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.

58.50%

Population with only 100 Mbps speeds or less available.

32.50%

Population with only 25 Mbps speeds or less available.

31 Mbps

Average internet download speed across the state

6.70%

Population with no wired internet access available.

93.30%

Population with wired internet access available.

28.00%

Population underserved with minimum service options available

20

Average broadband score for West Virginia

Broadband in West Virginia

Largest Cities in West VirginiaProvidersSpeeds (down/up)Speeds (down/up)Broadband Score
Barboursville, WV112 Gbps / 1 Gbps132 Mbps / 39 Mbps70
Beckley, WV91 Gbps / 1 Gbps65 Mbps / 50 Mbps56
Bluefield, WV142 Gbps / 1 Gbps142 Mbps / 56 Mbps76
Bridgeport, WV111 Gbps / 1 Gbps29 Mbps / 8 Mbps50
Buckhannon, WV91 Gbps / 1 Gbps53 Mbps / 37 Mbps46
Charles Town, WV82 Gbps / 10 Mbps29 Mbps / 3 Mbps24
Charleston, WV112 Gbps / 1 Gbps110 Mbps / 38 Mbps62
Chester, WV82 Gbps / 10 Mbps27 Mbps / 2 Mbps26
Clarksburg, WV111 Gbps / 1 Gbps37 Mbps / 17 Mbps54
Crab Orchard, WV81 Gbps / 1 Gbps56 Mbps / 37 Mbps46
Culloden, WV91 Gbps / 1 Gbps130 Mbps / 33 Mbps61
Dunbar, WV91 Gbps / 1 Gbps118 Mbps / 37 Mbps55
Elkins, WV101 Gbps / 1 Gbps46 Mbps / 31 Mbps45
Fairmont, WV122 Gbps / 10 Mbps33 Mbps / 3 Mbps46
Fayetteville, WV71 Gbps / 1 Gbps66 Mbps / 44 Mbps47
Follansbee, WV92 Gbps / 10 Mbps13 Mbps / 2 Mbps22
Grafton, WV72 Gbps / 10 Mbps31 Mbps / 2 Mbps26
Hinton, WV81 Gbps / 1 Gbps56 Mbps / 37 Mbps46
Huntington, WV122 Gbps / 1 Gbps80 Mbps / 14 Mbps65
Hurricane, WV112 Gbps / 1 Gbps110 Mbps / 33 Mbps65
Inwood, WV82 Gbps / 10 Mbps27 Mbps / 2 Mbps32
Kenova, WV8400 Mbps / 25 Mbps57 Mbps / 4 Mbps38
Keyser, WV92 Gbps / 10 Mbps26 Mbps / 3 Mbps35
Kingwood, WV7120 Mbps / 3 Mbps26 Mbps / 1 Mbps24
Lewisburg, WV91 Gbps / 1 Gbps59 Mbps / 43 Mbps52
Madison, WV101 Gbps / 1 Gbps117 Mbps / 34 Mbps64
Martinsburg, WV92 Gbps / 10 Mbps38 Mbps / 3 Mbps37
Moorefield, WV7100 Mbps / 100 Mbps16 Mbps / 7 Mbps27
Morgantown, WV132 Gbps / 10 Mbps29 Mbps / 2 Mbps50
Moundsville, WV102 Gbps / 10 Mbps22 Mbps / 2 Mbps31
New Martinsville, WV101 Gbps / 1 Gbps107 Mbps / 35 Mbps56
Nitro, WV92 Gbps / 1 Gbps133 Mbps / 38 Mbps55
Oak Hill, WV91 Gbps / 1 Gbps58 Mbps / 30 Mbps55
Paden City, WV91 Gbps / 1 Gbps119 Mbps / 25 Mbps51
Parkersburg, WV121 Gbps / 1 Gbps163 Mbps / 30 Mbps75
Philippi, WV8100 Mbps / 4 Mbps11 Mbps / 1 Mbps17
Pinch, WV81 Gbps / 1 Gbps133 Mbps / 27 Mbps51
Point Pleasant, WV101 Gbps / 1 Gbps107 Mbps / 37 Mbps57
Princeton, WV102 Gbps / 1 Gbps66 Mbps / 35 Mbps47
Ravenswood, WV111 Gbps / 1 Gbps143 Mbps / 23 Mbps61
Ripley, WV111 Gbps / 1 Gbps143 Mbps / 46 Mbps67
Shady Spring, WV81 Gbps / 1 Gbps63 Mbps / 45 Mbps51
Summersville, WV9101 Mbps / 10 Mbps19 Mbps / 2 Mbps41
Vienna, WV121 Gbps / 1 Gbps130 Mbps / 29 Mbps65
Weirton, WV112 Gbps / 10 Mbps22 Mbps / 2 Mbps35
Wellsburg, WV102 Gbps / 10 Mbps29 Mbps / 2 Mbps28
Weston, WV10101 Mbps / 10 Mbps19 Mbps / 2 Mbps37
Wheeling, WV112 Gbps / 10 Mbps20 Mbps / 2 Mbps34
Williamson, WV91 Gbps / 1 Gbps56 Mbps / 39 Mbps46
Williamstown, WV101 Gbps / 1 Gbps155 Mbps / 29 Mbps60
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Top 10 Providers (by Coverage) in West Virginia
ProviderAvg. Speeds
HughesNet25 Mbps
Viasat25 Mbps
Frontier17 Mbps
King Street Wireless1 Mbps
Suddenlink613 Mbps
Xfinity301 Mbps
Micrologic25 Mbps
Shentel Telecom98 Mbps
Spectrum68 Mbps
Community Antenna Service500 Mbps