Internet Providers in Sandstone, WV

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Residential Internet Statistics for Sandstone, WV
Internet Providers: 3
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $54.99

Internet Access in Sandstone, West Virginia

Information here is drawn from the FCC's bi-annual provider coverage reporting. BroadbandNow leverages direct reporting from providers and other private data to validate that information, down to the census block or lit address level. Plane and pricing data on this page is collected manually by our data science division. BroadbandNow has aggregated 184 bundled Internet plans in Sandstone since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 3 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

Being trapped with one Internet company isn't an issue in Sandstone, seeing as there aren't any true broadband providers to speak of. (Defined as wired service offering speeds meeting the FCC 25 Mbps and 3 Mbps upload performance benchmark.)

Satellite and mobile LTE both provide backup Internet access choices for locals who can't access cable or DSL service.

The main issue with wireless service being such a prominent Internet option is that, compared to cable, wireless service provides lower speeds, higher prices, and data limits. This makes wireless challenging to use for activities like Hulu, video chat, and any other bandwidth-heavy modern applications.

According to the most recent FCC data, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Sandstone so far as coverage area. As the map below demonstrates, these providers often overlap in different neighborhoods around Sandstone.

Internet Statistics 2021

400 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 Sandstone, 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

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Sandstone, West Virginia

  • Xfinity - Cable - 5.6% Availability in Sandstone - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sandstone - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sandstone - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sandstone

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Sandstone is the 579th most connected city in West Virginia behind Daniels, Shady Spring, Hinton, Alderson, and Meadow Bridge.

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 Summers 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 Summers 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.

Data Caps Around Sandstone

Data collected by our researchers suggests that popular providers place some sort of limit on data use on home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since users view them as a tactic to stop video streaming, while providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network congestion. In either case, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which easily consumes anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Sandstone

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 5.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 100% 600 Mbps

Compare Sandstone to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Sandstone 3.8 Mbps 3 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +411.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +12 ) $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +115.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +14 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +112.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +12 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +123.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +20 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +123.8 Mbps ) 8 ( +5 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )