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Internet Service in West Virginia

Only 83% of West Virginia residents have the ability to get wired or wireless high speed Internet at rates of up to 10 Mbps, making it the worst place to live for high speed Internet access.

In West Virginia, only 88.5% has DSL access; 70.6% has cable Internet, 97.2% has wireless Internet and a mere 1.9% of the Mountain State has fiber Internet, the lowest rate in the nation.

In addition, only 15.3% has the choice of 3 or more Internet service providers, giving users little choice in whom they go with.

Not surprisingly, 35.9% of those living in West Virginia are without Internet service, one of the highest rates in the school.

Broadband in West Virginia

CityProvidersAvg. Landline Speeds (mbps)Avg. WiFi Speeds (mbps)State Availability Rank*Country Availability Rank*Broadband Score
Alum Creek, WV12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A71
Ansted, WV112.77N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A43
Barboursville, WV114.91N/AN/A1.01N/AN/A72
Barrackville, WV153.23N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A73
Beaver, WV13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A72
Beckley, WV131.52N/AN/A0.15N/AN/A72
Belington, WV130.16N/AN/A0.42N/AN/A41
Benwood, WV112.04N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A69
Bluefield, WV121.90N/AN/A0.23N/AN/A72
Bradley, WV13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A72
Bridgeport, WV141.92N/AN/A0.24N/AN/A72
Buckhannon, WV120.65N/AN/A0.09N/AN/A43
Ceredo, WV111.04N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A66
Charles Town, WV122.79N/AN/A0.38N/AN/A72
Charleston, WV124.43N/AN/A1.02157571
Chester, WV112.53N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A70
Clarksburg, WV141.92N/AN/A0.24N/AN/A72
Coal City, WV13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A72
Crab Orchard, WV13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A72
Craigsville, WV13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A68
Culloden, WV11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A72
Daniels, WV13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A72
Dunbar, WV124.43N/AN/A1.02N/AN/A71
Eleanor, WV112.00N/AN/A0.27N/AN/A70
Elkins, WV131.76N/AN/A0.25N/AN/A43
Fairlea, WV12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A43
Fairmont, WV153.23N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A73
Fayetteville, WV112.77N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A43
Follansbee, WV122.90N/AN/A0.29N/AN/A69
Fort Ashby, WV12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A65
Glen Dale, WV112.04N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A69
Glenville, WV12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Grafton, WV133.45N/AN/A0.45N/AN/A69
Granville, WV142.85N/AN/A1.40N/AN/A73
Harrisville, WV110.40N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A37
Hinton, WV110.59N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A40
Huntington, WV114.91N/AN/A1.01N/AN/A66
Hurricane, WV112.00N/AN/A0.27N/AN/A70
Inwood, WV12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A72
Kenova, WV111.04N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A66
Keyser, WV122.66N/AN/A0.27N/AN/A65
Kingwood, WV110.61N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A63
Lesage, WV11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A72
Lewisburg, WV120.64N/AN/A0.54N/AN/A43
Logan, WV93.15N/AN/A0.51N/AN/A41
Mabscott, WV131.52N/AN/A0.15N/AN/A72
Madison, WV90.43N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A42
Mallory, WV9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A41
Mannington, WV153.23N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A73
Martinsburg, WV122.57N/AN/A0.46N/AN/A72
Milton, WV114.91N/AN/A1.01N/AN/A72
Montgomery, WV112.77N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A43
Moorefield, WV123.12N/AN/A0.13N/AN/A26
Morgantown, WV142.85N/AN/A1.40N/AN/A73
Moundsville, WV112.04N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A69
Mount Hope, WV112.77N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A43
Mullens, WV111.17N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A46
New Haven, WV103.08N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A40
New Martinsville, WV121.79N/AN/A0.13N/AN/A67
Newell, WV11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A70
Nitro, WV124.43N/AN/A1.02N/AN/A71
Oak Hill, WV112.77N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A43
Oceana, WV111.17N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A46
Paden City, WV121.79N/AN/A0.13N/AN/A67
Parkersburg, WV111.40N/AN/A0.45N/AN/A47
Parsons, WV110.31N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A38
Petersburg, WV130.29N/AN/A0.08N/AN/A60
Philippi, WV130.16N/AN/A0.42N/AN/A41
Pinch, WV12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A71
Point Pleasant, WV103.08N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A40
Princeton, WV121.90N/AN/A0.23N/AN/A72
Prosperity, WV13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A72
Rainelle, WV120.64N/AN/A0.54N/AN/A43
Ravenswood, WV113.14N/AN/A0.54N/AN/A45
Richwood, WV13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A68
Ripley, WV113.14N/AN/A0.54N/AN/A45
Romney, WV130.47N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A64
Ronceverte, WV120.64N/AN/A0.54N/AN/A43
Salem, WV141.92N/AN/A0.24N/AN/A72
Shady Spring, WV13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A72
Shepherdstown, WV122.79N/AN/A0.38N/AN/A72
Shinnston, WV141.92N/AN/A0.24N/AN/A72
Sistersville, WV11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Sophia, WV131.52N/AN/A0.15N/AN/A72
Spencer, WV110.22N/AN/A0.01N/AN/A42
Stanaford, WV13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A72
Summersville, WV13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A68
Terra Alta, WV110.61N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A63
Vienna, WV111.40N/AN/A0.45N/AN/A47
Wayne, WV111.04N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A66
Weirton, WV112.53N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A70
Welch, WV90.29N/AN/A0.03N/AN/A32
Wellsburg, WV122.90N/AN/A0.29N/AN/A69
West Liberty, WV93.27N/AN/A0.81N/AN/A70
Weston, WV120.59N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A45
Wheeling, WV103.27N/AN/A0.81N/AN/A70
White Sulphur Springs, WV120.64N/AN/A0.54N/AN/A43
Williamson, WV93.52N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A39
Williamstown, WV111.40N/AN/A0.45N/AN/A47
Winfield, WV112.00N/AN/A0.27N/AN/A70
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Broadband Service in West Virginia

Since 2009, the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey has been awarded $4,749,181.00 in federal dollars for West Virginia's "Broadband Initiative" program. West Virginia has awarded these monies to 7 organizations and departments within the state.

Cable companies are working to kill legislation that would bring fiber-optic network to West Virginia.