Westminster, Maryland Broadband Internet Service
Westminster, MD has a total of 5 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 5 internet service options in Westminster. 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 Westminster 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||96.4%|
|2||Ting Fiber||Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||48.0%|
|3||Quantum Telecommunications||Fiber, wireless||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||21.1%|
|4||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|5||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Westminster 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 Westminster 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
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Westminster compare to Carroll County? The average speed in Westminster is 52.41 Mbps which is faster than Carroll County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Maryland average of 32.37 Mbps.
Westminster Internet Access Facts
The average download speed in Westminster is 61.9% faster than the average in Maryland and 61.8% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
DSL internet is available to 0.0% of the Carroll County population
The average internet download speed in Westminster is 52.41 Mbps based upon 182976 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 96.7% of the Westminster population
Fiber optic internet is available to 83.4% of Westminster residents
There are 5 residential internet providers in Westminster, MD providing service to at least 15% of the city
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 Westminster 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 Westminster, Maryland.
Who has the fastest internet service in Westminster?
Ting Fiber and Quantum Telecommunications with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Westminster.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Westminster, Maryland?
The following zip codes were used: 21157 and 21158
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 Westminster 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 Westminster compare to other cities in Maryland?
Click through to see how the Westminster broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Ashton Sandy Spring, Easton, Langley Park, Mountain Lake Park, North Laurel, Shady Side, Union Bridge
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Westminster - Ting Fiber and Quantum Telecommunications.
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 Westminster, Maryland?
Xfinity provides broadband internet service to 96.4% of Westminster.
Westminster 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