average download speeds in Bel Air of 67.07 Mbps are faster than the Harford County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Maryland.
Bel Air Internet Access Facts
DSL internet is available to 0.0% of Bel Air residents
There are 3 residential internet providers in Bel Air, MD providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Bel Air is 107.2% faster than the average in Maryland and 107% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
DSL internet is available to 0.0% of the Harford County population
The average internet download speed in Bel Air is 67.07 Mbps based upon 179224 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 96.4% of the Bel Air population
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Bel Air residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II as the top provider for Bel Air, Maryland.
Who has the fastest internet service in Bel Air?
Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Bel Air.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Bel Air, Maryland?
The following zip codes were used: 21014, 21015 and 21502
What is fiber internet service?
Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Bel Air internet service.
|25+ Mbps||1-2 devices||Web browsing|
HD video streaming
|100+ Mbps||3-5 devices||Video conferencing|
4K video streaming
|1000+ Mbps||6+ devices||Multiple video or 4K streams|
Zero latency gaming
How do the internet speeds in Bel Air compare to other cities in Maryland?
Click through to see how the Bel Air broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Baltimore Highlands, Cavetown, Fountainhead Orchard Hills, Queen Anne, Westminster, Westphalia, Willards
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Most likely there is not. Our latest information shows there are no fiber internet providers offering coverage to more than 15% of the Bel Air, Maryland population.
What is DSL internet service?
DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Bel Air, Maryland?
Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II provides broadband internet service to 96.3% of Bel Air.
Bel Air Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages