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Internet providers in Bluefield, WV

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Bluefield, WV internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL95%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 200 MbpsCable100%
Suddenlink $30.00 100 - 150 MbpsCable12%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
GigaBeam Networks $45.00 10 - 50 MbpsWireless100%
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Bluefield internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Bluefield is comparable to the rest of West Virginia - 97%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Bluefield area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Bluefield residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Bluefield, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the Bluefield area, and 94.61% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Bluefield's six internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 200 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Bluefield

The largest internet providers in Bluefield are Frontier, Xfinity, and Suddenlink bringing DSL and cable options to Bluefield.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Bluefield residents, covering 95% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. Bluefield’s third most-available internet provider, Suddenlink, offers cable to around 12% of Bluefield residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

95%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Bluefield covering 95% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Bluefield to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Frontier start at $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Bluefield, $40.49.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bluefield, $1.35.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Bluefield. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Bluefield's providers, 77 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Bluefield covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Bluefield residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Bluefield, $40.49.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bluefield, $1.35.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Bluefield. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bluefield's providers, 77 Mbps.

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Suddenlink cable internet

Provider
Suddenlink
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

7 Mbps

Average availability

12%

Cable from Suddenlink offers broadband to a limited number of households in Bluefield covering 12% of the area.

Suddenlink’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Bluefield residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Suddenlink start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Bluefield, $40.49.

Suddenlink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bluefield, $1.35.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Suddenlink offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 7 Mbps in Bluefield. These download speeds are available to 12% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Bluefield's providers, 77 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Bluefield, you’ll likely have options from cable and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Bluefield, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Bluefield and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Bluefield at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Bluefield at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Bluefield residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Bluefield may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Bluefield cable and DSL internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Bluefield with download speeds up to 200 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Bluefield. The next fastest internet provider in Bluefield is Suddenlink, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 12% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Bluefield with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Bluefield, $40.49.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.