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Internet Providers in Princeton, West Virginia
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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.
Internet Statistics 2021
8.4% of consumers in Princeton2,000 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%|
|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 Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Princeton
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 )|