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.
78%
78% BROADBAND COVERAGE
26%
26% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

33.5

45th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

78.5%

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

78.1%

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

28.0%

of West Virginians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

95.5%

of West Virginians have access to wireline service.

3.0%

of West Virginians have access to fiber-optic service.

76.3%

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.

65.4%

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.Crawford135.1 MBPS9 Providers
2.Granville76.8 MBPS10 Providers
3.Wheeling75.3 MBPS13 Providers
4.Fayetteville74.8 MBPS9 Providers
5.Mason72.0 MBPS8 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in West Virginia

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast57.1 MBPS
Suddenlink Communications51.0 MBPS
CAS Cable31.4 MBPS
Shentel16.6 MBPS
Frontier Communications5.6 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 92.5% of West Virginians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 86 internet providers in West Virginia.
  • There are 403,000 people in West Virginia without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 398,000 people in West Virginia that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 85,000 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
Alderson42.6%10 providers
Augusta30.0%8 providers
Barboursville94.1%13 providers
Beaver99.5%9 providers
Beckley98.8%11 providers
Belington53.9%11 providers
Belle99.0%9 providers
Berkeley Springs74.6%11 providers
Bluefield96.6%14 providers
Branchland71.3%8 providers
Bridgeport95.8%15 providers
Bruceton Mills59.4%9 providers
Buckhannon84.4%12 providers
Bunker Hill93.6%12 providers
Chapmanville95.4%10 providers
Charles Town98.3%11 providers
Charleston96.8%17 providers
Chester99.1%11 providers
Clarksburg95.7%12 providers
Clendenin65.5%10 providers
Culloden95.2%11 providers
Daniels99.5%10 providers
Danville92.6%10 providers
Delbarton88.1%8 providers
Dunbar99.3%10 providers
Elizabeth59.4%9 providers
Elkins86.5%11 providers
Elkview88.2%11 providers
Fairmont96.5%14 providers
Falling Waters99.7%13 providers
Fayetteville96.4%9 providers
Follansbee99.1%13 providers
Fort Gay78.8%9 providers
Gerrardstown98.0%12 providers
Glenville47.9%12 providers
Grafton90.1%9 providers
Harpers Ferry98.9%15 providers
Hedgesville76.8%13 providers
Hinton81.2%10 providers
Huntington97.1%17 providers
Hurricane91.6%12 providers
Inwood99.2%12 providers
Jane Lew81.6%13 providers
Kearneysville97.7%13 providers
Kenova84.2%9 providers
Keyser77.7%10 providers
Kingwood82.0%9 providers
Lewisburg86.1%10 providers
Logan95.9%10 providers
Lost Creek80.6%11 providers
Madison93.2%10 providers
Mannington69.4%11 providers
Martinsburg97.7%17 providers
Milton78.4%10 providers
Mineral Wells88.8%10 providers
Moorefield89.0%9 providers
Morgantown56.4%16 providers
Moundsville92.5%10 providers
Mount Hope97.2%12 providers
New Cumberland80.4%11 providers
New Martinsville67.6%11 providers
Nitro98.8%10 providers
Oak Hill97.9%12 providers
Ona93.8%11 providers
Parkersburg99.5%12 providers
Pennsboro45.1%7 providers
Petersburg70.2%9 providers
Peterstown57.7%10 providers
Philippi55.0%10 providers
Poca92.9%10 providers
Point Pleasant82.4%11 providers
Princeton93.7%11 providers
Rainelle74.0%9 providers
Ranson99.4%10 providers
Ravenswood76.9%10 providers
Ridgeley75.5%9 providers
Ripley81.7%12 providers
Romney59.4%7 providers
Ronceverte81.1%11 providers
Saint Albans99.7%10 providers
Saint Marys55.9%9 providers
Salem63.2%13 providers
Scott Depot96.0%12 providers
Shady Spring94.8%8 providers
Shepherdstown87.8%12 providers
Shinnston88.1%9 providers
Spencer68.5%10 providers
Summersville71.7%11 providers
Sutton50.9%10 providers
Terra Alta58.3%9 providers
Vienna99.6%10 providers
Washington95.6%11 providers
Wayne87.6%9 providers
Weirton98.5%15 providers
Welch95.2%8 providers
Wellsburg91.9%12 providers
Weston86.0%13 providers
Wheeling96.8%13 providers
White Sulphur Springs68.9%8 providers
Williamson86.9%8 providers
Williamstown97.3%10 providers
Winfield86.3%10 providers
Last Updated on 3/6/2019.

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