Internet providers in Charles Town, WV

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At 100%, broadband coverage in Charles Town 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 Charles Town area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Charles Town residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Charles Town, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the Charles Town area, and 95.34% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Charles Town's five internet providers, prices start at $24.99 and available download speeds reach up to 200 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Charles Town

The largest internet providers in Charles Town are Frontier, Xfinity, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Charles Town.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Charles Town residents, covering 96% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 99% of the area. Charles Town’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Charles Town residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$24.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Charles Town covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Charles Town 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 $24.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Charles Town, $41.24.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Charles Town, $4.58.

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 Charles Town. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Charles Town's providers, 65 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

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Charles Town covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Charles Town 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 Charles Town, $41.24.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Charles Town, $4.58.

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 Charles Town. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Charles Town's providers, 65 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Charles Town covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Charles Town where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Charles Town, $41.24.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Charles Town, $4.58.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Charles Town. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Charles Town's providers, 65 Mbps.

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Charles Town, WV internet providers

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Provider
Frontier $24.99/mo. 6 - 24 MbpsDSL96%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 200 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Virginia Everywhere, LLC - -Wireless100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Charles Town with download speeds up to 200 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Charles Town. The next fastest internet provider in Charles Town is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Charles Town with plans starting at $24.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Charles Town, $41.24.

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.

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.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.