Internet Service Providers in Cowen, West Virginia
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Residential Internet Statistics for Cowen, WV
|Wired Internet Providers:||3|
|Average Speed Test Result:||4.63 Mbps|
|Top Advertised Speed:||1,200 Mbps|
|No Broadband Access:||16.23%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Cowen, West Virginia
Internet Access in Cowen, West Virginia
FCC Form 477 data is the primary source of the coverage data described on this page. As of 2021, we've processed 1,744 rows of governmental and private databases on Internet access in Cowen. The download speed averages are drawn from 263 download speed tests from IP-verified customers in Cowen.
21.54 percent of households have a single choice for wired broadband service, or none at all.
Taking a look at network technologies installed across Cowen, the most widespread physical wire broadband technology infrastructures are DSL (86.69 percent coverage) and Cable (81.18 percent coverage). Cable is marketed by traditional cable TV providers, leveraging existing coaxial cable TV networks. Local customers of cable providers like Shentel usually pick cable because of the combination of low pricing for decent speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.) DSL service is transmitted over telephone wires, and is sold by companies such as Frontier Communications that own copper phone wires. DSL underperforms when compared with all other wired broadband technologies except dial-up.
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the largest coverage area in Cowen. The provider is available to close to one hundred percent of Cowen census blocks. HughesNet is the most common second choice, serving virtually one hundred percent of Cowen with Satellite service. The fastest package we've seen for HughesNet in Cowen is 25 Mbps download.
While the main providers are Viasat and HughesNet, Frontier Communications also serves Cowen with a top speed of 24 Mbps. There are also 3 providers offering specialized enterprise-level connections like T1 and MPLS. See the interactive map below to compare broadband coverage at the census block level, or check the "Download Speeds" tab to compare how Viasat compares to other local ISPs in real-world speed tests.
Internet Statistics 2021
21.5% of consumers in Cowen600 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Cowen, West Virginia
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s|
|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 Cowen, West Virginia
- Frontier - 86.7% Availability in Cowen - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
- Shentel - 81.2% Availability in Cowen - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Xfinity - 2.6% Availability in Cowen - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
- Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Cowen - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
- HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Cowen - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Caps in Cowen
Internet companies have decided to add data "plans" onto their home broadband plans in recent years. The trend holds true in Cowen, with ISPs like Shentel selling plans with data caps. This won't matter for most customers, but can affect those who download or upload a lot of 4K video. Caps on cable packages tend to be around one Terabyte. This is more than is used by 99% of customers. Potential Shentel customers should confirm data limits before signing a contract. Do not presume them based soley on phone rep statements.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Cowen
|Frontier Communications||DSL||86.7%+||115 Mbps|
|XFINITY from Comcast||Cable||2.6%+||1,200 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||50 Mbps|
|Frontier Business||DSL||100%||115 Mbps|
|Comcast Business||Cable||15.1%+||987 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Business||Copper||0.2%+||-- Mbps|
Compare Cowen to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Cowen||4.6 Mbps||5||$0.36 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||349.1 Mbps ( +344.5 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.46 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||107.1 Mbps ( +102.5 Mbps )||18 ( +13 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||99.7 Mbps ( +95.1 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.30 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||111.7 Mbps ( +107.1 Mbps )||21 ( +16 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||115.3 Mbps ( +110.7 Mbps )||9 ( +4 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|