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.
75%
75% BROADBAND COVERAGE
28%
28% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

28.1

45th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

75.6%

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

72.0%

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

6.9%

of West Virginians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

95.1%

of West Virginians have access to wireline service.

2.5%

of West Virginians have access to fiber-optic service.

74.3%

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.

58.4%

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.Harpers Ferry63.7 MBPS15 Providers
2.Weirton58.6 MBPS14 Providers
3.Morgantown45.5 MBPS15 Providers
4.Charles Town44.5 MBPS11 Providers
5.Hedgesville43.8 MBPS12 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in West Virginia

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast49.1 MBPS
Suddenlink Communications28.2 MBPS
CAS Cable25.1 MBPS
Shentel13.3 MBPS
Frontier Communications4.7 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 91.3% of West Virginians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 76 internet providers in West Virginia.
  • There are 458,000 people in West Virginia without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 430,000 people in West Virginia that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 91,000 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
Beckley97.3%12 providers
Charleston94.4%13 providers
Clarksburg94.2%13 providers
Fairmont95.4%13 providers
Huntington96.7%16 providers
Martinsburg97.7%17 providers
Morgantown55.9%15 providers
Parkersburg98.6%12 providers
Princeton90.4%11 providers
Wheeling96.4%12 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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