Internet Service Providers in Walker, West Virginia

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Residential Internet Statistics for Walker, WV
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 6.32 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 2,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 58.93%

Internet Access in Walker, West Virginia

Consumers will find 10 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 59.76 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 (formerly Exede) 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

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Walker, West Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Suddenlink Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
CAS Cable 2,000 Mbps Cable 4s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s
Armstrong 10 Mbps DSL 13m 39s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Walker, West Virginia

  • Frontier - 64.9% Availability in Walker - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Suddenlink - 25.2% Availability in Walker - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CAS - 15.9% Availability in Walker - Speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
  • Armstrong - 11.1% Availability in Walker - Speeds up to 10 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Walker - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Walker - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Walker

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Walker is the 290th most connected city in West Virginia ahead of Waverly, but behind Davisville, Parkersburg, Mineral Wells, and Elizabeth.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Wood 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 40% of Walker 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 Wood 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Walker

Provider Type Coverage Speed
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 1.0 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 64.9%+ 115 Mbps
Suddenlink Communications Cable 25.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
CAS Cable Cable 15.9%+ 2,000 Mbps
Armstrong DSL 11.1%+ 10 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% 115 Mbps
Suddenlink Business Cable 28.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
CAS Cable Cable 19.3%+ 2,000 Mbps

Compare Walker to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Walker 6.3 Mbps 7 $0.35 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +342.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +100.8 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +93.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +105.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +109 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )