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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.
69.2%
69.2% TERRESTRIAL BROADBAND COVERAGE
39.3%
39.3% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

54.6

44th

Broadband Speeds

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

94.6%

of West Virginians have access to wireline service.

3.1%

of West Virginians have access to fiber-optic service.

76.3%

of West Virginians have access to cable service.

88.4%

of West Virginians have access to DSL service.

Largest Competing Providers In West Virginia

Coverage by County in West Virginia

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Barbour 46.2%
Berkeley 95.1%
Boone 87.7%
Braxton 46.6%
Brooke 87.7%
Cabell 94.9%
Calhoun 29.2%
Clay 25.4%
Doddridge 32.4%
Fayette 75.4%
Gilmer 37.5%
Grant 46.9%
Greenbrier 69.0%
Hampshire 28.0%
Hancock 94.7%
Hardy 87.6%
Harrison 89.5%
Jackson 66.0%
Jefferson 96.9%
Kanawha 95.1%
Lewis 72.9%
Lincoln 78.9%
Logan 72.4%
McDowell 82.5%
Marion 90.0%
Marshall 79.9%
Mason 53.5%
Mercer 90.4%
Mineral 70.8%
Mingo 71.2%
Monongalia 54.2%
Monroe 27.8%
Morgan 68.6%
Nicholas 55.8%
Ohio 95.2%
Pendleton 26.5%
Pleasants 60.1%
Pocahontas 43.5%
Preston 58.8%
Putnam 85.5%
Raleigh 94.1%
Randolph 55.9%
Ritchie 16.9%
Roane 39.8%
Summers 49.3%
Taylor 87.1%
Tucker 56.4%
Tyler 29.6%
Upshur 72.7%
Wayne 82.0%
Webster 66.9%
Wetzel 47.9%
Wirt 48.2%
Wood 93.4%
Wyoming 94.0%

Internet Speed in Top West Virginia Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Charleston 39.0 MBPS 17 Providers
2. Morgantown 85.4 MBPS 16 Providers
3. Huntington 84.0 MBPS 17 Providers
4. Martinsburg 77.8 MBPS 17 Providers
5. Parkersburg 76.9 MBPS 11 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in West Virginia

Provider Avg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast 103.8 MBPS
Suddenlink Communications 74.5 MBPS
CAS Cable 69.0 MBPS
Shentel 36.5 MBPS
Frontier Communications 6.8 MBPS

The State of Broadband in West Virginia, 2020

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 6/19/2020.

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.

Worst-Connected Cities

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.

West Virginia Cities

Average speed over time
Alderson 42.6% 10 providers
Augusta 30.0% 8 providers
Barboursville 94.1% 13 providers
Beaver 99.5% 9 providers
Beckley 98.8% 11 providers
Belington 53.9% 11 providers
Belle 99.0% 9 providers
Berkeley Springs 74.7% 11 providers
Bluefield 96.7% 14 providers
Branchland 70.9% 8 providers
Bridgeport 96.3% 14 providers
Bruceton Mills 59.7% 9 providers
Buckhannon 84.4% 12 providers
Bunker Hill 93.6% 12 providers
Chapmanville 95.3% 10 providers
Charles Town 98.4% 11 providers
Charleston 96.8% 17 providers
Chester 99.1% 11 providers
Clarksburg 95.8% 12 providers
Clendenin 65.5% 9 providers
Culloden 95.2% 11 providers
Daniels 99.5% 10 providers
Danville 92.6% 9 providers
Delbarton 88.1% 8 providers
Dunbar 99.3% 10 providers
Elkins 86.5% 10 providers
Elkview 88.2% 11 providers
Fairmont 96.5% 14 providers
Falling Waters 99.7% 13 providers
Fayetteville 96.4% 9 providers
Follansbee 99.1% 13 providers
Gerrardstown 97.9% 12 providers
Glenville 47.9% 12 providers
Grafton 90.1% 9 providers
Harpers Ferry 98.9% 15 providers
Hedgesville 76.7% 13 providers
Hinton 81.2% 10 providers
Huntington 97.0% 17 providers
Hurricane 91.6% 12 providers
Inwood 99.0% 12 providers
Jane Lew 81.6% 13 providers
Kearneysville 97.7% 13 providers
Kenova 84.0% 9 providers
Keyser 77.7% 10 providers
Kingwood 82.6% 9 providers
Lewisburg 86.1% 10 providers
Logan 95.9% 10 providers
Lost Creek 80.6% 11 providers
Madison 93.2% 10 providers
Mannington 69.4% 11 providers
Martinsburg 97.8% 17 providers
Milton 78.4% 10 providers
Mineral Wells 88.8% 10 providers
Moorefield 88.3% 8 providers
Morgantown 56.5% 16 providers
Moundsville 92.5% 10 providers
Mount Hope 97.2% 11 providers
New Cumberland 79.6% 11 providers
New Martinsville 67.6% 10 providers
Nitro 99.0% 9 providers
Oak Hill 97.9% 11 providers
Ona 93.8% 11 providers
Parkersburg 99.5% 11 providers
Pennsboro 44.7% 7 providers
Petersburg 70.2% 9 providers
Peterstown 57.7% 10 providers
Philippi 54.5% 10 providers
Poca 92.9% 10 providers
Point Pleasant 82.4% 12 providers
Princeton 93.7% 11 providers
Rainelle 74.0% 9 providers
Ranson 99.4% 10 providers
Ravenswood 77.0% 11 providers
Ripley 81.7% 14 providers
Romney 58.0% 7 providers
Ronceverte 77.9% 10 providers
Saint Albans 99.7% 10 providers
Saint Marys 55.9% 9 providers
Salem 63.2% 12 providers
Scott Depot 96.1% 12 providers
Shepherdstown 87.3% 12 providers
Shinnston 88.1% 9 providers
Spencer 68.4% 10 providers
Summersville 71.7% 11 providers
Sutton 50.9% 10 providers
Terra Alta 58.7% 9 providers
Vienna 99.6% 10 providers
Washington 95.6% 11 providers
Wayne 87.6% 9 providers
Weirton 98.5% 15 providers
Welch 95.2% 7 providers
Wellsburg 91.9% 12 providers
Weston 86.0% 13 providers
Wheeling 96.8% 13 providers
White Sulphur Springs 68.9% 8 providers
Williamson 87.3% 9 providers
Williamstown 97.3% 10 providers
Winfield 86.2% 10 providers
Last Updated on 6/19/2020.