Internet Service Providers in West Virginia

West Virginia Internet Coverage and Availability

Internet Availability by County

69.2%
39.3%

84.4

44th

High-Speed Internet Access

80.4%

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

59.2%

of West Virginians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Internet Access

95.5%

of West Virginians have access to wireline service

4.8%

of West Virginians have access to fiber-optic service

79.4%

of West Virginians have access to cable service

88.3%

of West Virginians have access to DSL service

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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 Speed in Top West Virginia Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Charleston 37.0 MBPS 17 Providers
2. Morgantown 228.9 MBPS 17 Providers
3. Huntington 104.9 MBPS 20 Providers
4. Martinsburg 78.2 MBPS 18 Providers
5. Parkersburg 109.1 MBPS 12 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in West Virginia

Provider Avg. download speed
Xfinity 245.3 MBPS
Suddenlink Communications 151.9 MBPS
CAS Cable 110.1 MBPS
Shentel 96.5 MBPS
Frontier Communications 6.6 MBPS

High-Speed Internet in West Virginia, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 11/22/2021.

West Virginia is the 44th most well-connected state, putting its “country roads” almost at the bottom of the list in terms of broadband internet connectivity in the nation. Geographically, The southwest portion of the state enjoys the fastest speeds. The average download speed in West Virginia is 47.1 Mbps, which is considerably slower than most states’ average speeds.

The Digital Divide in West Virginia

When quantifying the digital divide, we consider both affordability and access. That said, there are 403,000 West Virginians with no access to a wired broadband (25 Mbps or more) internet connection. 399,000 West Virginia residents have access to just one wired internet provider, leaving them no option to switch; additionally, 101,000 residents don’t have access to any wired ISP (Internet Service Provider).

When it comes to pricing, our affordability data shows that only 39.3% of West Virginia residents have access to an affordable wired internet plan of under $60 per month.

Best-Connected Cities

Beckley is the best-connected city in West Virginia. All residents here have access to broadband internet. The next four best-connected cities in the state are Saint Albans, Vienna, Mount Hope, and Parkersburg.

Internet for Rural Areas in West Virginia

Monterville is the worst-connected city in the state. The average fastest speed in this city is just 0.09 Mbps. The next four worst-connected cities in West Virginia are Selbyville, Brohard, Pickens, and Folsom.

Governmental Initiatives

Since 2010, The West Virginia Broadband Program has been awarded $4,749,181 by the government of West Virginia to extend connectivity in the state. Another $126,323,296 was given to the Executive Office of the State of West Virginia with the purpose of adding about 2,400 miles of fiber to the state’s infrastructure.

The information above is taken from a mix of public and private datasets. More about our data here.

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

Internet Providers By City in West Virginia

Average speed over time
Albright 63.0%
11 providers
Alderson 49.6%
12 providers
Alum Creek 94.0%
10 providers
Ansted 90.6%
10 providers
Athens 81.2%
10 providers
Augusta 0.8%
7 providers
Ballard 0.0%
7 providers
Barboursville 94.9%
14 providers
Beaver 99.7%
8 providers
Beckley 99.7%
11 providers
Belington 52.1%
11 providers
Belle 100.0%
10 providers
Benwood 99.2%
11 providers
Berkeley Springs 75.1%
13 providers
Bluefield 97.8%
15 providers
Branchland 78.9%
7 providers
Bridgeport 96.4%
14 providers
Bruceton Mills 83.8%
11 providers
Buckhannon 87.9%
12 providers
Buffalo 76.5%
9 providers
Bunker Hill 94.2%
12 providers
Burlington 3.8%
8 providers
Capon Bridge 36.6%
10 providers
Chapmanville 97.4%
11 providers
Charles Town 98.3%
11 providers
Charleston 99.1%
17 providers
Clarksburg 95.8%
12 providers
Clay 11.5%
7 providers
Clendenin 71.6%
10 providers
Colliers 91.7%
14 providers
Cottageville 74.1%
10 providers
Cowen 83.7%
9 providers
Craigsville 97.5%
8 providers
Culloden 96.6%
11 providers
Daniels 99.5%
10 providers
Danville 96.2%
12 providers
Davisville 97.6%
11 providers
Delbarton 97.8%
9 providers
Dunbar 100.0%
10 providers
Eleanor 99.5%
9 providers
Elkins 99.1%
12 providers
Elkview 89.7%
12 providers
Evans 74.6%
11 providers
Fairmont 97.2%
15 providers
Fairview 38.0%
11 providers
Falling Waters 99.7%
13 providers
Farmington 96.5%
11 providers
Fayetteville 96.8%
10 providers
Flemington 81.0%
10 providers
Follansbee 99.4%
14 providers
Franklin 92.1%
9 providers
Gassaway 79.8%
14 providers
Gerrardstown 97.9%
13 providers
Glenville 47.9%
12 providers
Grafton 92.5%
10 providers
Grantsville 78.6%
8 providers
Great Cacapon 37.1%
10 providers
Hamlin 98.3%
10 providers
Harpers Ferry 98.8%
14 providers
Harrisville 67.5%
10 providers
Harts 83.1%
8 providers
Hedgesville 72.3%
13 providers
Hinton 82.7%
9 providers
Huntington 98.5%
20 providers
Hurricane 95.2%
13 providers
Inwood 99.2%
14 providers
Jane Lew 83.7%
13 providers
Kearneysville 98.0%
13 providers
Kenna 36.4%
11 providers
Kenova 90.1%
10 providers
Kermit 99.4%
6 providers
Keyser 87.0%
12 providers
Kingwood 83.4%
11 providers
Leon 9.4%
9 providers
Letart 52.5%
9 providers
Lewisburg 89.0%
14 providers
Logan 99.6%
10 providers
Lost Creek 83.0%
11 providers
Lumberport 79.6%
9 providers
Madison 100.0%
11 providers
Maidsville 20.1%
11 providers
Mannington 72.4%
9 providers
Marlinton 68.3%
8 providers
Martinsburg 98.6%
18 providers
Masontown 64.8%
10 providers
Mcmechen 99.8%
9 providers
Meadow Bridge 0.7%
8 providers
Middlebourne 0.0%
8 providers
Mill Creek 82.4%
9 providers
Milton 79.5%
11 providers
Mineral Wells 89.3%
11 providers
Montgomery 100.0%
12 providers
Moorefield 99.3%
9 providers
Morgantown 51.0%
17 providers
Moundsville 92.9%
12 providers
Mount Clare 94.9%
13 providers
Mount Hope 98.7%
10 providers
Mount Nebo 0.0%
8 providers
Mullens 95.1%
9 providers
New Cumberland 85.2%
11 providers
New Martinsville 79.1%
10 providers
Nitro 99.7%
11 providers
Oak Hill 98.3%
11 providers
Ona 94.1%
11 providers
Paden City 99.3%
9 providers
Parkersburg 99.7%
12 providers
Parsons 56.7%
10 providers
Paw Paw 0.0%
8 providers
Pennsboro 73.4%
8 providers
Petersburg 70.1%
9 providers
Peterstown 75.3%
9 providers
Philippi 53.8%
10 providers
Pineville 98.8%
8 providers
Poca 94.4%
11 providers
Point Pleasant 83.2%
13 providers
Prichard 98.5%
11 providers
Princeton 94.4%
12 providers
Proctor 33.0%
12 providers
Ranger 87.3%
7 providers
Ranson 99.7%
11 providers
Ravenswood 79.6%
13 providers
Reedsville 80.0%
9 providers
Ridgeley 86.0%
10 providers
Ripley 84.0%
14 providers
Rivesville 69.2%
8 providers
Romney 60.6%
8 providers
Ronceverte 81.7%
12 providers
Rupert 97.7%
8 providers
Saint Albans 99.7%
11 providers
Saint Marys 61.4%
10 providers
Salem 63.1%
12 providers
Salt Rock 93.7%
9 providers
Sandyville 36.3%
12 providers
Scarbro 92.0%
9 providers
Scott Depot 98.4%
13 providers
Shady Spring 95.2%
8 providers
Shenandoah Junction 97.7%
11 providers
Shepherdstown 88.6%
13 providers
Shinnston 89.2%
9 providers
Spencer 73.5%
10 providers
Summersville 71.7%
11 providers
Sutton 50.1%
10 providers
Terra Alta 67.6%
11 providers
Union 10.9%
9 providers
Valley Grove 67.5%
11 providers
Vienna 99.6%
12 providers
Washington 95.8%
12 providers
Wayne 95.4%
11 providers
Webster Springs 66.1%
6 providers
Weirton 99.2%
16 providers
Welch 95.2%
7 providers
Wellsburg 92.1%
14 providers
West Hamlin 88.6%
7 providers
West Union 51.3%
11 providers
Weston 86.1%
14 providers
Wheeling 97.4%
15 providers
White Sulphur Springs 70.7%
9 providers
Williamson 97.6%
10 providers
Williamstown 98.7%
11 providers
Winfield 88.1%
12 providers

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