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Internet Providers in Hiawatha, West Virginia
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Internet Access in Hiawatha, West Virginia
As it stands, DSL is the only wired network type with widespread availability at addresses in Hiawatha proper. As of the latest data pull, it's available to around 94.63 percent of residents. DSL Internet service is delivered by phone wires you see on telephone poles, which is the reason it comes from telephone companies, such as Frontier Communications.
The broadband coverage information on this page is primarily sourced from provider coverage reports specific to the area, and is confirmed with private databases to output more useful results than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Speeds and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans each year.
Frontier Communications is an alternative to the primary providers, serving Hiawatha with a maximum download speed of 24 Mbps.
100 percent of Hiawatha residents (100 residents total) are limited to a single option for wired Internet service, or none.
According to the latest FCC filings and direct provider reporting, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Hiawatha as measured by coverage. As the interactive map below shows, the more common ISPs frequently compete at addresses around Hiawatha.
Internet Statistics 2021
100.0% of consumers in Hiawatha100 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 Hiawatha, West Virginia
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||94.6%|
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.
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 and Video Streaming in Hiawatha
Data collected by our researchers shows that top ISPs in Hiawatha place some sort of limit on data use for their residential broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue since customers see caps as a strategy to discourage video streaming. Providers insist data caps are a necessary tool for managing network congestion. Either way, the problem is streaming video, which easily consumes 1–7GB/hr.