Hillcrest Heights, Maryland Broadband Internet Service

Hillcrest 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 Hillcrest 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 Hillcrest Heights is Xfinity. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1XfinityCable987 Mbps35 Mbps93.7%
2VerizonFiber940 Mbps880 Mbps82.8%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Hillcrest 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 Hillcrest Heights which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:

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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 Hillcrest Heights of 7.19 Mbps are slower than the Prince Georges County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Maryland.

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Hillcrest Heights Internet Access Facts

  • The average download speed in Hillcrest Heights is 0.2% slower than the average in Maryland and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 0.0% of the Prince Georges County population

  • The average internet download speed in Hillcrest Heights is 32.3 Mbps based upon 17624 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 92.8% of the Hillcrest Heights population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 82.0% of Hillcrest Heights residents

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

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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 Hillcrest 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 Hillcrest Heights, Maryland.

Who has the fastest internet service in Hillcrest Heights?

Xfinity with a download speed of 987 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Hillcrest Heights.

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

The following zip codes were used: 20745 and 20748

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

Click through to see how the Hillcrest Heights broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Andrews Afb, Crownsville, Ellicott City, Hampstead, Parole, St Michaels, Temple Hills

What is fixed wireless internet service?

Fixed wireless internet is typical used in rural areas where there are no buried telephone or cable lines. An antenna is attached to the home or business which transmits and receives data from access point towers. Download speeds are typically much better than with satellite.

Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Hillcrest Heights, Maryland?

Xfinity provides broadband internet service to 93.7% of Hillcrest Heights.

How many broadband service providers are there near me?

Currently there are 4 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Hillcrest Heights, 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.




Hillcrest 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.


Xfinity

  • 260+ channels
  • Award winning voice remote
  • Customize your plan
  • Watch TV, DVR and OnDemand anywhere with the Xfinity Stream app
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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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