West Laurel, Maryland Broadband Internet Service
West 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 West 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 West Laurel 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||99.5%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
West Laurel 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 West Laurel which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:
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 West Laurel of 7.19 Mbps are slower than the Prince Georges County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Maryland.
West Laurel Internet Access Facts
There are 4 residential internet providers in West Laurel, MD providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in West Laurel is 15.4% faster than the Prince Georges County average and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average internet download speed in West Laurel is 32.3 Mbps based upon 17624 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Fiber optic internet is available to 90.9% of Prince Georges County residents
The average upload speed in West 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
Cable internet is available to 96.6% of Prince Georges County residents
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 West 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 Xfinity as the top provider for West Laurel, Maryland.
Who has the fastest internet service in West Laurel?
Xfinity with a download speed of 987 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in West Laurel.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for West Laurel, Maryland?
The following zip codes were used: 20707
How do the internet speeds in West Laurel compare to other cities in Maryland?
Click through to see how the West Laurel broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Charlotte Hall, Cottage City, Fountainhead Orchard Hills, La Vale, Mountain Lake Park, Odenton, Woodmore
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in West Laurel - 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 West Laurel, Maryland?
Xfinity provides broadband internet service to 99.6% of West Laurel.
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 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.
West 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
- 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