Internet Providers in Princeton, West Virginia

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  • 1. Suddenlink
    84.3% Available
    84.3%

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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 10
    • Speed Range: 200-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Includes standard installation.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $143.99
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    There are 13 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. Xfinity
    48.4% Available
    48.4%

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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1200mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $29.99 - $95.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 2 Years required
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    There are 14 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. Frontier
    95.5% Available
    95.5%

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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 30-30mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $49.99
    • Contracts: None required
  • 4. 4. Viasat
    100% Available
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-100mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $64.99 - $249.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
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    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
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    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 6. 6. T-Mobile Home Internet
    23.5% Available
    23.5%

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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $50 - $55
    • Contracts: None required
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    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 7. 7. GigaBeam Networks
    77.4% Available
    77.4%

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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Includes installation.
    • Price Range: $59 - $149
    • Contracts: 1 Year required
  • 1. Frontier Business
    100% Available
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 30-115mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $59.99
    • Contracts: None required
  • 2. Suddenlink Business
    63% Available
    63%

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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 200-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Includes installation.
    • Price Range: $104.9 - $419.9
  • 3. Comcast Business
    37.3% Available
    37.3%

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    Speeds up to:
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-940mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Free professional installation when you order online.
    • Price Range: $69.99 - $279.99
    • Contracts: 3 Years required
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    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Comcast Business
    37.3% Available
    37.3%

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    10 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-300mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Free professional installation when you order online.
    • Price Range: $69.99 - $279.99
    • Contracts: 3 Years required
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    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 1. AT&T Wireless
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. Verizon
    100% Available
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
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    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. U.S. Cellular
    99.9% Available
    99.9%

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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-3mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $160
  • 4. 4. T-Mobile
    99.2% Available
    99.2%

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    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
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    0.2 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-0.768mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
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    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Princeton, West Virginia

3 Internet Service Providers, or "ISPs." can provide service to the average Princeton resident. In context, this is actually a lot of choice contrasted with similar-sized cities. Competition between two or more broadband providers in a city often results in better regional pricing.

The data listed here is primarily sourced from provider coverage reports specific to the area, and is against private databases to provide more useful resources than governmental websites. Speeds and pricing data is sourced by our research team, who collect tens of thousands of data points every year.

Frontier Communications is a common second choice, serving Princeton with a maximum download speed of 24 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only option for Internet access in Princeton. For example, fixed wireless providers such as GigaBeam Networks can offer 50 Mbps or more over direct wireless technology.

Taking a look now at network technologies with significant infrastructure built within the Princeton area, we see that the most common hardwired broadband Internet tech types are Cable and DSL, with 84.25% and 95.49% respectively. TV companies are the main source for cable home Internet service, since they can re-purpose their existing coaxial TV wires — which already connect to most homes — to connect customers to the Internet. Princeton-area customers of cable providers such as Suddenlink Communications often select cable because of the combination of low pricing for workable speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.) DSL is transmitted by twisted copper telephone wires on utility poles, and is sold by corporations like Frontier Communications that own copper phone lines. Compared to other copper-based networks, the twisted copper makeup seen in phone lines results in a lower bandwidth ceiling compared to more modern techs like cable and fiber.

According to the most recent FCC data and direct provider reports, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Princeton as measured by coverage. As the interactive map below demonstrates, the more common providers often overlap around Princeton.

  • There are 12 internet providers in Princeton with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Princeton is the 146th most connected city in West Virginia ahead of Peterstown and Athens, but behind Rock, Bluefield, and Narrows.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Princeton: Oakvale

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 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 Princeton, West Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Suddenlink Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 84.3%
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 48.4%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
T-Mobile Home Internet 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 23.5%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s 95.5%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Princeton

Princeton Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Princeton is the 146th most connected city in West Virginia ahead of Peterstown and Athens, but behind Rock, Bluefield, and Narrows.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Mercer 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 92% of Princeton 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 Mercer County, approximately 4,000 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 Caps Around Princeton

Data from our researchers shows that top ISPs in the area place a limit on data use for their home broadband connections. Data caps are disliked since customers see caps as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting". Providers explain that they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the issue is streaming video, which easily consumes 1–7GB per hour.

Compare Princeton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Princeton 37.9 Mbps 7 $0.32 ( + $0.00 )
New York 545.6 Mbps ( +507.7 Mbps ) 19 ( +12 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 161.3 Mbps ( +123.4 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 180.9 Mbps ( +143 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 186.6 Mbps ( +148.7 Mbps ) 24 ( +17 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 179.1 Mbps ( +141.2 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.39 ( + $0.00 )