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Internet providers in Charleston, WV

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Charleston, WV internet providers

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Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL95%
Suddenlink Communications $30 50 - 150 MbpsCable100%
Lumos Networks $29.95 25 - 6 MbpsDSL1.200%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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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 $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 150 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Charleston

The largest internet providers in Charleston are Frontier, Suddenlink Communications, 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 Communications, 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*
$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 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 $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Charleston, $39.59.

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 Charleston, $1.65.

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, 43 Mbps.

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Suddenlink Communications cable internet

Provider

Suddenlink Communications

Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

7 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Suddenlink Communications’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 Communications start at $30/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Charleston, $39.59.

Suddenlink Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Charleston, $1.65.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Suddenlink Communications 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 much faster than the average max speeds from all Charleston's providers, 43 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, $39.59.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Charleston, $1.65.

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, 43 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Suddenlink Communications 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 $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Charleston, $39.59.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

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.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.