In Maryland, approximately 99.40% of the state has internet service with speeds of 15 Mbps available for purchase through internet service providers; however, approximately 26.20% of the state’s residents have little to no internet connection readily available to them. Some of those with limited internet access have dial-up or legacy copper DSL internet service, but their internet is so slow that streaming, video conferencing, online gaming and other activities requiring high-speed internet are out of reach.
Wireless providers reach 99.60% of the state of Maryland, but other forms of internet technology are less widely available in Maryland than in other states. Only 87.20% of the population of Maryland has access to DSL internet service. Cable internet is available to 95.00%, while only 60.30% have access to fiber internet. Less than 75.30% of Maryland is served by three or more wired internet providers (DSL, cable and fiber internet).