Internet Service Providers in Reader, West Virginia

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Residential Internet Statistics for Reader, WV
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 0.13 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 86.82%

Internet Access in Reader, West Virginia

Reader residences have an average of 2.04 Internet providers to choose from. This is a pretty normal amount of choice for the US, since the majority of companies that sell Internet used to be cable TV and telephone providers, and most houses have long been equipped for both.

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 (formerly Exede) 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 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Reader, West Virginia

  • Frontier - 86.2% Availability in Reader - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 13.2% Availability in Reader - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Reader - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Reader - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Reader

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Reader is the 466th most connected city in West Virginia ahead of Middlebourne, but behind Paden City, Sardis, 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%+ 115 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 13.2%+ 1,200 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% 115 Mbps
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 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +349 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +107 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +99.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +111.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +115.2 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )