most reliable internet providers in Maryland

Most Reliable Internet Providers in Maryland

Evaluating the most reliable Internet Service Providers in Maryland, these are the top ten based on reports from ISP reviews, Broadband DSL Reports and ISP Performance tests. Internet service provided by satellite connection is not included because that is a category by itself. HughesNet (DirectTV) would be the most reliable in the satellite category.

This list is in reverse order with the best given last.

10. Verizon DSL – Ranking 75.90
Verizon DSL has a modest download speed of 7.60 Mb/s and an upload speed of 4.99 Mb/s. They do not deliver the bandwidth promised and have an extremely high cost per Mb.

9. Windstream (Cavalier Telephone) – Ranking 76.96
Cavalier Telephone has a modest download speed of 8.17 Mb/s and an upload speed of 3.48 Mb/s. They do not deliver the bandwidth promised and have an extremely high cost per Mb.

8. Frontier Communications – Ranking 80.08
Frontier Communications delivers a decent download speed of 9.22 Mb/s and an upload speed of 3.50 Mb/s. They do not deliver the bandwidth promised and have a high cost per Mb.

7. CenturyLink – Ranking 80.43
CenturyLink delivers a decent download speed of 13.35 Mb/s and an upload speed of 4.31 Mb/s. They do not deliver the bandwidth promised and have a high cost per Mb.

6. Earthlink – Ranking 86.06
Earthlink provides a fast download speed of 21.46 Mb/s and an upload speed of 4.37 Mb/s. They provide excellent value and consistently over-deliver on bandwidth promises for a great price.

5. AT&T U-verse – Ranking 86.57
AT&T U-verse provides a fast download speed of 18.33 Mb/s and an upload speed of 4.87 Mb/s. They fall short on bandwidth delivery promises providing on average on 92.79%, however for a decent price.

4. Comcast- Ranking 86.86
Comcast provides a really fast download speed of 37.18 Mb/s and an upload speed of 9.69. Mb/s. They consistently over-deliver on bandwidth promises for a good price.

3. Optimum Online – Ranking 87.18
Optimum Online provides a fast download speed of 37.15 Mb/s and an upload speed of 18.86 Mb/s. They consistently over-deliver on bandwidth promises for a bargain price.

2. Charter Communications – Ranking 87.61
Optimum Online provides a fast download speed of 40.38 Mb/s and a modest upload speed of 4.65 Mb/s. They over-deliver on bandwidth promises for a super bargain price.

1. Verizon FiOS – Ranking 89.72
This Maryland FiOS company is the absolute best in terms of reliability and bandwidth. Because this is a fiber optic network, the download speed is an OUTSTANDING 41.96 Mb/s and the upload speed is nearly the same at 39.28 Mb/s. They over-deliver on bandwidth promises at a good price. If available in your area, ditch DSL, throw out cable, and go fiber.

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