Internet Providers in Ripley, WV

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Residential Internet Statistics for Ripley, WV
Internet Providers: 14
Internet Plans: 16
Fastest Speed Available: 2,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $65.17

Internet Access in Ripley, West Virginia

Broadband competition is above-average in Ripley compared to other parts of the state. There is an average of 4.18 providers serviceable in each census block. Ripley ranks at 175th on the "most connected city" charts. (As measured by number of companies available at each local address) Only 21.27 percent of the area are limited to fewer than two options so far as home Internet service.

Frontier Communications is an second choice, serving Ripley with 91 percent local availability and a maximum speed of 24 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't actually the only choice for Internet service in Ripley. fixed wireless providers such as King Street Wireless are able to reach 1 Mbps or more via wireless hardware. There are also 2 providers in Ripley with enterprise and smb products and services such as point-to-point connectivity and MPLS. We list all providers with business packages on their website.

Taking a look at network technology installed across the Ripley area, we see that the most prevalent physical wire Internet tech options are DSL and Cable, with 91.73% and 68.07% respectively. Traditional cable TV corporations are the main source for cable Internet and Wifi service, since they can use existing coaxial TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect customers to the Internet. Cable can often make sense for local residents because of the strong speeds in an attainable price range. Telephone providers are the main source for DSL Internet service, since DSL sends digital information over telephone wires. Compared to other copper cables, the twisted copper bundle makeup seen in phone lines results in lower performance compared to cable and fiber.

The data listed here is primarily sourced via FCC reports, and is enhanced using privatized databases and direct provider reporting to output more detailed listings than governmental websites. Speed and pricing data is sourced by our data experts, who collect tens of thousands of data points annually.

Viasat Internet is the most common overall. They offer coverage reaching near one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet has registered coverage to around close to one hundred percent of residents. The fastest download speed recorded for Viasat is 35 Mbps. HughesNet advertised packages as high as 25 Mbps. As a rule, anything above 10 Mbps is enough for streaming lower-quality video over WiFi, but becomes an issue when multiple people try to use modern services such as video chat and etc. You can peruse the availability map below to compare broadband options on a granular level.

  • There are 14 internet providers in Ripley with 9 of those offering residential service
  • Ripley is the 175th most connected city in West Virginia ahead of Evans, Cottageville, Kenna, and Sandyville, but behind Ravenswood.
  • The fastest zip code in Ripley for April 2021 is 25271. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Ripley, West Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
CAS Cable 2,000 Mbps Cable 4s
Suddenlink Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 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
Lumos Networks 3.0 Mbps DSL 45m 30s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Ripley, West Virginia

  • Frontier - DSL - 91.7% Availability in Ripley - Call For Speed Availability
  • CAS - Cable - 68.1% Availability in Ripley - Speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
  • Suddenlink - Cable - 49.9% Availability in Ripley - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 7.9% Availability in Ripley - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Lumos - DSL - 1.2% Availability in Ripley - Speeds up to 3.0 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Ripley - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Ripley - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Ripley

Ripley Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Ripley is the 175th most connected city in West Virginia ahead of Evans, Cottageville, Kenna, and Sandyville, but behind Ravenswood.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Jackson 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.

Approximately 79% of Ripley 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.

As of this month, 25271 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Ripley.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Jackson County, approximately 11,000 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 Caps Among Ripley Internet Service Providers

Many Internet providers have begun to increase the use of data limits to their residential broadband packages recently. This market trend is certainly true in the Ripley market, with Internet companies like CAS adding plans with data caps. It's not a major issue for most Internet subscribers, but is liable to be an issue for households who upload a large amount of high-def content. Caps with cable plans are generally in the neighborhood of one Terabyte, which is a problem for less than 1% of Internet users. CAS Cable customers are advised to double check data use policies before signing up.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Ripley

Provider Type Coverage Speed
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 1.0 Mbps
RT21NET Fixed Wireless 99.4%+ 75 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 91.7%+ Call For Speed Availability
CAS Cable Cable 68.1%+ 2,000 Mbps
Suddenlink Communications Cable 49.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 7.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Lumos Networks DSL 1.2%+ 3.0 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% Call For Speed Availability
CAS Cable Cable 38.0%+ 2,000 Mbps
Suddenlink Business Cable 27.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 11.8%+ 987 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 1.6%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Ripley to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Ripley 82.8 Mbps 9 $0.25 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +332.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +36.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +33.4 Mbps ) 14 ( +5 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +44.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +44.8 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )