Bowie, Maryland Broadband Internet Service
Bowie, MD has a total of 4 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 4 internet service options in Bowie. 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 Bowie 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||98.5%|
|2||Verizon||Fiber||940 Mbps||880 Mbps||98.1%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Bowie MD Internet Access Options
More internet service competition in a city encourages providers to continue to build out and improve their network in addition to keeping prices fair.
The following represents the percentage of population in Bowie which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:
Broadband Internet Speeds
For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Bowie of 14.6 Mbps are faster than the Prince Georges County upload speeds and faster than the statewide average for Maryland.
Bowie Internet Access Facts
Fiber optic internet is available to 90.9% of Prince Georges County residents
DSL internet is available to 17.0% of Bowie residents
There are 4 residential internet providers in Bowie, MD providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Bowie is 63.7% faster than the average in Maryland and 63.6% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
DSL internet is available to 0.0% of the Prince Georges County population
The average internet download speed in Bowie is 53 Mbps based upon 167408 measurements taken in the last 12 months
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 Bowie 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 Bowie, Maryland.
Who has the fastest internet service in Bowie?
Xfinity with a download speed of 987 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Bowie.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Bowie, Maryland?
The following zip codes were used: 20715, 20716, 20717, 20718, 20719, 20720 and 20721
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 Bowie 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 Bowie compare to other cities in Maryland?
Click through to see how the Bowie broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Ellicott City, Indian Head, Mayo, Middle River, Robinwood, Union Bridge
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Bowie - Verizon.
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 Bowie, Maryland?
Xfinity provides broadband internet service to 98.5% of Bowie.
Bowie 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