Percentage with access to 100 Mbps download or faster
Percentage with access to
1 Gbps download or faster
Average Mbps download speed
Being close to a metro area means that you might have access to a larger pool of fast internet options. Below are the top 3 metro locations per state.
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria – Population 6,249,950
Huntington-Ashland – Population 352,823
Hagerstown-Martinsburg – Population 268,049
The largest metro area in West Virginia is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria with a population of 6,249,950.00. This is followed by the Huntington-Ashland metro area, with a population of 352,823.00. This matters because according to the FCC data, areas with the highest population density tend to offer higher speeds and have access to more Internet providers.
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83% get DSL
76% get Cable
3% get Fiber
100% get Satellite
Broadband government information
In partnership with the Appalachian Transportation Institute, the West Virginia GIS Technical Center, and the Regional Planning Councils, the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey proposes to undertake community-level research to assess and investigate areas with low broadband adoption rates and then develop a statewide plan to improve broadband adoption.
WV Internet news
As part of a longstanding project to connect essential community anchor institutions across the country, and facilitate closer collaboration and long-term benefits for education, research, healthcare, public safety, and government services, the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID) proposes a comprehensive 50-state network benefitting approximately 121,000 community anchors.