Internet Providers in Hinton, WV

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Residential Internet Statistics for Hinton, WV
Internet Providers: 10
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $52.54

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 332 Internet plans in Hinton from 2014 to the present, with 55 Internet plans currently available.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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 DSL and Cable, with 86.92% and 66.91% 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 37.84 percent of consumers with only one choice, or no coverage at all.

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 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
Suddenlink Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Hinton, West Virginia

  • Frontier - DSL - 86.9% Availability in Hinton - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Suddenlink - Cable - 66.9% Availability in Hinton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 3.6% Availability in Hinton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Hinton - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Hinton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Hinton

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Hinton is the 390th most connected city in West Virginia ahead of Shady Spring, Alderson, and Ballard, but behind Daniels and Cool Ridge.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 3,000 people in Summers 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 62% of Hinton 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 Summers County, approximately 8,000 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Hinton

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Frontier Communications DSL 86.9%+ 115 Mbps
Suddenlink Communications Cable 66.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
GigaBeam Networks Fixed Wireless 7.2%+ 50 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 3.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% 115 Mbps
Suddenlink Business Cable 49.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
GigaBeam Networks Fixed Wireless 27.3%+ 75 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 7.4%+ 600 Mbps

Compare Hinton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Hinton 29.8 Mbps 6 $0.29 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +385.6 Mbps ) 14 ( +8 ) $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +89.1 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +86.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.38 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +97.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +97.8 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )