Sophia, WV High Speed Internet Service

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 4 choices for service in Sophia, 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 Sophia 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
1OptimumCable1000 Mbps50 Mbps80.7%
2FrontierDSL, Fiber115 Mbps115 Mbps60.5%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Sophia WV Internet Access Options

When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Sophia have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:

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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 Sophia of 10.45 Mbps are faster than the Raleigh County upload speeds and faster than the statewide average for West Virginia.

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Sophia Internet Access Facts

  • The average upload speed in Sophia is 10.45 Mbps. This is 87.6% faster than the average in West Virginia and 9.9% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average download speed in Sophia is 21.1% faster than the Raleigh County average and 8.4% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Sophia is 10.45 Mbps. This is 33.3% faster than the Raleigh County average and 9.9% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 98.4% of Raleigh County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 4.3% of Raleigh County residents

  • The average internet download speed in Raleigh County is 29.01 Mbps based upon 73840 samples taken in the past year

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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 Sophia 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 Optimum as the top provider for Sophia, West Virginia.

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

The following zip codes were used: 25827 and 25921

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

Click through to see how the Sophia broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Alum Creek, Benwood, Elkview, Granville, Moorefield, Ripley, Wayne

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 4 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Sophia, 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 Sophia?

Optimum with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Sophia.

Is there fiber internet service near me?

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




Sophia 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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