Forest Heights, Maryland Broadband Internet Service
Forest Heights, 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 Forest Heights. 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 Forest Heights 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||100.0%|
|2||Verizon||Fiber||940 Mbps||880 Mbps||100.0%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Forest Heights 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 Forest Heights 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 Forest Heights of 7.19 Mbps are slower than the Prince Georges County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Maryland.
Forest Heights Internet Access Facts
The average upload speed in Forest Heights is 7.19 Mbps. This is 33.5% slower than the Prince Georges County average and 38% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 96.6% of Prince Georges County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 90.9% of Prince Georges County residents
The average internet download speed in Prince Georges County is 27.98 Mbps based upon 1681184 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Forest Heights is 0.2% slower than the average in Maryland and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average internet download speed in Forest Heights is 32.3 Mbps based upon 17624 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 Forest Heights 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 Forest Heights, Maryland.
Who has the fastest internet service in Forest Heights?
Xfinity with a download speed of 987 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Forest Heights.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Forest Heights, Maryland?
The following zip codes were used: 20745
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 Forest Heights 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 Forest Heights compare to other cities in Maryland?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Forest Heights - 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 Forest Heights, Maryland?
Xfinity and Verizon provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Forest Heights.
Forest Heights 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