Internet Providers in Reader, WV

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Residential Internet Statistics for Reader, WV
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $54.16

Internet Access in Reader, West Virginia

Internet service availability and competition in Reader is overall low. 86.82 percent of the population have only one or fewer choices for true broadband access at their location. Reader's connectivity ranks at 528th out of 634 cities within the state.

Frontier Communications is also a common broadband option for Reader, offering DSL service in 86 percent of the area. King Street Wireless offers an alternative wireless service to virtually one hundred percent of local residents, although it has to have roof access or proximity to a King Street Wireless tower or access point.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Reader's most widely available wired Internet choices.

We should note here that since FCC availability data is only collected biannually and only released six months after, availability shown here may not be complete.

To summarize, DSL and Cable are the most prevalent network types in the Reader area. The map and user speed test data seen below show how the real-world speed test statistics vary when comparing neighborhoods and providers in the area.

Internet Statistics 2021

700 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Reader, West Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Reader, West Virginia

  • Frontier - DSL - 86.2% Availability in Reader - Call For Speed Availability
  • Xfinity - Cable - 13.2% Availability in Reader - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Reader - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Reader - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Reader

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Reader is the 528th most connected city in West Virginia ahead of Middlebourne, but behind Sardis, Paden City, Proctor, and New Martinsville.

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 Wetzel 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.

In Wetzel County, approximately 8,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Reader

Provider Type Coverage Speed
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 1.0 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 86.2%+ Call For Speed Availability
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 13.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% Call For Speed Availability
Comcast Business Cable 1.6%+ 987 Mbps

Compare Reader to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Reader 0.1 Mbps 5 $0.28 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +415.3 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.52 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +118.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +116.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +127.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +127.5 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.29 ( + $0.00 )