Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, Maryland Broadband Internet Service
Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, 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 Fountainhead-Orchard Hills. 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 Fountainhead-Orchard Hills is Schurz Communications. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Schurz Communications||Cable, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||99.6%|
|2||Telegia Communications||wireless||30 Mbps||15 Mbps||79.4%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Fountainhead-Orchard Hills 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 Fountainhead-Orchard Hills 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 Fountainhead-Orchard Hills compare to Washington County? The average speed in Fountainhead-Orchard Hills is 32.3 Mbps which is faster than Washington County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the Maryland average of 32.37 Mbps.
Fountainhead-Orchard Hills Internet Access Facts
The average download speed in Fountainhead-Orchard Hills is 0.2% slower than the average in Maryland and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Fountainhead-Orchard Hills is 7.19 Mbps. This is 25.5% faster than the Washington County average and 38% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 99.2% of the Fountainhead-Orchard Hills population
DSL internet is available to 89.2% of Fountainhead-Orchard Hills residents
The average download speed in Fountainhead-Orchard Hills is 60.8% faster than the Washington County average and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
Fiber optic internet is available to 36.4% of Washington 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 Fountainhead-Orchard Hills 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 Schurz Communications as the top provider for Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, Maryland.
How do the internet speeds in Fountainhead-Orchard Hills compare to other cities in Maryland?
Click through to see how the Fountainhead-Orchard Hills broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Cape St Claire, Cumberland, Fort Washington, Ilchester, Manchester, Mount Rainier, Rock Hall
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 Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, Maryland?
The following zip codes were used: 21742
Who has the fastest internet service in Fountainhead-Orchard Hills?
Schurz Communications with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Fountainhead-Orchard Hills.
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Unlikely. Our records indicate there are no DSL providers that offer coverage to more than 15% of residents in Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, Maryland.
What is an internet data cap?
Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.
Fountainhead-Orchard Hills 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.
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 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
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
- 50+ channels
- 50 hours of DVR storage
- No annual contracts
- Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices