Internet Providers in Wharton, WV

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Residential Internet Statistics for Wharton, WV
Internet Providers: 4
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $81

Internet Access in Wharton, West Virginia

Internet service availability and competition in the Wharton area is low in comparison with other West Virginia cities. 4.54 percent of local residents have only one or fewer options forbroadband Internet access at their location. So far as connectivity, Wharton ranks at 46th of 634 communities in the state.

Since FCC data is only collected biannually and only published 6+ months after that, availability shown here may not be complete. We collect coverage data directly from many ISPs to help fix this problem.

Shentel is also a commonly available broadband option for Wharton, offering Cable connections with coverage in 99 percent of Wharton.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most common Internet options in Wharton.

To summarize, Satellite and DSL are the most widespread kinds of broadband service around the Wharton area. The coverage maps and speed test data below illustrate how the real-world speed test results vary when comparing each of the zip codes and ISPs in Wharton.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Wharton, West Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Shentel 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Wharton, West Virginia

  • Shentel - Cable - 99.5% Availability in Wharton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Frontier - DSL - 96.0% Availability in Wharton - Call For Speed Availability
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Wharton - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Wharton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Wharton

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Wharton is the 46th most connected city in West Virginia ahead of Seth, Logan, Madison, and Oceana, but behind Danville.

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

Approximately 500 people in Boone 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 95% of Wharton 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 Boone 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 on Wharton Internet Plans

Internet companies have decided to add data "plans" to residential Internet plans recently. This trend is certainly true in the Wharton market, with local ISPs like Shentel featuring plans with data caps. It's not a major issue for the majority of customers, but is liable to be an issue for those who share the service with multiple other family or friends or techies who download a lot of HD or 4K content. Data caps on cable bundles tend to be about 1 Terabyte. This is way more than is used by 99% of subscribers, according to reports from Xfinity. Shentel customers in Wharton should verify data use policies before signing up.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Wharton

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Shentel Cable 99.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 96.0%+ Call For Speed Availability
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% Call For Speed Availability
Shentel Fiber 94.8%+ -- Mbps

Compare Wharton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Wharton 6.9 Mbps 4 $0.15 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +408.5 Mbps ) 16 ( +12 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +112 Mbps ) 17 ( +13 ) $0.16 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +109.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +120.5 Mbps ) 23 ( +19 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +120.7 Mbps ) 8 ( +4 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )