Choosing an Internet Provider in the Hagerstown, MD Area

HAGERSTOWN, MD and the surrounding area have multiple internet providers available. A lot of residents will be limited to geographic area limitations, but fortunately there are typically several options available for most area residents. The following is a guide to available providers in the area, and how to get in touch with them.

Antietam Broadband

Formerly Antietam Cable, Antietam Broadband provides internet access for a large part of Hagerstown and Washington County.

Plans start at $49.95/mo, but pricing may vary, especially when bundled with other packages such as TV or Phone.

Highest Speed Available: 1 Gbps
Data Caps: None

Link: https://www.antietambroadband.com/residential/high-speed-internet

Verizon DSL

Verizon offers “High Speed” internet for Hagerstown area customers, with limited availability based upon location. Plans start at $24.99/mo but widely vary based on geographic location

Highest Speed Available: Varies
Data Caps: Varies

Link: https://www.verizonspecials.com/high-speed-internet

Point Broadband

Point Broadband, formerly Hagerstown Fiber, provides high-speed fiberoptic internet access. Plans start at $44.95/mo. Geographic availability is limited.

Highest Speed Available: 1 Gbps
Data Caps: None

Link: https://www.point-broadband.com/locations/hagerstown

Telegia

Telegia Skyburst is an excellent option for more rural users outside traditional internet provider locations. Line of sight to a Telegia tower is required for access. Prices vary based on location, and typically require a contract.

Highest Speed Available: 30 Mbps
Data Caps: None

Link: https://telegia.com/skyburst/

HughesNet

HughesNet is a satellite-based Internet provider. Service is limited based upon having a clear line-of-sight to HughesNet’s satellites. HughesNet’s pricing does not appear to be transparent.

Highest Speed Available: 25 Mbps
Data Caps: Yes – Speed throttled to 1-3 Mbps upon reaching data cap

Link: https://www.hughesnet.com/

Starlink

Starlink is a satellite-based Internet provider. Service is very limited to early testers in the Hagerstown area. Initial hardware fee of $599 and monthly fee of $110 as of the time of writing this article. Faster speeds and lower latency than traditional satellite providers, since Starlink is is a lower orbit closer to the Earth.

Highest Speed Available: 50 to 200 Mbps
Data Caps: None, yet (may implement speed throttling in future)

Link: https://www.starlink.com/

What’s your experience?

We’d love to hear from you what experiences you’ve had with local internet providers. Please feel free to share in the comments section below!

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