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West Virginia Internet Access

Internet Connectivity in WV

^ An estimated 1,189,622 West Virginia residents are connected to the Internet either at home, work, elsewhere or at multiple locations [1].

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Internet Availability in WV

^ Collectively (all cities), 71.2% of all West Virginia residents live in a household where Internet is available, which ranks 43rd in the nation [2].

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West Virginia Internet Speeds

Landline Internet Speed in West Virginia

  • Median Landline Internet speeds in WV [3]
    • Median download speed: 3.31 Mb/s
    • Median upload speed: 0.92 Mb/s
    • Maximum download speed: 9.2 Mb/s
    • Maximum upload speed: 3.32 Mb/s

Landline Internet Speed: West Virginia vs. the U.S.

How West Virginia landline Internet speeds compare to the rest of the nation [4].


Wireless Internet Speed in West Virginia

  • Median Wireless Internet speeds in WV [3]
    • Median download speed: 1.98 Mb/s
    • Median upload speed: 0.84 Mb/s
    • Maximum download speed: 6.2 Mb/s
    • Maximum upload speed: 1.58 Mb/s

Wireless Internet Speed: West Virginia vs. the U.S.

How West Virginia wireless Internet speeds compare to the rest of the nation [4].


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Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in West Virginia

Landline Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in WV

Internet Service Provider (ISP)Type of Internet Service OfferedMaximum advertised download speedMaximum advertised upload speed
Asymmetric DSL10 Mb/s - 25 Mb/s1.5 Mb/s - 3 Mb/s
Cable Modem100 Mb/s - 1 Gb/s6 Mb/s - 10 Mb/s

Wireless Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in WV

Internet Service Provider (ISP)Type of Internet Service OfferedMaximum advertised download speedMaximum advertised upload speed
Wireless768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s200 Kb/s - 768 Kb/s
Wireless3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s
Wireless3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s1.5 Mb/s - 3 Mb/s

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West Virginia Internet Statistics

West Virginia Internet Connectivity

West Virginia: 64.2% of residents are connected, with 17.2% of the population connected on multiple devices [1].


Connected to the Internet in West Virginia


  • West Virginia Internet Connectivity [1]
    • It is estimated that 1,189,622 West Virginia residents are connected to the Internet either at home, work, or elsewhere, or they are connected at multiple locations.
    • It is estimated that 665,225 West Virginia residents are not connected to the Internet at all. This includes not being connected at home, work, or elsewhere.

  • West Virginia Internet Availability [2]
    • It is estimated that 1,319,332 West Virginia residents live in a household where Internet is available.

Household Income in West Virginia

West Virginia: The median household income is $40,937; and 18% of households are below poverty level [6].


West Virginia Internet Access Facts & ISP Statistics

West Virginia Home Internet Speed

  • When comparing home (landline) and mobile Internet speeds in WV, median download speeds are 1.17 times higher for home (landline) & median upload speeds are 2.55 times higher for home (landline).
  • Home Internet Speeds in WV [5]
    • Median Home Download Speed: 5.05 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 1.61 Mb/s - 10.75 Mb/s
    • Median Home Upload Speed: 0.98 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.37 Mb/s - 1.93 Mb/s
  • Mobile Internet Speeds in WV [5]
    • Median Mobile Download Speed: 1.98 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 0.79 Mb/s - 6.2 Mb/s
    • Median Mobile Upload Speed: 0.84 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.36 Mb/s - 1.58 Mb/s

West Virginia Internet Connectivity


  • Connected to the Internet in the state of West Virginia [1]: 64.2% of WV residents are connected to the Internet in one or more locations on one or more devices.
    • The 64.2% mark ranks West Virginia 46th in the nation in total Internet connectivity.
    • 31.1% of residents are connected to the Internet only at home.
    • 5% are not connected at home, but are connected elsewhere.
    • 10.9% are connected at home and elsewhere on one device.
    • 17.2% are connected at home and elsewhere on more than one device.
    • 35.9% are not connected to the Internet at all.

  • West Virginia Internet Availability [2]
    • 71.2% of WV residents have access to the Internet at home.
    • This ranks West Virginia 43rd in the country.

West Virginia Business Internet Speed Data

  • When comparing home and business Internet speeds in WV, median download speeds are 1.03 times higher for business & median upload speeds are 0.42 times higher for business.
  • Business Internet Speeds in WV [5]
    • Median Business Download Speed: 2.12 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 1 Mb/s - 10.55 Mb/s
    • Median Business Upload Speed: 1.01 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.33 Mb/s - 5.63 Mb/s
  • Small Business Internet Speeds in WV [5]
    • Median Small Business Download Speed: 2.76 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 1.25 Mb/s - 6.29 Mb/s
    • Median Small Business Upload Speed: 0.78 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.53 Mb/s - 2.4 Mb/s

Additional information about West Virginia

About West Virginia

West Virginia has a population of approximately 1,852,994, which ranks 38th in the U.S. among all states. [6]

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More about West Virginia Internet Access

For more information about West Virginia Internet Service Providers, or for additional resources regarding WV Internet service overall, visit West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey.

More About West Virginia

Of all residents in West Virginia, 76% have a high school diploma or higher, and 16% have a bachelor's degree or higher [6].

West Virginia Cities

ZIP Codes in WV


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References

1. ^ Bureau of Labor Statistics & Bureau of Census

2. ^ United States Census Bureau

3. ^ Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

4. ^ FCC & National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

5. ^ National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

6. ^ NTIA & U.S. Census Bureau