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Internet Providers in Danville, West Virginia
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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 12 companies overall, such as Shentel and CenturyLink. (Some might be "doubles", since many providers advertise home and business service separately.)
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 3.14 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 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.
Internet Statistics 2021
19.9% of consumers in Danville800 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 Danville, West Virginia
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Suddenlink Communications||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||39.1%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||17.5%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||96.1%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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 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.
Compare Danville to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Danville||5.5 Mbps||7||$0.21 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +528.9 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +143.3 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +155.1 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +164 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +156.6 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|