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Internet providers in Dunbar, WV

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Dunbar, WV internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL96%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
King Street Wireless - -Wireless100%
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Dunbar internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Dunbar 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 Dunbar area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Dunbar residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Dunbar, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the Dunbar area, and 96.00% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Dunbar's five internet providers, prices start at $40 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Dunbar

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Frontier 10 Mbps 1 Mbps DSL
Optimum 180 Mbps 21 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Dunbar

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

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

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

Varies

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

96%

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

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Dunbar 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 $54.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Dunbar, $57.49.

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Optimum cable internet

Provider
Optimum
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

7 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to all households in Dunbar covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Optimum start at $40/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Dunbar, $57.49.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.13 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Dunbar, $0.51.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 7 Mbps in Dunbar. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Dunbar's providers, 62 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Dunbar 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Dunbar, $57.49.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Dunbar, $0.51.

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 Dunbar. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Dunbar's providers, 62 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Optimum is the fastest internet provider in Dunbar with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Dunbar. The next fastest internet provider in Dunbar is Viasat, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Optimum offers the cheapest internet in Dunbar with plans starting at $40/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Dunbar, $57.49.

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.

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.

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.

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.