Internet Service Providers in Hamlin, West Virginia

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Residential Internet Statistics for Hamlin, WV
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 52.17 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 7.18%

Internet Access in Hamlin, West Virginia

There are two broadband providers in Hamlin: Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service, with download speeds up to 35 Mbps and coverage in virtually one hundred percent of the area. As for HughesNet, they provide Satellite, with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of Hamlin.

The information on this page is primarily sourced from provider coverage reports, and is enhanced through privatized databases to provide more useful results than governmental websites. Speed and pricing data is sourced by our research team, who gather tens of thousands of data points annually. There are a total of 314 Internet plans in Hamlin since 2014, with 47 Internet or bundled plans currently available.

In terms of network technologies available the area, we see that the most common hardwired broadband technology options are DSL and Cable, with 92.26% and 92.75% respectively. TV providers are the main source for cable home Internet service, because they can re-purpose pre-existing coaxial TV cables — which already connect to most homes — to connect subscribers to the Internet. Cable can often make sense for local residents because of the strong speeds in an attainable price range. Telephone companies usually offer DSL service, which makes technical sense because DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," transmits Internet data via telephone wires. DSL underperforms when compared with all major wired broadband services except dial-up.

The average Hamlin household will find 3 companies at a given address. Only 12.73 percent of the Hamlin population have one choice for home Internet.

While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, Armstrong is also in Hamlin with a maximum speed of 1,000 Mbps. Fixed wireless plans from brands like King Street Wireless can connect their subscribers to as much as 1 Mbps via direct wireless hardware. Explore the interactive map to compare broadband coverage at a granular level, and check our speed data to compare how local ISPs compare in real-world speed tests.

Internet Statistics 2021

300 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 Hamlin, West Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Armstrong 1,000 Mbps Cable and DSL 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 Hamlin, West Virginia

  • Armstrong - 92.8% Availability in Hamlin - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 23.9% Availability in Hamlin - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Frontier - 4.0% Availability in Hamlin - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Hamlin - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Hamlin - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Hamlin

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Hamlin is the 3rd most connected city in West Virginia ahead of West Hamlin, Culloden, Branchland, Ranger, and Salt Rock.

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 87% of Hamlin 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.

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 Caps in Hamlin

Many Internet providers have moved to add data "plans" to their residential Internet packages recently. The trend is certainly true in the Hamlin market, with local providers like Armstrong selling capped plans. This won't matter for the majority of Internet subscribers, but it may affect those that upload a large amount of high-def video. Caps with cable plans tend to be about 1 Terabyte, which is an issue for less than one percent of customers. Armstrong customers are advised to double check data use policies before signing up, and not assume them based on online statements.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Hamlin

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Armstrong Cable and DSL 92.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 1.0 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 23.9%+ 1,200 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 4.0%+ 115 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Armstrong Cable and Fiber 89.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 16.7%+ 987 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 7.1%+ 115 Mbps

Compare Hamlin to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Hamlin 52.2 Mbps 7 $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +296.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +54.9 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +47.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +59.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +63.1 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.25 ( + $0.00 )