Internet Providers in Spencer, West Virginia

Top Internet Providers in Spencer, West Virginia:

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  • 1. T-Mobile Home Internet
    63.9% Available
    63.9%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $55

    Speeds up to:
    115 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 115-115mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $50 - $55
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. Suddenlink
    73.5% Available
    73.5%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $19.99 - $94.99

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 10
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Includes standard installation.
    • Price Range: $19.99 - $94.99
    Deal
    There are 9 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. Frontier
    90.3% Available
    90.3%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $49.99 - $49.99

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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 30-30mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $49.99
    • Contracts: None required
  • 4. 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $49.99 - $199.99

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $39.99 - $149.99

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 6. 6. Ultra Home Internet
    63.9% Available
    63.9%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $59.99 - $289.99

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    Set up new service: Order Online
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $59.99 - $289.99
    • Contracts: None required
    Set up new service: Order Online
  • 7. 7. King Street Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    N/A

    Speeds up to:
    1 Mbps
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  • 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $75

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. Verizon
    96.5% Available
    96.5%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $55 - $65

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Spencer, West Virginia

Spencer has 7 residential Internet providers, and 12 total providers including business and mobile service. There are 6 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.

30.86 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.

Overall, Spencer's Internet situation follows a similar pattern to other West Virginia cities and towns: widespread access to cable and DSL service, with the catch that a majority of houses are stuck with one company for either type of Internet service. The cable/DSL pattern has a simple reason. Internet service providers are former television and landline telephone corporations, and use pre-existing wired networks for delivering broadband Internet service.

Internet Statistics 2022

2,000 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 73.5%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
T-Mobile Home Internet 115 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 11s 63.9%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Ultra Home Internet 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 63.9%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s 90.3%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Spencer

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Spencer is the 437th most connected city in West Virginia ahead of Grantsville and Walton, but behind Ripley, Elizabeth, and Sandyville.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Roane 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 69% of Spencer 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.

In Roane 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 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 13.3 Mbps 7 $0.40 ( + $0.00 )
New York 545.6 Mbps ( +532.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.31 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 161.3 Mbps ( +148 Mbps ) 20 ( +13 ) $0.22 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 180.9 Mbps ( +167.6 Mbps ) 19 ( +12 ) $0.22 ( $0.00 )
Houston 186.6 Mbps ( +173.3 Mbps ) 26 ( +19 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 179.1 Mbps ( +165.8 Mbps ) 10 ( +3 ) $0.36 ( $0.00 )