Internet Service in West Virginia

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BROADBAND IN West Virginia

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

West Virginia Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
57%
57% BROADBAND COVERAGE
28%
28% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

31.1

45th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

67.5%

of West Virginians have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

41.5%

of West Virginians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

0.0%

of West Virginians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

93.3%

of West Virginians have access to wireline service.

1.9%

of West Virginians have access to fiber-optic service.

70.6%

of West Virginians have access to cable service.

88.5%

of West Virginians have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

97.2%

of West Virginians have access to mobile broadband service.

23.5%

of West Virginians have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest Cities In West Virginia

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1.
Poca
56.3 MBPS
56.3">%
2.
Parkersburg
49.6 MBPS
49.6">%
3.
Vienna
43.7 MBPS
43.7">%
4.
Ranson
41.5 MBPS
41.5">%
5.
Inwood
41.4 MBPS
41.4">%

Largest Competing Providers In West Virginia

GOV'T FUNDING

  • Since 2010, West Virginia Broadband Program has been awarded $4,749,181 in federal grants for West Virginia's Broadband Initiative.
  • Another $129,525,056, accounting for 3.7% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in West Virginia.
  • Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 44.5% to 83.4% of West Virginians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 61 broadband providers in West Virginia.
  • There are 608,000 people in West Virginia without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 454,000 people in West Virginia that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 70,000 people in West Virginia don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

West Virginia CITIES

Beckley36.9%14 providers
Charleston57.8%18 providers
Clarksburg100.0%14 providers
Fairmont100.0%17 providers
Huntington99.8%19 providers
Martinsburg98.1%19 providers
Morgantown98.4%18 providers
Parkersburg100.0%14 providers
Princeton33.2%13 providers
Wheeling97.7%13 providers
Last Updated on 10/26/2016.

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