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

  • 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

  • DSL internet is available to 0.0% of the Queen Annes County population

  • The average internet download speed in Chester is 27.32 Mbps based upon 2760 measurements taken in the last 12 months

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

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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.

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.

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

The following zip codes were used: 21619 and 21666

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 Chester internet service.

Speed Devices Typical Usage
25+ Mbps1-2 devicesWeb browsing
Music streaming
HD video streaming
100+ Mbps3-5 devicesVideo conferencing
4K video streaming
Online gaming
1000+ Mbps6+ devicesMultiple video or 4K streams
Zero latency gaming

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

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 Chester, 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 Chester, Maryland?

Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II provides broadband internet service to 99.3% of 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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