Best Germantown Internet Service Providers
Germantown, 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 Germantown. 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 Germantown 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||96.2%|
|2||Verizon||Fiber||940 Mbps||880 Mbps||92.9%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Germantown 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 Germantown 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
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Germantown are compared to Montgomery County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Maryland overall?
Average download speeds in Germantown of 46.07 Mbps are faster than the Montgomery County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Maryland.
Germantown Internet Access Facts
The average upload speed in Germantown is 11.3 Mbps. This is 6.9% faster than the average in Maryland and 2.6% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
The average download speed in Germantown is 75.5% faster than the Montgomery County average and 42.2% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Germantown is 11.3 Mbps. This is 20.3% faster than the Montgomery County average and 2.6% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 98.0% of Montgomery County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 93.2% of Montgomery County residents
The average internet download speed in Montgomery County is 26.25 Mbps based upon 3355792 samples taken in the past year
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 Germantown 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 Germantown, Maryland.
Who has the fastest internet service in Germantown?
Xfinity with a download speed of 987 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Germantown.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Germantown, Maryland?
The following zip codes were used: 20841, 20874, 20875, 20876 and 20879
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 Germantown 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 Germantown compare to other cities in Maryland?
Click through to see how the Germantown broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Arbutus, Montgomery Village, Mount Rainier, Myersville, Trappe, University Park, Walkersville
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Germantown - 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 Germantown, Maryland?
Xfinity provides broadband internet service to 96.2% of Germantown.
Germantown 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