Internet providers in Charleston, WV

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Charleston internet service at a glance

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

There are six internet providers serving the Charleston area, and 95.22% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Charleston's six internet providers, prices start at $24.99 and available download speeds reach up to 150 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Charleston

The largest internet providers in Charleston are Frontier, Suddenlink, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Charleston.

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

Frontier DSL internet

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

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

95%

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

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Charleston 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 Charleston, $42.49.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Charleston, $2.36.

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 Charleston. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Charleston's providers, 53 Mbps.

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Suddenlink cable internet

Provider
Suddenlink
Starting price*
$34.99/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

7 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Suddenlink offers broadband to all households in Charleston covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Suddenlink start at $34.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Charleston, $42.49.

Suddenlink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.70 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Charleston, $2.36.

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 Charleston. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Charleston's providers, 53 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 Charleston covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Charleston 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 Charleston, $42.49.

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 higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Charleston, $2.36.

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 Charleston. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Charleston's providers, 53 Mbps.

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Charleston, WV internet providers

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Provider
Frontier $24.99/mo. 6 - 24 MbpsDSL95%
Suddenlink $34.99/mo. 50 - 150 MbpsCable100%
Lumos Networks Corp. - -DSL1.200%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Suddenlink is the fastest internet provider in Charleston with download speeds up to 150 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Charleston. The next fastest internet provider in Charleston is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Charleston with plans starting at $24.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Charleston, $42.49.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

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.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.