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Internet Providers in Hamlin, West Virginia
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Internet Access in Hamlin, West Virginia
There are two broadband providers in Hamlin: Viasat Internet 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 359 Internet plans in Hamlin since 2014, with 43 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 Satellite (practically one hundred percent coverage) and Cable (92.75 percent coverage). TV corporations are the main source for cable home Internet service, because they can re-purpose their existing coaxial TV cables — which already connect to most homes — to connect subscribers to the Internet. Cable often makes sense for Hamlin residents due to the strong mix of speed and value.
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
12.7% of consumers in Hamlin300 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 Hamlin, West Virginia
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||23.9%|
|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||4.0%|
|Armstrong||10 Mbps||DSL||13m 39s||92.3%|
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 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.
Compare Hamlin to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Hamlin||32.2 Mbps||7||$0.37 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +502.2 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +116.6 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +128.4 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +137.3 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +129.9 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|