Internet Providers in Smoot, WV

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Residential Internet Statistics for Smoot, WV
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 3
Fastest Speed Available: 115 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $45.99

Internet Access in Smoot, West Virginia

Consumer choice between Internet providers is low in Smoot. According to FCC and our directly reported data, the average Internet user in Smoot has 0.93 options for broadband service.

Viasat Internet is the most widespread option for Smoot residents. close to one hundred percent of the Smoot area can receive access to them. HughesNet is the most common second choice in the area, with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of Smoot with Satellite Internet service. The fastest Internet package we've seen for HughesNet for Smoot is 25 megabits per second.

Frontier Communications provides a common second choice. They offer a top speed of 24 Mbps.

Looking at network tech installed across the city, the most prevalent wired broadband Internet connection infrastructures are DSL (92.74 percent coverage) and Satellite (close to one hundred percent coverage). DSL Internet service is transmitted via telephone wires, and is sold by companies like Frontier Communications that historically provided phone service. Compared to other copper cables, the twisted copper bundle construction seen in telephone wires has lower performance than newer wire types such as cable and several times less than fiber.

Broadband access stats here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from a mix of public government data from the FCC and privatized datasets we source from telecoms or via private sources. Averaged statistics regarding speed averages is sourced primarily from M-Labs, which is a speed test tool integrated into BroadbandNow and Google and Chrome queries. Our in-house market research team has manually filed pricing on 153 broadband deals in the Smoot market as of 2021.

Internet Statistics 2021

400 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 Smoot, West Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Smoot, West Virginia

  • Frontier - DSL - 92.7% Availability in Smoot - Call For Speed Availability
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Smoot - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Smoot - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Smoot

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Smoot is the 611th most connected city in West Virginia behind Rupert, Lewisburg, Alderson, Rainelle, 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 Greenbrier 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 Greenbrier County, approximately 12,000 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 Cap Issues Around Smoot

Data from our researchers shows that many of the common providers currently use data caps for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are controversial because consumers see caps as a strategy to discourage streaming. Providers maintain that they are a necessary strategy for managing network traffic. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming video, which easily uses 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Smoot

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Frontier Communications DSL 92.7%+ Call For Speed Availability
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% Call For Speed Availability