Internet providers in West Virginia
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West Virginia, the “home” that country singer John Denver longed to return to, was once known as a coal-mining state. But that industry’s fallen on hard times. Now healthcare is driving the economy, and that, combined with West Virginia’s natural beauty and low cost of living, makes it a great place to live. Internet service is growing to support the technological advances as well, with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps available.
Select a city:
- Charles Town
- Cheat Lake
- Cross Lanes
- New Martinsville
- Oak Hill
- Pea Ridge
- Point Pleasant
- South Charleston
- St. Albans
- Teays Valley
West Virginia internet at a glance
Internet availability in West Virginia
96.3% of West Virginia homes have access to the internet.
The following illustrates the percentages of different types of internet available throughout the state:
DSL – 93.47%
Cable – 91.16%
Wireless – 56.37%
Fiber optic – 2.08%
Fastest internet in West Virginia
The fastest internet connection possible will likely leave you most satisfied, as a fast connection means quicker results when downloading large files such as graphics. It also gives you the best streaming performance, with less (or no) buffering of movies and videos. Speed is a must for those who enjoy online gaming.
Speeds at or approaching 1 Gbps are available in some areas – primarily cities – via cable internet as supplied by Spectrum (covering 6.58% of the state), Suddenlink (45.83%) and Xfinity (33.40%).
- Spectrum: 940 Mbps
- Suddenlink: 1,000 Mbps
- Xfinity: 1,000 Mbps
Cheapest internet in West Virginia
Some internet users won’t have a need to stream video and may simply want to send and receive email and similar, non-data heavy uses. If that’s the case, an inexpensive plan may do the job. Those who opt for fixed wireless or satellite internet service may be subject to equipment fees which can increase the initial cost.
- Frontier DSL | Basic Package | $27.99/mo.
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. Speeds may vary. As of 10/19/20.
Summary of West Virginia internet providers
Use the outline below to find the internet service providers in West Virginia that best suit your budget, speed preferences and availability:
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