Internet Providers in Sophia, West Virginia
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Residential Internet Statistics for Sophia, WV
|Wired Internet Providers:||2|
|Average Speed Test Result:||112.96 Mbps|
|Top Advertised Speed:||1,000 Mbps|
|No Broadband Access:||51.83%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Sophia, West Virginia
Internet Access in Sophia, West Virginia
Information here is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual broadband coverage reports. We leverage direct reporting from providers to validate that data on a census block level. Pricing and plan data shown here is collected through our data division. Locally, we've collected and verified 197 broadband deals in Sophia in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 2 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.
Frontier Communications is an second choice to the primary providers. They offer 53 percent coverage and a maximum speed of 24 Mbps.
Taking a look at network tech installed in Sophia, the most frequently available wired Internet tech varieties are DSL and Cable, with 53.08% and 48.17% respectively. Cable connections are marketed by traditional residential television companies, using their existing coaxial cable TV networks. Cable often makes sense for Sophia residents due to the strong mix of speed and value. Telephone providers are the main source for DSL service, because DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," sends digital information over phone wires. Compared to other copper-based networks, the twisted copper makeup seen in telephone lines provides lower speeds and bandwidth compared to cable and several times less than fiber.
74.41 percent of households (1,000 residents total) have a single option for home Internet, or in some rare cases, none at all.
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Sophia so far as coverage. As the maps below show, these providers frequently compete at addresses in most neighborhoods around Sophia.
Internet Statistics 2021
74.4% of consumers in Sophia1,000 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 Sophia, West Virginia
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|Suddenlink Communications||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s|
|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 Sophia, West Virginia
- Frontier - 53.1% Availability in Sophia - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
- Suddenlink - 48.2% Availability in Sophia - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Sophia - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Sophia - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 in Sophia
Data collected by our research team shows that popular ISPs place a limit on streaming on residential Internet plans. Data caps are disliked since users view them as a tactic to limit video streaming, while providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the culprit is video streaming, which can use anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hour.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Sophia
|Frontier Communications||DSL||53.1%+||115 Mbps|
|Suddenlink Communications||Cable||48.2%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||100 Mbps|
|Frontier Business||DSL||100%||115 Mbps|
|Suddenlink Business||Cable||4.4%+||1,000 Mbps|
Compare Sophia to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Sophia||113 Mbps||4||$0.50 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||349.1 Mbps ( +236.1 Mbps )||15 ( +11 )||$0.46 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||107.1 Mbps ( -5.9 Mbps )||18 ( +14 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||99.7 Mbps ( -13.3 Mbps )||15 ( +11 )||$0.30 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||111.7 Mbps ( -1.3 Mbps )||21 ( +17 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||115.3 Mbps ( +2.3 Mbps )||9 ( +5 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|