West Virginia Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

West Virginia Internet Facts in 2022

  • West Virginia currently ranks 49th among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly two in ten West Virginia residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly seven in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).

  • This means that ten in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,859 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.

At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.

In West Virginia, 80.4% of people have access to 100Mbps broadband, ranking 44th among all states.

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Hardy 98.17%
Raleigh 97.62%
Boone 97.15%
Jefferson 96.92%
Ohio 96.33%
Hancock 96.29%
Cabell 96.05%
Logan 95.48%
Berkeley 95.38%
Wyoming 93.68%
Lowest
Clay 23.49%
Pendleton 27.04%
Calhoun 27.34%
Hampshire 29.05%
Tyler 30.81%
Monroe 34.54%
Gilmer 37.25%
Pocahontas 40.49%
Barbour 44.23%
Braxton 45.96%

In West Virginia, 59.2% of people have access to 1G broadband, ranking 36th among all states.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in West Virginia

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)

Percentage of households with and without any type of internet access

  • With: 81%
  • Without: 19%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: <1%
  • Broadband of any type: 81%
  • Cellular data only: 11%
  • Satellite: 6%

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic

  • <18: 5%
  • 18-64: 6%
  • 65+ adults: 8%

  • <$20,000: 37%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 19%
  • $75,000+: 6%

  • Black: 8%
  • Native American/Alaska Native: (Unavailable)
  • Asian: (Unavailable)
  • Mixed race: 2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6%
  • White: 7%

  • Employed: 6%
  • Unemployed: 12%

  • Less than high school: 11%
  • Some college or associate degree: 7%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 3%

Internet Speed in Top West Virginia Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Charleston 34.2 MBPS 19 Providers
Morgantown 298.8 MBPS 19 Providers
Huntington 55.2 MBPS 21 Providers
Martinsburg 56.7 MBPS 20 Providers
Parkersburg 94.4 MBPS 14 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in West Virginia

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Xfinity 298.4 MBPS
Suddenlink Communications 175.1 MBPS
CAS Cable 135.6 MBPS
Shentel 68.0 MBPS
Frontier Communications 8.5 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Barbour 47.4%
Berkeley 95.4%
Boone 97.6%
Braxton 46.0%
Brooke 92.4%
Cabell 96.2%
Calhoun 27.3%
Clay 23.5%
Doddridge 48.9%
Fayette 83.1%
Gilmer 37.3%
Grant 47.9%
Greenbrier 73.7%
Hampshire 29.1%
Hancock 96.3%
Hardy 98.2%
Harrison 90.1%
Jackson 70.5%
Jefferson 96.9%
Kanawha 98.1%
Lewis 73.0%
Lincoln 84.5%
Logan 96.0%
McDowell 82.5%
Marion 91.5%
Marshall 80.8%
Mason 58.6%
Mercer 93.0%
Mineral 79.3%
Mingo 88.8%
Monongalia 50.0%
Monroe 34.8%
Morgan 67.3%
Nicholas 56.9%
Ohio 96.3%
Pendleton 58.0%
Pleasants 63.1%
Pocahontas 63.2%
Preston 66.0%
Putnam 89.2%
Raleigh 98.6%
Randolph 77.8%
Ritchie 56.5%
Roane 46.2%
Summers 51.3%
Taylor 89.8%
Tucker 62.7%
Tyler 31.7%
Upshur 77.9%
Wayne 87.4%
Webster 66.6%
Wetzel 54.8%
Wirt 51.3%
Wood 93.8%
Wyoming 93.8%

Internet Providers By City in West Virginia

Albright 63.0% 13 providers
Alderson 49.6% 14 providers
Alum Creek 94.0% 12 providers
Ansted 90.6% 10 providers
Athens 81.2% 12 providers
Augusta 0.8% 7 providers
Ballard 0.0% 7 providers
Barboursville 94.9% 16 providers
Beaver 99.7% 8 providers
Beckley 99.7% 11 providers
Belington 52.1% 11 providers
Belle 100.0% 12 providers
Benwood 99.2% 13 providers
Berkeley Springs 75.1% 15 providers
Bluefield 97.8% 17 providers
Branchland 78.9% 7 providers
Bridgeport 96.4% 14 providers
Bruceton Mills 83.8% 13 providers
Buckhannon 87.9% 12 providers
Buffalo 76.5% 11 providers
Bunker Hill 94.2% 15 providers
Burlington 3.8% 10 providers
Cameron 11.4% 10 providers
Capon Bridge 36.6% 12 providers
Chapmanville 97.4% 13 providers
Charles Town 98.3% 13 providers
Charleston 99.1% 19 providers
Clarksburg 95.8% 12 providers
Clay 11.5% 7 providers
Clendenin 71.6% 12 providers
Colliers 91.7% 16 providers
Cottageville 74.1% 12 providers
Cowen 83.7% 9 providers
Craigsville 97.5% 8 providers
Culloden 96.6% 13 providers
Daniels 99.5% 10 providers
Danville 96.2% 14 providers
Davisville 97.6% 13 providers
Delbarton 97.8% 11 providers
Dunbar 100.0% 12 providers
Eleanor 99.5% 11 providers
Elkins 99.1% 14 providers
Elkview 89.7% 14 providers
Evans 74.6% 13 providers
Fairmont 97.2% 15 providers
Fairview 38.0% 11 providers
Falling Waters 99.7% 15 providers
Farmington 96.5% 11 providers
Fayetteville 96.8% 10 providers
Flemington 81.0% 10 providers
Follansbee 99.4% 16 providers
Franklin 92.1% 11 providers
Gassaway 79.8% 16 providers
Gerrardstown 97.9% 15 providers
Glenville 47.9% 14 providers
Grafton 92.5% 10 providers
Grantsville 78.6% 8 providers
Great Cacapon 37.1% 12 providers
Hamlin 98.3% 12 providers
Harpers Ferry 98.8% 16 providers
Harrisville 67.5% 12 providers
Harts 83.1% 8 providers
Hedgesville 72.3% 15 providers
Hinton 82.7% 9 providers
Huntington 98.5% 21 providers
Hurricane 95.2% 15 providers
Inwood 99.2% 16 providers
Jane Lew 83.7% 15 providers
Kearneysville 98.0% 15 providers
Kenna 36.4% 13 providers
Kenova 90.1% 12 providers
Kermit 99.4% 6 providers
Keyser 87.0% 14 providers
Kingwood 83.4% 13 providers
Leon 9.4% 11 providers
Lesage 85.3% 14 providers
Letart 52.5% 11 providers
Lewisburg 89.0% 16 providers
Logan 99.6% 12 providers
Lost Creek 83.0% 13 providers
Lumberport 79.6% 9 providers
Madison 100.0% 13 providers
Maidsville 20.1% 11 providers
Mannington 72.4% 9 providers
Marlinton 68.3% 10 providers
Martinsburg 98.6% 20 providers
Masontown 64.8% 12 providers
Mcmechen 99.8% 11 providers
Meadow Bridge 0.7% 10 providers
Middlebourne 0.0% 10 providers
Mill Creek 82.4% 9 providers
Milton 79.5% 13 providers
Mineral Wells 89.3% 13 providers
Montgomery 100.0% 14 providers
Moorefield 99.3% 11 providers
Morgantown 51.0% 19 providers
Moundsville 92.9% 14 providers
Mount Clare 94.9% 13 providers
Mount Hope 98.7% 10 providers
Mount Nebo 0.0% 8 providers
Mullens 95.1% 11 providers
New Creek 67.6% 10 providers
New Cumberland 85.2% 13 providers
New Martinsville 79.1% 12 providers
Nitro 99.7% 13 providers
Oak Hill 98.3% 11 providers
Ona 94.1% 13 providers
Paden City 99.3% 11 providers
Parkersburg 99.7% 14 providers
Parsons 56.7% 12 providers
Paw Paw 0.0% 10 providers
Pennsboro 73.4% 10 providers
Petersburg 70.1% 11 providers
Peterstown 75.3% 9 providers
Philippi 53.8% 10 providers
Pineville 98.8% 10 providers
Poca 94.4% 13 providers
Point Pleasant 83.2% 15 providers
Prichard 98.5% 13 providers
Princeton 94.4% 14 providers
Ranger 87.3% 7 providers
Ranson 99.7% 13 providers
Ravenswood 79.6% 15 providers
Reedsville 80.0% 11 providers
Ripley 84.0% 16 providers
Rivesville 69.2% 8 providers
Romney 60.6% 8 providers
Ronceverte 81.7% 14 providers
Rupert 97.7% 8 providers
Saint Albans 99.7% 13 providers
Saint Marys 61.4% 12 providers
Salem 63.1% 12 providers
Salt Rock 93.7% 11 providers
Scarbro 92.0% 9 providers
Scott Depot 98.4% 15 providers
Shady Spring 95.2% 8 providers
Shenandoah Junction 97.7% 13 providers
Shepherdstown 88.6% 15 providers
Shinnston 89.2% 9 providers
Spencer 73.5% 12 providers
Summersville 71.7% 11 providers
Sutton 50.1% 10 providers
Terra Alta 67.6% 13 providers
Union 10.9% 9 providers
Valley Grove 67.5% 13 providers
Vienna 99.6% 14 providers
Washington 95.8% 14 providers
Webster Springs 66.1% 6 providers
Weirton 99.2% 18 providers
Welch 95.2% 7 providers
Wellsburg 92.1% 16 providers
West Hamlin 88.6% 10 providers
West Union 51.3% 13 providers
Weston 86.1% 16 providers
Wheeling 97.4% 17 providers
White Sulphur Springs 70.7% 12 providers
Williamson 97.6% 12 providers
Williamstown 98.7% 13 providers
Winfield 88.1% 14 providers