West Virginia Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

West Virginia Internet Facts in 2022

  • West Virginia currently ranks 50th among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

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

  • The U.S. has more than 2,831 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 98.76%
Jefferson 97.19%
Ohio 96.34%
Hancock 96.29%
Berkeley 96.21%
Brooke 92.40%
Wyoming 92.36%
Marion 86.56%
Cabell 85.49%
Mineral 84.86%
Lowest
Raleigh 6.65%
Wetzel 8.91%
Randolph 10.39%
Upshur 12.64%
Summers 13.92%
Wirt 16.65%
Tyler 17.50%
Kanawha 18.29%
Mason 22.10%
Monroe 26.30%

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 20 Providers
Huntington 55.2 MBPS 20 Providers
Martinsburg 56.7 MBPS 21 Providers
Parkersburg 94.4 MBPS 13 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in West Virginia

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Xfinity 298.4 MBPS
CAS Cable 135.6 MBPS
Spectrum 79.5 MBPS
Shentel 68.0 MBPS
Frontier 8.5 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Barbour 51.8%
Berkeley 97.6%
Boone 60.9%
Braxton 46.6%
Brooke 92.4%
Cabell 88.5%
Calhoun 34.2%
Clay 52.6%
Doddridge 58.7%
Fayette 52.1%
Gilmer 37.3%
Grant 73.4%
Greenbrier 51.9%
Hampshire 73.7%
Hancock 96.3%
Hardy 98.9%
Harrison 74.2%
Jackson 65.5%
Jefferson 97.3%
Kanawha 35.0%
Lewis 73.6%
Lincoln 74.8%
Logan 54.9%
McDowell 84.5%
Marion 88.7%
Marshall 80.7%
Mason 38.7%
Mercer 71.0%
Mineral 86.7%
Mingo 61.0%
Monongalia 56.3%
Monroe 37.9%
Morgan 84.4%
Nicholas 81.7%
Ohio 96.8%
Pendleton 86.6%
Pleasants 51.9%
Pocahontas 76.8%
Preston 76.0%
Putnam 67.1%
Raleigh 14.5%
Randolph 23.7%
Ritchie 64.3%
Roane 45.0%
Summers 22.8%
Taylor 79.6%
Tucker 75.0%
Tyler 34.2%
Upshur 32.4%
Wayne 71.2%
Webster 76.3%
Wetzel 27.6%
Wirt 29.6%
Wood 84.7%
Wyoming 92.8%

Internet Providers By City in West Virginia

Albright 76.4% 13 providers
Alderson 53.7% 11 providers
Alum Creek 48.8% 12 providers
Ansted 92.4% 9 providers
Athens 52.4% 10 providers
Augusta 60.6% 8 providers
Ballard 0.0% 7 providers
Barboursville 84.6% 17 providers
Beaver 3.1% 8 providers
Beckley 11.2% 11 providers
Belington 57.7% 10 providers
Belle 25.2% 12 providers
Benwood 99.2% 13 providers
Berkeley Springs 87.5% 16 providers
Bluefield 98.2% 15 providers
Branchland 80.9% 7 providers
Bridgeport 90.7% 13 providers
Bruceton Mills 94.7% 13 providers
Buckhannon 36.5% 11 providers
Buffalo 84.9% 11 providers
Bunker Hill 96.0% 15 providers
Burlington 62.4% 8 providers
Cameron 15.7% 10 providers
Capon Bridge 78.4% 12 providers
Chapmanville 78.5% 12 providers
Charles Town 98.7% 14 providers
Charleston 35.8% 19 providers
Clarksburg 92.2% 11 providers
Clay 60.5% 7 providers
Clendenin 49.7% 11 providers
Colliers 91.7% 16 providers
Cottageville 74.7% 11 providers
Cowen 87.4% 9 providers
Craigsville 97.8% 8 providers
Culloden 44.3% 12 providers
Daniels 19.0% 10 providers
Danville 80.4% 12 providers
Davisville 73.5% 12 providers
Delbarton 69.0% 9 providers
Dunbar 37.9% 12 providers
Eleanor 99.5% 11 providers
Elkins 22.7% 12 providers
Elkview 47.5% 14 providers
Evans 75.2% 12 providers
Fairmont 96.0% 15 providers
Fairview 53.8% 10 providers
Falling Waters 99.7% 16 providers
Farmington 62.3% 10 providers
Fayetteville 62.3% 9 providers
Flemington 43.0% 9 providers
Follansbee 99.5% 16 providers
Franklin 94.6% 11 providers
Gassaway 80.8% 15 providers
Gerrardstown 98.7% 16 providers
Glenville 48.0% 14 providers
Grafton 93.1% 11 providers
Grantsville 78.6% 8 providers
Great Cacapon 65.5% 13 providers
Hamlin 98.3% 11 providers
Harpers Ferry 99.1% 17 providers
Harrisville 73.3% 12 providers
Harts 83.1% 8 providers
Hedgesville 89.5% 16 providers
Hinton 27.1% 7 providers
Huntington 97.4% 20 providers
Hurricane 54.0% 14 providers
Inwood 99.2% 16 providers
Jane Lew 63.4% 14 providers
Kearneysville 99.1% 16 providers
Kenna 48.7% 13 providers
Kenova 90.1% 12 providers
Kermit 57.3% 5 providers
Keyser 90.4% 15 providers
Kingwood 82.9% 13 providers
Leon 24.9% 11 providers
Lesage 85.3% 13 providers
Letart 44.1% 10 providers
Lewisburg 39.8% 14 providers
Logan 49.3% 11 providers
Lost Creek 34.1% 12 providers
Lumberport 45.3% 8 providers
Madison 32.9% 12 providers
Maidsville 18.6% 12 providers
Mannington 67.3% 8 providers
Marlinton 85.1% 10 providers
Martinsburg 98.6% 21 providers
Masontown 75.1% 13 providers
Mcmechen 99.8% 11 providers
Meadow Bridge 31.2% 11 providers
Middlebourne 54.2% 10 providers
Mill Creek 48.6% 8 providers
Milton 53.2% 13 providers
Mineral Wells 86.9% 12 providers
Montgomery 58.1% 12 providers
Moorefield 99.5% 11 providers
Morgantown 57.3% 20 providers
Moundsville 93.1% 14 providers
Mount Clare 84.8% 12 providers
Mount Hope 14.0% 10 providers
Mount Nebo 60.4% 8 providers
Mullens 96.9% 9 providers
New Creek 83.8% 9 providers
New Cumberland 85.2% 14 providers
New Martinsville 50.1% 11 providers
Nitro 46.5% 13 providers
Oak Hill 42.0% 10 providers
Ona 41.3% 12 providers
Paden City 0.0% 10 providers
Parkersburg 90.5% 13 providers
Parsons 66.7% 12 providers
Paw Paw 72.6% 10 providers
Pennsboro 80.4% 10 providers
Petersburg 83.7% 12 providers
Peterstown 44.0% 8 providers
Philippi 58.7% 11 providers
Pineville 98.8% 10 providers
Poca 92.0% 13 providers
Point Pleasant 41.5% 14 providers
Prichard 99.1% 13 providers
Princeton 60.2% 13 providers
Ranger 87.3% 7 providers
Ranson 99.7% 14 providers
Ravenswood 62.8% 13 providers
Reedsville 83.3% 11 providers
Ripley 74.7% 15 providers
Rivesville 73.6% 9 providers
Romney 83.3% 9 providers
Ronceverte 77.0% 11 providers
Rupert 14.2% 7 providers
Saint Albans 26.5% 13 providers
Saint Marys 54.4% 11 providers
Salem 66.9% 13 providers
Salt Rock 94.2% 11 providers
Scarbro 92.9% 8 providers
Scott Depot 69.1% 14 providers
Shady Spring 47.5% 8 providers
Shenandoah Junction 97.7% 14 providers
Shepherdstown 88.7% 16 providers
Shinnston 18.3% 8 providers
Spencer 49.0% 11 providers
Summersville 88.2% 11 providers
Sutton 51.4% 10 providers
Terra Alta 75.6% 13 providers
Union 68.8% 8 providers
Valley Grove 72.6% 13 providers
Vienna 91.4% 13 providers
Washington 94.2% 13 providers
Webster Springs 77.7% 6 providers
Weirton 99.2% 20 providers
Welch 95.2% 8 providers
Wellsburg 92.2% 16 providers
West Hamlin 88.8% 10 providers
West Union 57.5% 13 providers
Weston 84.1% 16 providers
Wheeling 97.7% 16 providers
White Sulphur Springs 58.6% 11 providers
Williamson 35.1% 10 providers
Williamstown 84.4% 12 providers
Winfield 92.0% 14 providers