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Internet Providers in Ranson, West Virginia
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Internet Access in Ranson, West Virginia
Coverage data shows two major broadband service types in Ranson — coaxial cable (virtually one hundred percent availability) and DSL (94.33% coverage). Coaxial cable Internet is provided through TV corporations using pre-existing copper coaxial TV cables on telephone poles. DSL is delivered over twisted copper phone lines. The vast majority of Ranson street addresses have access to both cable service and/or DSL from at least two companies.
Keep in mind, since FCC data is currently only collected biannually and only made public 6+ months after filing, availability shown here may not be complete.
The average Ranson customer has 2 Internet providers that can service at their location. Competition is good for consumers. It results in two providers competing on pricing and service quality. This high level of competition isn't distributed evenly, however — as a surprising 5.84 of the local population still has only one option for true broadband service.
XFINITY from Comcast is also a commonly available Internet option in Ranson. They offer Cable service with coverage in near one hundred percent of Ranson. All Points Broadband is another alternative wireless service for 91 percent of the area. Keep in mind that this option requires roof access or proximity to a All Points Broadband access point.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the largest Internet providers in Ranson as measured by coverage. The more common providers often cover the same addresses around Ranson.
Internet Statistics 2021
5.8% of consumers in Ranson300 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 Ranson, West Virginia
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||99.7%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||94.3%|
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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.
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 and Cord Cutting Around Ranson
Data collected by our market research team shows that many of the top ISPs in the area use data caps for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since customers see caps as a tactic to limit "cord cutting", while providers insist that data caps are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which easily uses anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Ranson to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Ranson||135.1 Mbps||5||$0.15 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +399.3 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +13.7 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.16 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +25.5 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +34.4 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +27 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.19 ( + $0.00 )|