Charles Town, WV High Speed Internet Service

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 6 choices for service in Charles Town, 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 Charles Town 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
1XfinityCable987 Mbps35 Mbps98.4%
2Virginia Everywherewireless25 Mbps3 Mbps100.0%
3FrontierDSL, Fiber115 Mbps115 Mbps71.5%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
6Telegia Communicationswireless30 Mbps15 Mbps33.2%
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Charles Town 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

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Charles Town compare to Jefferson County? The average speed in Charles Town is 64.09 Mbps which is faster than Jefferson County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the West Virginia average of 23.43 Mbps.

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Charles Town Internet Access Facts

  • The average internet download speed in Jefferson County is 22.8 Mbps based upon 1816640 samples taken in the past year

  • The average upload speed in Charles Town is 10.82 Mbps. This is 94.3% faster than the average in West Virginia and 6.7% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average download speed in Charles Town is 181.1% faster than the Jefferson County average and 97.8% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Charles Town is 10.82 Mbps. This is 61% faster than the Jefferson County average and 6.7% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 96.0% of Jefferson County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 4.8% of Jefferson County residents

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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 Charles Town 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 Xfinity as the top provider for Charles Town, West Virginia.

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

Click through to see how the Charles Town broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Barrackville, Carpendale, Cheat Lake, Madison, Richwood, Wellsburg, West Liberty

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

The following zip codes were used: 25414 and 25438

Who has the fastest internet service in Charles Town?

Xfinity with a download speed of 987 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Charles Town.

Is there DSL internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Charles Town - Frontier.

What is an internet data cap?

Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.

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 6 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Charles Town, WV residents.




Charles Town 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.


Xfinity

  • 260+ channels
  • Award winning voice remote
  • Customize your plan
  • Watch TV, DVR and OnDemand anywhere with the Xfinity Stream app
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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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