Internet Service in West Virginia

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INTERNET ACCESS IN West Virginia

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

West Virginia Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
75%
75% BROADBAND COVERAGE
28%
28% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

27.6

45th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

75.6%

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

72.0%

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

6.9%

of West Virginians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

95.1%

of West Virginians have access to wireline service.

2.5%

of West Virginians have access to fiber-optic service.

74.3%

of West Virginians have access to cable service.

90.4%

of West Virginians have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

99.4%

of West Virginians have access to mobile broadband service.

58.4%

of West Virginians have access to fixed wireless service.

Largest Competing Providers In West Virginia

Top 5 Fastest cities in West Virginia

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Fayetteville113.9 MBPS9 Providers
2.Wheeling63.4 MBPS12 Providers
3.Scott Depot61.8 MBPS12 Providers
4.Falling Waters54.0 MBPS12 Providers
5.Inwood52.7 MBPS12 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in West Virginia

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast46.8 MBPS
Suddenlink Communications38.1 MBPS
Charter Spectrum30.8 MBPS
Shentel13.7 MBPS
Frontier Communications6.2 MBPS

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 91.3% of West Virginians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 78 internet providers in West Virginia.
  • There are 458,000 people in West Virginia without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 430,000 people in West Virginia that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 91,000 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

Average speed over time
Alderson38.4%9 providers
Augusta29.0%8 providers
Barboursville93.6%12 providers
Beaver99.1%8 providers
Beckley97.3%12 providers
Belington53.9%11 providers
Belle96.0%9 providers
Berkeley Springs74.8%12 providers
Bluefield96.8%13 providers
Branchland70.7%7 providers
Bridgeport92.2%14 providers
Bruceton Mills58.1%9 providers
Buckhannon80.4%10 providers
Bunker Hill92.2%12 providers
Chapmanville92.8%11 providers
Charles Town98.2%11 providers
Charleston94.4%13 providers
Chester98.8%10 providers
Clarksburg94.2%13 providers
Clendenin59.3%9 providers
Culloden90.1%10 providers
Daniels97.8%10 providers
Danville89.1%9 providers
Delbarton81.6%9 providers
Dunbar98.6%10 providers
Elizabeth52.9%9 providers
Elkins83.8%10 providers
Elkview84.4%10 providers
Fairmont95.4%13 providers
Falling Waters99.8%12 providers
Fayetteville95.4%9 providers
Follansbee99.0%12 providers
Fort Gay75.7%8 providers
Gerrardstown97.9%12 providers
Glenville47.9%12 providers
Grafton66.7%8 providers
Harpers Ferry98.9%15 providers
Hedgesville76.4%12 providers
Hinton77.6%9 providers
Huntington96.7%17 providers
Hurricane87.4%13 providers
Inwood99.0%12 providers
Jane Lew77.8%12 providers
Kearneysville97.3%12 providers
Kenova87.2%9 providers
Keyser67.4%9 providers
Kingwood82.0%9 providers
Lewisburg84.2%10 providers
Logan93.6%9 providers
Lost Creek69.2%10 providers
Madison86.0%10 providers
Mannington69.0%10 providers
Martinsburg97.7%17 providers
Milton73.4%10 providers
Mineral Wells87.8%10 providers
Moorefield87.8%8 providers
Morgantown55.9%15 providers
Moundsville92.7%10 providers
Mount Hope92.2%10 providers
New Cumberland80.3%10 providers
New Martinsville67.3%10 providers
Nitro95.9%9 providers
Oak Hill96.5%11 providers
Ona88.4%10 providers
Parkersburg98.6%12 providers
Pennsboro41.0%7 providers
Petersburg70.2%8 providers
Peterstown49.1%9 providers
Philippi2.4%10 providers
Poca85.5%10 providers
Point Pleasant81.6%11 providers
Princeton90.4%11 providers
Rainelle73.2%8 providers
Ranson99.0%10 providers
Ravenswood75.0%11 providers
Ridgeley74.7%9 providers
Ripley79.9%12 providers
Romney58.1%7 providers
Ronceverte75.0%9 providers
Saint Albans98.3%10 providers
Saint Marys55.3%9 providers
Salem58.9%11 providers
Scott Depot91.1%12 providers
Shady Spring93.1%8 providers
Shepherdstown87.6%12 providers
Shinnston76.6%10 providers
Spencer64.8%11 providers
Summersville71.7%12 providers
Sutton50.4%11 providers
Terra Alta58.3%9 providers
Vienna98.9%10 providers
Washington94.9%11 providers
Wayne83.8%8 providers
Weirton98.8%14 providers
Welch95.2%7 providers
Wellsburg90.6%11 providers
Weston85.6%13 providers
Wheeling96.4%12 providers
White Sulphur Springs67.9%9 providers
Williamson81.6%9 providers
Williamstown96.5%10 providers
Winfield84.3%11 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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