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< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Walker, West Virginia
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Internet Access in Walker, West Virginia
Consumers will find 11 Internet service providers (ISPs) operating in Walker. 3 of these are mobile providers.
The average Walker customer has 2 providers to choose from. This is a good level of competition. It means most residents have at least two providers butting heads on prices. This competition isn't universal, though. A surprising 58.67 of the local population still has only one option for broadband Internet service.
DSL Internet providers deliver broadband services using pre-existing telephone wires. This explains why it is sold through telecom corporations that historically offered phone connections. DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) is accessible by 67.51 percent of area addresses. Refer to the table on this page to get an idea of how provider-promised speeds line up with user-tested speedsrecorded by local subscribers.
Keep in mind, since FCC availability data is only collected biannually and only published six months later, availability shown here may not be complete. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help reduce the delay.
Viasat Internet is the most common overall. They have Internet coverage for near one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet, in contrast, has availability to around near one hundred percent of residents. The top download speed advertised for Viasat is 35 Mbps, while HughesNet offers up to 25 Mbps. In general, any speed above 10 Mbps is sufficient for streaming standard definition videos to devices on WiFi, but is likely to become challenging for multiple users or high-bandwidth services like video chat and multiplayer gaming. Explore our availability maps below to compare Internet options on a granular level.
Internet Statistics 2021
58.7% of consumers in Walker1,000 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 Walker, West Virginia
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|CAS Cable||2,000 Mbps||Cable||4s||15.9%|
|Suddenlink Communications||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||27.5%|
|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||64.9%|
|Armstrong||10 Mbps||DSL||13m 39s||11.1%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Walker
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.