Internet Providers in Ranger, WV

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Residential Internet Statistics for Ranger, WV
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $61.6

Internet Access in Ranger, West Virginia

There are 2.76 Internet providers per census block in Ranger. As a result, most addresses in Ranger will have at least 2-3 choices for Internet service, and residents can switch if dissatisfied with a local provider.

DSL providers like Frontier Communications deliver Internet services using telephone infrastructure. This is why DSL is marketed through telecommunication companies that bundle Internet access with landline phone connections. DSL network technology is available for 67.56 percent of Ranger homes. See the graphical tools directly below for insights into how the advertised speed, latency, and etc compare to actual speeds in the area.

We should note that since FCC data is only tallied up twice a year and only published six or more months after that, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies. We collect coverage data directly from many major Internet providers to help reduce the lag.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most common Internet choices in Ranger.

Aside from the Internet options listed above, Armstrong is another option to consider. They have coverage in 80 percent of the Ranger area. Wireless companies such as King Street Wireless are also worth considering, but the incumbent wired options are usually a better value so far as speed and pricing.

Internet Statistics 2021

700 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 Ranger, West Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Armstrong 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Armstrong 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 1m 11s
Armstrong 10 Mbps DSL 13m 39s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Ranger, West Virginia

  • Armstrong - Cable - 26.0% Availability in Ranger - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Armstrong - Fiber - 80.7% Availability in Ranger - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Frontier - DSL - 67.6% Availability in Ranger - Call For Speed Availability
  • Armstrong - DSL - 1.6% Availability in Ranger - Speeds up to 10 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Ranger - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Ranger - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Ranger

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Ranger is the 184th most connected city in West Virginia ahead of Salt Rock and Harts, but behind Hamlin, West Hamlin, and Branchland.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Lincoln 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.

Fiber Availability: 81% of people living in Ranger have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 58% of Ranger 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 Lincoln County, approximately 6,000 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 and Cord Cutting Around Ranger

Data collected by our research team suggests that common ISPs in the area place a limit on data use on home broadband plans. Data caps are controversial since users view them as a tactic to discourage "cord cutting". Providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the issue is the same: streaming services, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Ranger

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Armstrong Cable 26.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 1.0 Mbps
Armstrong Fiber 80.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 67.6%+ Call For Speed Availability
Armstrong DSL 1.6%+ 10 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Armstrong Cable 22.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Armstrong Fiber 87.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% Call For Speed Availability

Compare Ranger to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Ranger 57.4 Mbps 7 $0.86 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +358 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +61.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +58.8 Mbps ) 14 ( +7 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +70 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +70.2 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )