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Internet providers in 26554

Find internet providers serving the 26554 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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26554 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL97%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable56%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable80%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable7.570%
Lumos Networks $39.99 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL1.130%
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26554 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 26554 ZIP code 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 26554 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% 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 26554 area, and 96.51% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 26554, 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
Xfinity 167 Mbps 17 Mbps Cable
Viasat 13 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Frontier 10 Mbps 1 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 117 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable
HughesNet 5 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in 26554

The largest internet providers serving the 26554 ZIP code are Frontier, Xfinity, and Spectrum bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all in the 26554 ZIP code, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 56% of the area. Fairmont’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 80% of residents in the 26554 ZIP code.

Frontier DSL internet

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

Varies

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in the 26554 ZIP code, covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines 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

56%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to about half of households in the 26554 ZIP code, covering 56% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 26554 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 26554 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 56% 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

80%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 26554 ZIP code, covering 80% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 26554 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 26554 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 80% 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 have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 26554 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 26554 and the greater Fairmont area. 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 in the 26554 ZIP, 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 DSL and cable internet providers.

Internet providers in 26554 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 26554 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 56% of households in 26554. The next fastest internet provider in the 26554 ZIP code is Lumos Networks, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 1.130% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 26554 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Fairmont, $49.36.

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.

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.

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.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.