Internet Providers in Danville, West Virginia

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Residential Internet Statistics for Danville, WV
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 8.78 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 17.3%

Internet Access in Danville, West Virginia

Danville features a total of 7 Internet service providers (ISPs) with residential service. If you count business ISPs, there are 10 companies overall,. (Take note that some might be "doubles", since many incumbent providers market residential service and business services under separate branches.)

The data on this page is primarily sourced from FCC reports. Data is enhanced against privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to output more useful results than is available from the FCC directly. Information on pricing of specific Internet plans is sourced by our research and analysis division, who gather thousands of plans annually.

So far as Internet availability, the average Danville household has 3 providers serving their location, or exactly 3.13 ISPs in each census block. Still, 19.93 percent of the Danville population have one option for Internet.

Considering network technology offered around the area, we see that the most common wired broadband tech varieties are DSL (96.07 percent coverage) and Cable (61.22 percent coverage). TV providers are the main source for cable home Internet, thanks to the fact that they can re-purpose their existing coaxial TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect customers to the Internet. Local subscribers to cable companies such as Shentel overwhelmingly pick it because of the reasonably low pricing for decent speeds. (Compared to DSL at any rate.) Phone providers are the main source for DSL Internet service, because DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," sends data packets via phone lines. DSL is outperformed by all other major Internet technologies except dial-up.

According to the latest FCC data and direct provider reporting, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the largest ISPs in Danville so far as coverage area. These ISPs frequently cover the same addresses in most blocks around Danville.

  • There are 10 internet providers in Danville with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Danville is the 75th most connected city in West Virginia ahead of Seth, Alum Creek, and Harts, but behind Chapmanville and Madison.
  • The fastest zip code in Danville for February 2021 is 25053. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

800 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 Danville, West Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Suddenlink Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Shentel 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
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 Danville, West Virginia

  • Frontier - 96.1% Availability in Danville - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Shentel - 61.2% Availability in Danville - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Suddenlink - 38.7% Availability in Danville - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 17.5% Availability in Danville - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Danville - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Danville - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Danville

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Danville is the 75th most connected city in West Virginia ahead of Seth, Alum Creek, and Harts, but behind Chapmanville and Madison.

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

Approximately 600 people in Boone 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 Danville 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, 25053 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Danville.

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

In Boone County, approximately 3,000 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 Caps Around Danville

Data collected by our research team shows that some of the popular providers in the area currently use data caps on residential broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue because users view caps as a strategy for limiting streaming. Providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network traffic. In either case, the culprit is video streaming, which can consume 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Danville

Provider Type Coverage Speed
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 1.0 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 96.1%+ 115 Mbps
Shentel Cable 61.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Suddenlink Communications Cable 38.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 17.5%+ 1,200 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% 115 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 14.5%+ 987 Mbps
Suddenlink Business Cable 21.9%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Danville to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Danville 8.8 Mbps 7 $0.30 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +340.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +98.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +90.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +102.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +106.5 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )