Best Smithsburg Internet Service Providers

Smithsburg, 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 Smithsburg. 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 Smithsburg is Schurz Communications. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1Schurz CommunicationsCable200 Mbps20 Mbps98.1%
2Telegia Communicationswireless30 Mbps15 Mbps52.7%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Smithsburg 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 Smithsburg have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Smithsburg are compared to Washington County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Maryland overall?
Average download speeds in Smithsburg of 8.09 Mbps are slower than the Washington County average download speeds and slower than the statewide average for Maryland.

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Smithsburg Internet Access Facts

  • The average upload speed in Smithsburg is 1.51 Mbps. This is 85.7% slower than the average in Maryland and 87% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average download speed in Smithsburg is 59.7% slower than the Washington County average and 75% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Smithsburg is 1.51 Mbps. This is 73.6% slower than the Washington County average and 87% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 94.5% of Washington County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 36.4% of Washington County residents

  • The average internet download speed in Washington County is 20.09 Mbps based upon 253920 samples taken in the past year

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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 Smithsburg 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 Schurz Communications as the top provider for Smithsburg, Maryland.

Who has the fastest internet service in Smithsburg?

Schurz Communications with a download speed of 200 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Smithsburg.

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

The following zip codes were used: 21720 and 21783

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 Smithsburg internet service.

Speed Devices Typical Usage
25+ Mbps1-2 devicesWeb browsing
Music streaming
HD video streaming
100+ Mbps3-5 devicesVideo conferencing
4K video streaming
Online gaming
1000+ Mbps6+ devicesMultiple video or 4K streams
Zero latency gaming

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

Click through to see how the Smithsburg broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Annapolis Neck, Catonsville, Centreville, Crownsville, Denton, Greensboro, Marlboro Village

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Most likely there is not. Our latest information shows there are no fiber internet providers offering coverage to more than 15% of the Smithsburg, Maryland population.

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 Smithsburg, Maryland?

Schurz Communications provides broadband internet service to 98.1% of Smithsburg.




Smithsburg 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.


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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Sling

  • 50+ channels
  • 50 hours of DVR storage
  • No annual contracts
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices
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