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Internet providers in Princeton, WV

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Princeton, WV internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL96%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable18%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Princeton internet service at a glance

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

There are six internet providers serving the Princeton area, and 96.19% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Princeton's six 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 Princeton

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Optimum 126 Mbps 20 Mbps Cable
Frontier 22 Mbps 18 Mbps DSL
HughesNet 39 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Xfinity 62 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Princeton

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

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Princeton residents, covering 96% of households. Some will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 18% of the area. Princeton’s third most-available internet provider, Optimum, offers cable to around 99% of Princeton 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 Princeton covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Princeton 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 Princeton, $51.99.

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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

18%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to a limited number of households in Princeton covering 18% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Princeton 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 Princeton, $51.99.

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 Princeton, $0.54.

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 Princeton. These download speeds are available to 18% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Princeton's providers, 97 Mbps.

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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 Princeton covering 99% of the area.

Optimum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Princeton 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 Princeton, $51.99.

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 Princeton, $0.54.

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 Princeton. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Princeton's providers, 97 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Princeton and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Princeton at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Princeton at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Princeton residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Princeton with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 18% of households in Princeton. The next fastest internet provider in Princeton is Optimum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Princeton with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Princeton, $51.99.

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.

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.

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.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.