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Internet Providers in Switchback, West Virginia
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Internet Access in Switchback, West Virginia
As it stands, DSL is the only wired broadband network choice with widespread availability in Switchback. According to our latest data pull, it's available to approximately 94.03 percent of residents. DSL Internet is delivered by telephone wires on utility poles, which is why it is provided by landline phone operators, such as Frontier Communications.
Shentel is an alternative, serving Switchback with close to one hundred percent local coverage and a maximum download speed of 1,000 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't actually the only way to get Internet service for residents of Switchback. fixed wireless outfits such as GigaBeam Networks are able to offer 50 Mbps or more using direct wireless links.
According to the latest FCC reporting, 5.97 percent of Switchback residents (3 residents total) have only one choice for home broadband service.
Viasat Internet is the most widely available Internet choice for Switchback residents. close to one hundred percent of the Switchback area can get access to them. HughesNet is the most likely second choice, serving close to one hundred percent of the area with Satellite service. The fastest Internet plan we've found for HughesNet in Switchback is 25 Mbps download.
The Internet availability insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from a mix of public governmental data from the FCC and privatized datasets we collect from providers. Average statistics regarding speed and performance data is sourced from M-Labs, the speed test utility shown within our site as well as Google search results. Our market researchers have hand-validated package pricing and service data on 144 broadband plans within the Switchback market to date.
- There are 7 internet providers in Switchback with 5 of those offering residential service
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Switchback, West Virginia
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||94.0%|
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
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 and Video Streaming Around Switchback
Data from our researchers shows that some of the popular providers in Switchback currently place a limit on data use on residential Internet connections. Data caps are controversial because users see them as a tactic for limiting streaming, while providers explain caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the problem is over-the-top streaming, which easily uses anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.