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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, WV11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A37
Ansted, WV102.77N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A34
Barboursville, WV124.91N/AN/A1.01N/AN/A64
Barrackville, WV163.23N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A65
Beaver, WV12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A38
Beckley, WV121.52N/AN/A0.15N/AN/A38
Belington, WV120.16N/AN/A0.42N/AN/A31
Benwood, WV122.04N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A61
Bluefield, WV121.90N/AN/A0.23N/AN/A63
Bradley, WV11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A37
Bridgeport, WV131.92N/AN/A0.24N/AN/A39
Buckhannon, WV120.65N/AN/A0.09N/AN/A35
Ceredo, WV91.04N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A32
Charles Town, WV122.79N/AN/A0.38N/AN/A64
Charleston, WV124.43N/AN/A1.02157538
Chester, WV102.53N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A61
Clarksburg, WV131.92N/AN/A0.24N/AN/A39
Coal City, WV11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A37
Crab Orchard, WV12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A38
Craigsville, WV11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A34
Culloden, WV10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A38
Daniels, WV12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A38
Dunbar, WV114.43N/AN/A1.02N/AN/A37
Eleanor, WV102.00N/AN/A0.27N/AN/A60
Elkins, WV131.76N/AN/A0.25N/AN/A35
Fairlea, WV11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A34
Fairmont, WV163.23N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A65
Fayetteville, WV112.77N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A35
Follansbee, WV132.90N/AN/A0.29N/AN/A61
Fort Ashby, WV10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A9
Glen Dale, WV112.04N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A60
Glenville, WV12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A17
Grafton, WV123.45N/AN/A0.45N/AN/A59
Granville, WV152.85N/AN/A1.40N/AN/A65
Harrisville, WV100.40N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A28
Hinton, WV100.59N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A31
Huntington, WV124.91N/AN/A1.01N/AN/A59
Hurricane, WV112.00N/AN/A0.27N/AN/A61
Inwood, WV13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A64
Kenova, WV101.04N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A33
Keyser, WV112.66N/AN/A0.27N/AN/A56
Kingwood, WV90.61N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A7
Lesage, WV12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A64
Lewisburg, WV120.64N/AN/A0.54N/AN/A35
Logan, WV93.15N/AN/A0.51N/AN/A32
Mabscott, WV121.52N/AN/A0.15N/AN/A38
Madison, WV80.43N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A33
Mallory, WV8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A32
Mannington, WV143.23N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A62
Martinsburg, WV132.57N/AN/A0.46N/AN/A64
Milton, WV94.91N/AN/A1.01N/AN/A37
Montgomery, WV102.77N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A34
Moorefield, WV113.12N/AN/A0.13N/AN/A7
Morgantown, WV152.85N/AN/A1.40N/AN/A65
Moundsville, WV112.04N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A60
Mount Hope, WV112.77N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A35
Mullens, WV101.17N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A36
New Haven, WV93.08N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A31
New Martinsville, WV111.79N/AN/A0.13N/AN/A33
Newell, WV11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A62
Nitro, WV124.43N/AN/A1.02N/AN/A62
Oak Hill, WV112.77N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A35
Oceana, WV101.17N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A36
Paden City, WV101.79N/AN/A0.13N/AN/A33
Parkersburg, WV121.40N/AN/A0.45N/AN/A40
Parsons, WV100.31N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A29
Petersburg, WV120.29N/AN/A0.08N/AN/A12
Philippi, WV140.16N/AN/A0.42N/AN/A33
Pinch, WV10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A36
Point Pleasant, WV93.08N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A31
Princeton, WV111.90N/AN/A0.23N/AN/A62
Prosperity, WV12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A38
Rainelle, WV110.64N/AN/A0.54N/AN/A34
Ravenswood, WV113.14N/AN/A0.54N/AN/A36
Richwood, WV11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A34
Ripley, WV103.14N/AN/A0.54N/AN/A35
Romney, WV110.47N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A7
Ronceverte, WV120.64N/AN/A0.54N/AN/A35
Salem, WV131.92N/AN/A0.24N/AN/A39
Shady Spring, WV12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A38
Shepherdstown, WV132.79N/AN/A0.38N/AN/A64
Shinnston, WV131.92N/AN/A0.24N/AN/A39
Sistersville, WV11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A32
Sophia, WV121.52N/AN/A0.15N/AN/A38
Spencer, WV110.22N/AN/A0.01N/AN/A34
Stanaford, WV12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A38
Summersville, WV11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A34
Terra Alta, WV90.61N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A7
Vienna, WV111.40N/AN/A0.45N/AN/A39
Wayne, WV91.04N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A32
Weirton, WV122.53N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A63
Welch, WV80.29N/AN/A0.03N/AN/A12
Wellsburg, WV132.90N/AN/A0.29N/AN/A61
West Liberty, WV93.27N/AN/A0.81N/AN/A62
Weston, WV120.59N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A36
Wheeling, WV113.27N/AN/A0.81N/AN/A62
White Sulphur Springs, WV110.64N/AN/A0.54N/AN/A34
Williamson, WV83.52N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A30
Williamstown, WV101.40N/AN/A0.45N/AN/A38
Winfield, WV112.00N/AN/A0.27N/AN/A61
* 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.