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.
77%
77% BROADBAND COVERAGE
27%
27% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

33.0

47th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

77.3%

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

76.7%

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

9.2%

of West Virginians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

95.3%

of West Virginians have access to wireline service.

2.5%

of West Virginians have access to fiber-optic service.

75.7%

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.

57.9%

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.Summit Point86.8 MBPS11 Providers
2.Fayetteville81.4 MBPS9 Providers
3.White Sulphur Springs79.0 MBPS8 Providers
4.Granville76.8 MBPS9 Providers
5.Mason73.7 MBPS8 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in West Virginia

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast54.5 MBPS
Suddenlink Communications49.5 MBPS
CAS Cable31.1 MBPS
Shentel16.3 MBPS
Frontier Communications5.8 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 91.8% of West Virginians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 79 internet providers in West Virginia.
  • There are 426,000 people in West Virginia without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 410,000 people in West Virginia that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 87,000 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
Alderson42.0%9 providers
Augusta30.0%8 providers
Barboursville94.0%12 providers
Beaver99.5%9 providers
Beckley98.7%11 providers
Belington53.9%11 providers
Belle98.9%9 providers
Berkeley Springs77.4%11 providers
Bluefield97.0%14 providers
Branchland71.4%6 providers
Bridgeport93.9%14 providers
Bruceton Mills58.1%9 providers
Buckhannon84.4%10 providers
Bunker Hill93.8%12 providers
Chapmanville94.6%10 providers
Charles Town98.3%10 providers
Charleston95.5%15 providers
Chester98.8%10 providers
Clarksburg94.7%13 providers
Clendenin65.4%9 providers
Culloden92.7%10 providers
Daniels99.5%10 providers
Danville92.6%9 providers
Delbarton88.1%9 providers
Dunbar99.2%10 providers
Elizabeth58.6%9 providers
Elkins86.5%11 providers
Elkview89.4%10 providers
Fairmont95.9%13 providers
Falling Waters99.6%12 providers
Fayetteville96.4%9 providers
Follansbee99.0%13 providers
Fort Gay78.8%8 providers
Gerrardstown97.9%12 providers
Glenville47.9%12 providers
Grafton67.8%8 providers
Harpers Ferry98.9%15 providers
Hedgesville76.9%13 providers
Hinton81.0%9 providers
Huntington97.0%17 providers
Hurricane90.4%12 providers
Inwood99.2%12 providers
Jane Lew81.3%11 providers
Kearneysville97.3%11 providers
Kenova86.9%9 providers
Keyser67.8%10 providers
Kingwood82.0%8 providers
Lewisburg86.0%10 providers
Logan95.8%9 providers
Lost Creek79.7%10 providers
Madison93.2%10 providers
Mannington69.2%12 providers
Martinsburg97.6%17 providers
Milton78.3%10 providers
Mineral Wells88.7%10 providers
Moorefield88.3%8 providers
Morgantown56.3%16 providers
Moundsville92.7%10 providers
Mount Hope97.2%11 providers
New Cumberland80.3%10 providers
New Martinsville67.5%10 providers
Nitro97.1%9 providers
Oak Hill97.7%11 providers
Ona93.3%11 providers
Parkersburg99.3%12 providers
Pennsboro43.8%7 providers
Petersburg70.2%8 providers
Peterstown57.7%9 providers
Philippi2.4%10 providers
Poca86.4%10 providers
Point Pleasant82.4%11 providers
Princeton92.4%11 providers
Rainelle74.0%8 providers
Ranson99.1%10 providers
Ravenswood76.9%11 providers
Ridgeley74.7%9 providers
Ripley81.5%11 providers
Romney58.8%7 providers
Ronceverte77.9%9 providers
Saint Albans99.7%10 providers
Saint Marys55.9%9 providers
Salem59.1%11 providers
Scott Depot95.9%12 providers
Shady Spring94.8%8 providers
Shepherdstown87.8%12 providers
Shinnston88.1%9 providers
Spencer68.5%10 providers
Summersville71.7%11 providers
Sutton50.4%10 providers
Terra Alta58.3%9 providers
Vienna99.6%10 providers
Washington95.5%11 providers
Wayne87.6%7 providers
Weirton98.8%14 providers
Welch95.2%7 providers
Wellsburg90.8%11 providers
Weston86.0%12 providers
Wheeling96.5%12 providers
White Sulphur Springs68.6%8 providers
Williamson86.9%8 providers
Williamstown97.2%10 providers
Winfield85.2%10 providers
Last Updated on 11/13/2018.

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