Internet Providers in Alum Creek, West Virginia

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Residential Internet Statistics for Alum Creek, WV
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 4.99 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 16.5%

Internet Access in Alum Creek, West Virginia

You can expect to find two main infrastructure choices around Alum Creek: cable (84.72% coverage) and DSL (91.16% availability). Coaxial cable Internet service is usually delivered by traditional cable TV providers, using their pre-existing copper coaxial television wires mounted on telephone poles or buried along the street. DSL, similarly, is sent over landline phone lines. Most Alum Creek census blocks have access to coaxial cable and DSL from competing telecom companies.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most common Internet choice in Alum Creek. The provider is available to practically one hundred percent of Alum Creek. HughesNet is also a common option, providing practically one hundred percent of local addresses with Satellite service. The fastest plan we've found for HughesNet in Alum Creek is 25 megabits per second.

The average home in Alum Creek has 2-3 wired broadband service providers available to them. 20.45% of Alum Creek residents have one or fewer choices. Regardless of alternative services on the market, including wireless, cable and DSL broadband are likely to offer the best pricing and data packages for home use.

The Internet access information listed here is sourced via FCC reports, and is enhanced using private data sources to output more accurate results than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Information on pricing and speeds of current broadband plans is generated thanks to our research division, who collect thousands of plans each year. There are 177 plans in Alum Creek since 2014. There are 32 Internet or bundled deals currently on the market in the area.

Outside of the Internet providers listed above, Frontier Communications is another option to consider. They have wired broadband in 91 percent of the Alum Creek area. Fixed wireless companies such as King Street Wireless are also sometimes a good choice. However, the main wired options are usually a stronger value when it comes to speed and price.

  • There are 8 internet providers in Alum Creek with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Alum Creek is the 183rd most connected city in West Virginia behind Scott Depot, Nitro, Charleston, Saint Albans, and Dunbar.
  • The fastest zip code in Alum Creek for February 2021 is 25003. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

500 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Alum Creek, West Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Suddenlink Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Alum Creek, West Virginia

  • Frontier - 91.2% Availability in Alum Creek - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Suddenlink - 84.7% Availability in Alum Creek - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Alum Creek - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Alum Creek - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Alum Creek

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Alum Creek is the 183rd most connected city in West Virginia behind Scott Depot, Nitro, Charleston, Saint Albans, and Dunbar.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 2,000 people in Lincoln County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Approximately 80% of Alum Creek residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 25003 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Alum Creek.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Lincoln County, approximately 5,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in Alum Creek

Data from our researchers suggests that common ISPs in Alum Creek currently use data caps for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue since subscribers view caps as a strategy to stop streaming services, while providers insist they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: over-the-top streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Alum Creek

Provider Type Coverage Speed
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 1.0 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 91.2%+ 115 Mbps
Suddenlink Communications Cable 84.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% 115 Mbps
Suddenlink Business Cable 87.2%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Alum Creek to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Alum Creek 5 Mbps 5 $0.50 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +344.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +102.1 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +94.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +106.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +110.3 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )