Internet providers in Fairmont, WV

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

There are eight internet providers serving the Fairmont area, and 95.57% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Fairmont's eight 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 Fairmont

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

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Fairmont residents, covering 95% of households. Some will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 32% of the area. Fairmont’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of Fairmont 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 Fairmont covering 95% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Fairmont 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 Fairmont, $41.66.

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 Fairmont, $1.74.

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 Fairmont. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Fairmont'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

32%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to some, but not many households in Fairmont covering 32% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Fairmont 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 Fairmont, $41.66.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fairmont, $1.74.

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 Fairmont. These download speeds are available to 32% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Fairmont's providers, 77 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Fairmont covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Fairmont, $41.66.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fairmont, $1.74.

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

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Fairmont, WV internet providers

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Provider
Frontier $24.99/mo. 6 - 24 Mbps DSL 95%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 200 Mbps Cable 32%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 100 Mbps Cable 100%
Suddenlink $34.99/mo. 50 - 100 Mbps Cable 1.396%
Lumos Networks Corp. - - DSL 1.450%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Fairmont with download speeds up to 200 Mbps. These speeds are available to 32% of households in Fairmont. The next fastest internet provider in Fairmont is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Fairmont with plans starting at $24.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Fairmont, $41.66.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

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.

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