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Internet Providers in Hinton, West Virginia
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Internet Access in Hinton, West Virginia
Hinton has a total of 6 Internet service providers (ISPs) marketing home connections. If you include business ISPs, there are 10 companies available locally,.
The information on this page comes via FCC reports, and is enhanced with privatized data sources to create more useful results than is available from the FCC directly. Speed and pricing data is sourced thanks to our research division, who collect tens of thousands of data points annually. There are a total of 359 Internet plans in Hinton from 2014 to the present, with 48 Internet plans currently available.
Viasat Internet has the largest coverage area in Hinton. The provider is available to practically one hundred percent of Hinton. HughesNet is also a common option, with coverage in practically one hundred percent of Hinton with predominantly Satellite broadband service. HughesNet's fastest plan in Hinton is 25 Mbps download.
Looking at network technology installed in the area, the most frequently available physical wire Internet technology infrastructures are Cable and DSL, with 66.61% and 86.92% respectively. Cable Internet is sold by traditional residential television operators, who use their already-built coaxial cable TV networks. Local subscribers to cable providers like Suddenlink Communications usually pick cable due to the combination of low pricing for decent speeds. (Compared to DSL at any rate.) Phone companies are the main source for DSL service, which makes technical sense because DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," transmits data over phone lines. DSL is outperformed by all other wired Internet services except dial-up.
For more info, click to initialize the map below and use the zoom tools to explore. The average amount of broadband competition is 1.65 providers covering each census block. This leaves 37.81 percent of consumers with only one choice, or no coverage at all.
Internet Statistics 2021
37.8% of consumers in Hinton2,000 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 Hinton, West Virginia
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Suddenlink Communications||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||66.6%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||300 Mbps||Cable||27s||3.6%|
|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||86.9%|
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 Cap Issues in Hinton
Data collected by our market researchers suggests that common ISPs in the area currently use data caps for their residential broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue since subscribers view caps as a strategy to limit "cord cutting". Providers explain they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which easily uses one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Hinton to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Hinton||53.6 Mbps||6||$0.47 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +480.8 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +95.2 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +107 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +115.9 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +108.5 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|