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Internet providers in Parkersburg, WV

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Parkersburg, WV internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL93%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
Community Antenna Service - -Cable77%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Parkersburg internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Parkersburg 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 Parkersburg area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Parkersburg residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Parkersburg, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the Parkersburg area, and 97.35% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Parkersburg's six internet providers, prices start at $40 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Parkersburg

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Frontier 95 Mbps 104 Mbps DSL
Community Antenna Service 107 Mbps 22 Mbps Cable
Optimum 129 Mbps 17 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Parkersburg

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

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Parkersburg residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Optimum, which covers 100% of the area. Parkersburg’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Parkersburg residents.

Frontier DSL internet

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

Varies

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

93%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Parkersburg covering 93% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Parkersburg 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 Parkersburg, $57.49.

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Optimum cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to all households in Parkersburg covering 100% of the area.

Optimum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Parkersburg 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 Parkersburg, $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 Parkersburg, $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 50 Mbps in Parkersburg. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Parkersburg's providers, 346 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 Parkersburg covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Parkersburg 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 Parkersburg, $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 Parkersburg, $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 Parkersburg. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Parkersburg's providers, 346 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

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

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

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.

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.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

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.