Bethesda, Maryland Broadband Internet Service
Bethesda, MD has a total of 5 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 5 internet service options in Bethesda. 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 Bethesda is Xfinity. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Xfinity||Cable||987 Mbps||35 Mbps||98.9%|
|2||Verizon||Fiber||940 Mbps||880 Mbps||96.7%|
|3||RCN||Cable, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||50.6%|
|4||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|5||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Bethesda 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 Bethesda 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
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Bethesda compare to Montgomery County? The average speed in Bethesda is 46.09 Mbps which is faster than Montgomery County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Maryland average of 32.37 Mbps.
Bethesda Internet Access Facts
The average internet download speed in Montgomery County is 26.25 Mbps based upon 3355792 samples taken in the past year
The average upload speed in Bethesda is 12.36 Mbps. This is 16.9% faster than the average in Maryland and 6.6% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
The average download speed in Bethesda is 75.6% faster than the Montgomery County average and 42.3% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Bethesda is 12.36 Mbps. This is 31.6% faster than the Montgomery County average and 6.6% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 98.0% of Montgomery County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 93.2% of Montgomery County residents
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 Bethesda 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 Xfinity as the top provider for Bethesda, Maryland.
Who has the fastest internet service in Bethesda?
RCN with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Bethesda.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Bethesda, Maryland?
The following zip codes were used: 20813, 20814, 20815, 20816, 20817, 20824, 20827, 20889, 20892 and 20894
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 Bethesda 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 Bethesda compare to other cities in Maryland?
Click through to see how the Bethesda broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Fallston, Fort Meade, Fountainhead Orchard Hills, Herald Harbor, Marlton, Randallstown, Spring Ridge
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Bethesda - Verizon and RCN.
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 Bethesda, Maryland?
Xfinity provides broadband internet service to 98.9% of Bethesda.
Bethesda 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.
- 260+ channels
- Award winning voice remote
- Customize your plan
- Watch TV, DVR and OnDemand anywhere with the Xfinity Stream app
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
- 85+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app