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Internet providers in Fairmont, WV

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Fairmont, WV internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL95%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable32%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable1.396%
Lumos Networks $39.99 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL1.450%
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Fairmont internet service at a glance

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 DSL, which covers 100% of Fairmont residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% 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 $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Fairmont

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Frontier 10 Mbps 1 Mbps DSL
Viasat 13 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
HughesNet 5 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Spectrum 117 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable
Xfinity 167 Mbps 17 Mbps Cable

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*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

Varies

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 $54.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Fairmont, $49.36.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

3,000 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, $49.36.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fairmont, $0.33.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 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, 73 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Fairmont, $49.36.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fairmont, $0.33.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Fairmont. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Fairmont's providers, 73 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 offers 100% availability in Fairmont and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Fairmont at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Fairmont at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Fairmont residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Fairmont may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Fairmont cable and DSL internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Fairmont with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 32% of households in Fairmont. The next fastest internet provider in Fairmont is Lumos Networks, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 1.450% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Fairmont with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Fairmont, $49.36.

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.

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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Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.