Best Riva Internet Service Providers

Riva, 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 Riva. 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 Riva is Xfinity. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1XfinityCable, Fiber2000 Mbps2000 Mbps99.8%
2VerizonFiber940 Mbps880 Mbps98.8%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Riva 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.

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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 Riva of 29.08 Mbps are faster than the Anne Arundel County upload speeds and faster than the statewide average for Maryland.

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Riva Internet Access Facts

  • The average upload speed in Riva is 29.08 Mbps. This is 188.5% faster than the Anne Arundel County average and 150.7% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 92.9% of Anne Arundel County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 93.0% of Anne Arundel County residents

  • The average internet download speed in Anne Arundel County is 32.1 Mbps based upon 1307472 samples taken in the past year

  • The average download speed in Riva is 104.3% faster than the average in Maryland and 104.1% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average internet download speed in Riva is 66.12 Mbps based upon 1152 measurements taken in the last 12 months

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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 Riva 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 Riva, Maryland.

Who has the fastest internet service in Riva?

Xfinity with a download speed of 2000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Riva.

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

The following zip codes were used: 21035, 21037 and 21140

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

Click through to see how the Riva broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Bladensburg, Chestertown, Glenarden, Lanham, Layhill, Rosaryville, Westernport

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Riva - Xfinity and Verizon.

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 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.

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 Riva, Maryland?

Xfinity provides broadband internet service to 99.8% of Riva.

How many broadband service providers are there near me?

Currently there are 4 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Riva, MD residents.




Riva 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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