Internet Providers in Princeton, WV

Residential Internet Statistics for Princeton, WV
Internet Service Providers: 5
Plans Start From: $34.99
Top Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Cable

Top Internet Providers in Princeton, West Virginia:

Showing 1 to 7 Providers

  • 1. Suddenlink
    84.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    84.3% Available
  • 2. Xfinity
    48.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    48.4% Available
  • 3. Frontier
    99.4% Available
    Call For Speed Availability: (855) 915-4111
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    99.4% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    23.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    23.5% Available
  • 7. 7. GigaBeam Networks
    77.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    77.4% Available

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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 115 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. Aside from home broadband, there are 2 providers in city limits with specialized enterprise and smb technologies like SD-WAN. The small business providers listed here include every local provider with explicit business packages on their website, but keep in mind that consumer-focused companies might have unlisted business packages as well.

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 99.39% 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 14 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

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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 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 23.5%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL -- 99.4%
2,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Princeton is the 146th most connected city in West Virginia ahead of Peterstown and Athens, but behind Rock, Bluefield, and Narrows.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Map of ISPs in Princeton

Princeton Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Compare Princeton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Princeton 30.4 Mbps 9 $1.13 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +551.3 Mbps ) 22 ( +13 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +142.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +169.3 Mbps ) 20 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +171.8 Mbps ) 27 ( +18 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +166.1 Mbps ) 11 ( +2 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )