Internet Providers in Switchback, West Virginia

Most Popular Internet Providers in Switchback, West Virginia:

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  • 1. 1. Frontier
    94% Available
    94%

    Available

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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 - None required
  • 2. 2. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

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

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • 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 - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Shentel
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    50 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: Includes installation.
    • Price Range: $50 - $200
  • 5. 5. GigaBeam Networks
    6% Available
    6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    100 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Includes installation.
    • Price Range: $59 - $149
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    3 Mbps
    Download
    1.5 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-3mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. Verizon
    25.4% Available
    25.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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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 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
Shentel 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 100.0%
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%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Switchback

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Approximately 800 people in McDowell 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.

Fiber Availability: 100% of people living in Switchback have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 94% of Switchback 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 McDowell County, approximately 3,000 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 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.