Internet Providers in Oceana, West Virginia

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Residential Internet Statistics for Oceana, WV
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 7.77 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.38%

Internet Access in Oceana, West Virginia

Oceana has 5 residential Internet providers, or 10 when including business and mobile services. There are 4 choices for wired broadband such as cable or DSL.

Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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 187 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
Shentel 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 Oceana, West Virginia

  • Shentel - 99.6% Availability in Oceana - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Frontier - 78.4% Availability in Oceana - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Oceana - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Oceana - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Oceana

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Oceana is the 315th most connected city in West Virginia ahead of Iaeger, but behind Pineville, Welch, Mullens, and Gilbert.

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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Oceana

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Shentel Cable 99.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 96.0%+ 1.0 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 78.4%+ 115 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 37.6%+ 115 Mbps
Shentel Fiber 32.6%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Oceana to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Oceana 7.8 Mbps 5 $1.18 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +341.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +99.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +91.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +103.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +107.5 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )