Internet Providers in White Oak, WV

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Residential Internet Statistics for White Oak, WV
Internet Providers: 4
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $50.5

Internet Access in White Oak, West Virginia

White Oak currently has two main wired Internet service providers (ISPs): Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider, with speeds up to 100 Mbps and coverage for virtually one hundred percent of the area. As for HughesNet, they offer Satellite, with coverage for close to one hundred percent of the area.

3.21 percent of households are limited to only one option for wired Internet service, or none at all.

The data on this page comes via FCC coverage reports specific to White Oak. Then, it is confirmed with private data sources and direct provider reporting to create more accurate results than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Speed and pricing data is generated by our data team, who collect thousands of plans every year.

In terms of network technologies available within the area, the most frequently available physical wire broadband Internet tech types are Cable and DSL, with 98.57% and 98.21% respectively. TV corporations are the main source for cable home Internet, because they can utilize existing coaxial TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect subscribers to the Internet. Cable can often make sense for White Oak residents due to the strong speeds in an attainable price range. DSL service is transmitted over twisted copper telephone wires, and comes from corporations like Frontier Communications that own phone lines. Compared to other copper-based networks, the twisted and bundled copper makeup of phone lines has lower performance compared to more modern techs like cable and significantly less than fiber.

While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, Suddenlink Communications also serves White Oak with coverage for 98 percent of residents and a recorded maximum speed of 1,000 Mbps. See the interactive map on this page to see how many options are available at the census block level.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In White Oak, West Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Suddenlink Communications 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 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in White Oak, West Virginia

  • Suddenlink - Cable - 98.6% Availability in White Oak - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Frontier - DSL - 98.2% Availability in White Oak - Call For Speed Availability
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in White Oak - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in White Oak - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For White Oak

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White Oak is the 226th most connected city in West Virginia ahead of Cool Ridge, Shady Spring, and Hinton, but behind Daniels and Beaver.

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 Raleigh 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 97% of White Oak 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 Raleigh 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.

Data Caps on White Oak Internet Plans

Internet companies have decided to impose "data caps" to residential broadband plans as of late. This trend holds true in White Oak, with local Internet choices like Suddenlink advertising capped plans. It's not a major issue for the majority of residents, but can be an issue for those who consume a lot of high-def content. Caps on cable bundles tend to be about 1 Terabyte, which is an issue for less than 1% of Internet users, according to reports from Comcast. Potential Suddenlink Communications customers are advised to double check data limits before signing up. Do not presume them based soley on online statements.

Summary Of Internet Providers In White Oak

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Suddenlink Communications Cable 98.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 98.2%+ Call For Speed Availability
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% Call For Speed Availability
Suddenlink Business Cable 99.8%+ 1,000 Mbps