Internet Providers in Oceana, WV

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Residential Internet Statistics for Oceana, WV
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $95

Internet Access in Oceana, West Virginia

Oceana has 5 residential Internet providers, or 9 when including business and mobile services. There are 4 choices for wired broadband such as cable or DSL.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As you might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.

The plans listed on this page are manually collected by our data science staff. We have collected 167 Internet plans in Oceana since 2014.

Cable and DSL are the two primary broadband options within the Oceana metro area. They are fighting over the same subscribers at most addresses and competing on service quality. Cable performance is overall stronger. That said, overall performance found with either network type are comparable and which is "best" frequently varies from block to block based on the network quality in a given neighborhood.

In summary, broadband services could stand improvement in Oceana. Explore the map to understand which streets have more or less competition. For now, a relatively limited 600 Oceana locals have access to fewer than one options.

Internet Statistics 2021

600 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 Oceana, West Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Shentel 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 99.6%
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 78.4%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Oceana

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Oceana is the 354th most connected city in West Virginia ahead of Iaeger, but behind Gilbert, Mullens, Pineville, and Welch.

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

Approximately 900 people in Wyoming 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 78% of Oceana 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 Wyoming County, approximately 1,000 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 Oceana

Data collected by our market research team suggests that many of the common providers use data caps on residential broadband connections. Data caps are disliked since consumers see them as a strategy to stop video streaming. Providers explain that data caps are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the issue is over-the-top streaming, which easily eats up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.