North Laurel, MD High Speed Internet Service
North Laurel, 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 North Laurel. 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 North Laurel is Verizon. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Verizon||Fiber||940 Mbps||880 Mbps||95.7%|
|2||Xfinity||Cable||987 Mbps||35 Mbps||89.9%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
North Laurel MD Internet Access Options
Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in North Laurel compare to Howard County? The average speed in North Laurel is 32.3 Mbps which is faster than Howard County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the Maryland average of 32.37 Mbps.
North Laurel Internet Access Facts
The average upload speed in North Laurel is 7.19 Mbps. This is 32% slower than the average in Maryland and 38% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
The average download speed in North Laurel is 20.6% faster than the Howard County average and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in North Laurel is 7.19 Mbps. This is 14.6% slower than the Howard County average and 38% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 95.2% of Howard County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 94.6% of Howard County residents
The average internet download speed in Howard County is 26.78 Mbps based upon 1071984 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 North Laurel 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 Verizon as the top provider for North Laurel, Maryland.
How do the internet speeds in North Laurel compare to other cities in Maryland?
Click through to see how the North Laurel broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Hagerstown, Indian Head, Jarrettsville, New Carrollton, Ocean City, University Park
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for North Laurel, Maryland?
The following zip codes were used: 20723
Who has the fastest internet service in North Laurel?
Xfinity with a download speed of 987 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in North Laurel.
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 North Laurel, 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.
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.
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 4 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of North Laurel, MD residents.
North Laurel 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
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