Best Chester Internet Service Providers

Chester, 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 Chester. 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 Chester is Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings IICable1000 Mbps53 Mbps99.3%
2ALTIUS Communicationswireless50 Mbps20 Mbps89.9%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Chester 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 Chester which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Chester compare to Queen Annes County? The average speed in Chester is 27.32 Mbps which is faster than Queen Annes County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the Maryland average of 32.37 Mbps.

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Chester Internet Access Facts

  • Cable internet is available to 88.1% of Queen Annes County residents

  • Cable internet is available to 98.2% of the Chester population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 3.3% of Queen Annes County residents

  • DSL internet is available to 98.6% of Chester residents

  • There are 4 residential internet providers in Chester, MD providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Chester is 15.6% slower than the average in Maryland and 15.7% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

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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 Chester 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 Chester, Maryland.

How do the internet speeds in Chester compare to other cities in Maryland?

Click through to see how the Chester broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Andrews Afb, Eldersburg, Greenbelt, Highland, Largo, Leisure World, Shady Side

How many broadband service providers are there near me?

Currently there are 4 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Chester, MD residents.

What is cable internet service?

Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.

What is Mbps?

Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.

What download speed do I need to stream movies?

For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Chester, Maryland?

The following zip codes were used: 21619 and 21666

Who has the fastest internet service in Chester?

Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Chester.




Chester 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.


DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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Sling

  • 50+ channels
  • 50 hours of DVR storage
  • No annual contracts
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices
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