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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.

58.50%

Population with only 100.00 mbps speeds or less available.

32.50%

Population with only 25.00 mbps speeds or less available.

31.10 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

37

Average broadband score for West Virginia

Broadband in West Virginia

Largest Cities in West VirginiaProvidersMax Speeds (mbps)Avg. Speeds (mbps)Broadband Score
Barboursville, WV132.00 gbps1.00 gbps113.26 mbps33.52 mbps70
Beckley, WV111.00 gbps1.00 gbps55.48 mbps41.33 mbps56
Bluefield, WV152.00 gbps1.00 gbps134.58 mbps52.71 mbps76
Bridgeport, WV131.00 gbps1.00 gbps26.47 mbps7.10 mbps50
Buckhannon, WV111.00 gbps1.00 gbps45.30 mbps30.28 mbps46
Charles Town, WV92.00 gbps10.00 mbps28.24 mbps2.72 mbps24
Charleston, WV132.00 gbps1.00 gbps94.94 mbps32.66 mbps62
Chester, WV92.00 gbps10.00 mbps26.67 mbps2.27 mbps26
Clarksburg, WV131.00 gbps1.00 gbps33.12 mbps14.37 mbps54
Crab Orchard, WV101.00 gbps1.00 gbps47.30 mbps29.67 mbps46
Culloden, WV111.00 gbps1.00 gbps108.59 mbps27.40 mbps61
Dunbar, WV111.00 gbps1.00 gbps98.41 mbps30.43 mbps55
Elkins, WV121.00 gbps1.00 gbps40.19 mbps26.45 mbps45
Fairmont, WV142.00 gbps10.00 mbps29.77 mbps2.88 mbps46
Fayetteville, WV91.00 gbps1.00 gbps53.98 mbps34.51 mbps47
Follansbee, WV112.00 gbps10.00 mbps13.15 mbps1.95 mbps22
Grafton, WV92.00 gbps10.00 mbps26.56 mbps2.27 mbps26
Hinton, WV91.00 gbps1.00 gbps52.70 mbps33.12 mbps46
Huntington, WV142.00 gbps1.00 gbps70.29 mbps12.12 mbps65
Hurricane, WV132.00 gbps1.00 gbps95.38 mbps28.36 mbps65
Inwood, WV102.00 gbps10.00 mbps24.35 mbps2.15 mbps32
Kenova, WV10400.00 mbps25.00 mbps47.73 mbps3.44 mbps38
Keyser, WV102.00 gbps10.00 mbps26.22 mbps3.15 mbps35
Kingwood, WV8120.00 mbps3.00 mbps26.15 mbps1.69 mbps24
Lewisburg, WV111.00 gbps1.00 gbps50.40 mbps35.58 mbps52
Madison, WV111.00 gbps1.00 gbps108.59 mbps31.30 mbps64
Martinsburg, WV112.00 gbps10.00 mbps32.96 mbps2.86 mbps37
Moorefield, WV8100.00 mbps100.00 mbps16.96 mbps6.63 mbps27
Morgantown, WV152.00 gbps10.00 mbps26.44 mbps2.00 mbps50
Moundsville, WV112.00 gbps10.00 mbps22.57 mbps2.05 mbps31
New Martinsville, WV121.00 gbps1.00 gbps91.11 mbps29.52 mbps56
Nitro, WV112.00 gbps1.00 gbps111.32 mbps31.34 mbps55
Oak Hill, WV111.00 gbps1.00 gbps49.47 mbps24.77 mbps55
Paden City, WV101.00 gbps1.00 gbps109.20 mbps22.39 mbps51
Parkersburg, WV141.00 gbps1.00 gbps141.46 mbps25.99 mbps75
Philippi, WV1030.00 mbps4.00 mbps11.42 mbps1.44 mbps17
Pinch, WV91.00 gbps1.00 gbps121.20 mbps24.59 mbps51
Point Pleasant, WV111.00 gbps1.00 gbps99.42 mbps33.98 mbps57
Princeton, WV112.00 gbps1.00 gbps62.31 mbps31.95 mbps47
Ravenswood, WV131.00 gbps1.00 gbps122.68 mbps19.99 mbps61
Ripley, WV121.00 gbps1.00 gbps132.74 mbps42.33 mbps67
Shady Spring, WV101.00 gbps1.00 gbps53.17 mbps36.63 mbps51
Summersville, WV10101.00 mbps10.00 mbps19.52 mbps2.18 mbps41
Vienna, WV141.00 gbps1.00 gbps113.31 mbps24.67 mbps65
Weirton, WV132.00 gbps10.00 mbps20.73 mbps2.12 mbps35
Wellsburg, WV122.00 gbps10.00 mbps26.22 mbps2.04 mbps28
Weston, WV12101.00 mbps10.00 mbps18.20 mbps2.13 mbps37
Wheeling, WV132.00 gbps10.00 mbps19.18 mbps1.75 mbps34
Williamson, WV101.00 gbps1.00 gbps52.93 mbps35.79 mbps46
Williamstown, WV111.00 gbps1.00 gbps143.13 mbps27.08 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
Viasat25.00 mbps
Exede25.00 mbps
HughesNet25.00 mbps
Frontier13.19 mbps
King Street Wireless1.00 mbps
Suddenlink Communications613.14 mbps
Xfinity from Comcast142.62 mbps
Micrologic25.00 mbps
Shentel Telecom97.67 mbps
Spectrum50.00 mbps