Best Potomac Internet Service Providers
Potomac, 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 Potomac. 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 Potomac 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||99.6%|
|2||Verizon||Fiber||940 Mbps||880 Mbps||99.2%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Potomac 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 Potomac 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 Potomac are compared to Montgomery County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Maryland overall?
Average download speeds in Potomac of 48.53 Mbps are faster than the Montgomery County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Maryland.
Potomac Internet Access Facts
DSL internet is available to 36.4% of Potomac residents
There are 4 residential internet providers in Potomac, MD providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Potomac is 49.9% faster than the average in Maryland and 49.8% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
DSL internet is available to 0.0% of the Montgomery County population
The average internet download speed in Potomac is 48.53 Mbps based upon 241392 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 99.5% of the Potomac population
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 Potomac 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 Potomac, Maryland.
Who has the fastest internet service in Potomac?
Xfinity with a download speed of 987 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Potomac.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Potomac, Maryland?
The following zip codes were used: 20817, 20854 and 20859
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 Potomac 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 Potomac compare to other cities in Maryland?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Potomac - 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 Potomac, Maryland?
Xfinity provides broadband internet service to 99.6% of Potomac.
Potomac 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