Internet Providers in Spencer, WV
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Residential Internet Statistics for Spencer, WV
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,200 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$54.44|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Spencer, West Virginia
Internet Access in Spencer, West Virginia
Spencer has 6 residential Internet providers, and 12 total providers including business and mobile service. There are 5 choices for wired Internet like cable and DSL.
The plans listed here are gathered individually by our data science and research team.
Coverage from the two most common companies, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Spencer.
39.58 percent of the Spencer area is still left with one or fewer options for Internet service. Accounting for all census blocks within city limits, the average resident will have 2-3 Internet providers to choose from. Areas that have more competition usually get lower prices and stronger speed as the companies will often upgrade their services to earn customers.
DSL is the top network type with coverage in Spencer worth considering. For more detailed results, enter your zip code in our search tool above.
Internet Statistics 2021
39.6% of consumers in Spencer3,000 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 Spencer, West Virginia
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Suddenlink Communications||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||62.3%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||1.1%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||90.3%|
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 Cap Issues Around Spencer
Data collected by our market researchers shows that many of the top providers in Spencer currently use data caps on residential Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue since subscribers view them as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting". Providers insist that they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the issue is streaming video, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Spencer to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Spencer||24.2 Mbps||6||$0.36 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +510.2 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.89 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +124.6 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +136.4 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +145.3 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +137.9 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.38 ( + $0.00 )|