Best Buckhannon Internet Service Providers

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 5 choices for service in Buckhannon, WV that meet this minimum speed threshold. Of course, many households will find this minimum speed is not sufficient for their needs, especially if they often have multiple downloads occurring simultaneously.
We aim to help you find the best choice when shopping for high speed internet service in Buckhannon by using our ranking algorithm that takes into consideration the upload speed, download speed, coverage area and overall value. A summary of our results is as follows:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1Micrologicwireless50 Mbps10 Mbps100.0%
2OptimumCable300 Mbps30 Mbps74.2%
3FrontierDSL, Fiber115 Mbps115 Mbps88.3%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Buckhannon WV Internet Access Options

Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.

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Broadband Internet Speeds

For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Buckhannon of 2.56 Mbps are slower than the Upshur County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for West Virginia.

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Buckhannon Internet Access Facts

  • The average upload speed in Buckhannon is 2.56 Mbps. This is 0.4% slower than the Upshur County average and 77.9% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 76.7% of Upshur County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 0.6% of Upshur County residents

  • The average internet download speed in Upshur County is 12.74 Mbps based upon 31328 samples taken in the past year

  • The average download speed in Buckhannon is 26.4% slower than the average in West Virginia and 46.8% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average internet download speed in Buckhannon is 17.25 Mbps based upon 29040 measurements taken in the last 12 months

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Internet Access Technologies

DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Buckhannon residents who have access to each of these technology types.


Internet Service FAQs

Who has the best internet service near me?

Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Micrologic as the top provider for Buckhannon, West Virginia.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Buckhannon, West Virginia?

The following zip codes were used: 26201

How do the internet speeds in Buckhannon compare to other cities in West Virginia?

Click through to see how the Buckhannon broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Bruno, Fayetteville, Glen Dale, Hamlin, Hinton, Lewisburg, Logan

What is fixed wireless internet service?

Fixed wireless internet is typical used in rural areas where there are no buried telephone or cable lines. An antenna is attached to the home or business which transmits and receives data from access point towers. Download speeds are typically much better than with satellite.

How many broadband service providers are there near me?

Currently there are 5 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Buckhannon, WV residents.

What is Mbps?

Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.

What is fiber internet service?

Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.

Who has the fastest internet service in Buckhannon?

Optimum with a download speed of 300 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Buckhannon.

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Buckhannon - Frontier.




Buckhannon Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services

Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.


Optimum

  • 410+ channels
  • Voice activated remote control
  • Customize your plan
  • Optimum entertainment experience available on the new Apple TV in 4K
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DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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