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Internet providers in Charleston, WV

1. Optimum
94% available in Charleston
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

User Rating(1207)

Exclusive savings: Use FLOWER50 at checkout and receive $50 off your first month's bill. Valid through 5/31/24.

2. T-Mobile Home Internet
64% available in Charleston
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
245Mbps

Order online and get a $200 prepaid Mastercard when you switch to T-Mobile Home Internet.

3. Frontier
99% available in Charleston
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

Sign up for Fiber 2 Gig Internet and claim a $200 Visa Reward Card.

4. Verizon Home Internet
99% available in Charleston
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
300Mbps

User Rating(14)
6. Hughesnet
99% available in Charleston
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

7. King Street Wireless
99% available in Charleston
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1Mbps
8. Velocity Unified Communications
99% available in Charleston
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
1. Frontier
99% available in Charleston
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

Sign up for Fiber 2 Gig Internet and claim a $200 Visa Reward Card.

2. Optimum Business
54% available in Charleston
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

User Rating(0)
3. Hughesnet
99% available in Charleston
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

4. Zayo Group
57% available in Charleston
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. SEGRA
93% available in Charleston
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
6. Velocity Unified Communications
99% available in Charleston
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Charleston
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

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2. Visible
Available in Charleston
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

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3. Verizon Wireless
27% available in Charleston
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

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4. AT&T Wireless
100% available in Charleston
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G Speeds may vary

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0–5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email
  • Streaming music on one device
  • Searching on Google

5–40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device
  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime
  • Online gaming for one player

40–100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices
  • Multiplayer online gaming
  • Downloading large files

100–500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens
  • Downloading files quickly
  • Gaming online for multiple players

500–1,000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

Internet in Charleston by the numbers

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Average starting price
$45.00/mo

Average speed
54.3 Mbps

Average install time
8 days

Average installation cost
$60.91

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Average download speed
54.3 Mbps

Average upload speed
7.6 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
70.2 ms

Average jitter
244.0 ms

 

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Summary of Charleston internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
Optimum Cable 940 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Optimum
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 245 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for T-Mobile Home Internet
Frontier DSL & Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Frontier
Verizon Home Internet 5G Home 300 Mbps 4/5 View Plans for Verizon Home Internet
Hughesnet Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Hughesnet
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 1 Mbps N/A View Plans for King Street Wireless
Velocity Unified Communications Fixed Wireless 10 Mbps N/A View Plans for Velocity Unified Communications

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Charleston

Don’t worry, you’re not alone out there. Read some reviews from verified customers to get the real scoop on internet providers in Charleston.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Charleston

Don't worry, you're not alone out there. Read some reviews from verified customers to get the real scoop
on internet providers in Charleston.

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Haylea T | 04-14-2022

Worst customer service we have ever dealt with. Internet kept going out repeatedly. When we would contact them for help they would not assist our needs (considering my husband works from home) and hung up on us 3 times! Very rude, internet is absolutely terrible. No one was helpful. Switching internet services immediately.

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James E | 03-01-2022

Worst internet ever. Every time it rains or the wind blows the internet goes out. Always slow and we never get what we pay for. Customer service is a joke. Sent a person out and I told them it was an area problem and they charged me $60.00.

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Amy N | 02-15-2022

So expensive! Seemed reasonable when we first signed up but the price has nearly doubled since with no improvement or benefits. Now they are trying to charge us even more for excess data usage. E only reason we still have them is because I’ve been too overwhelmed by life to research an alternative. Avoid the suddenlink trap if you can!

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Haylea T | 04-14-2022

Worst customer service we have ever dealt with. Internet kept going out repeatedly. When we would contact them for help they would not assist our needs (considering my husband works from home) and hung up on us 3 times! Very rude, internet is absolutely terrible. No one was helpful. Switching internet services immediately.

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Amy N | 02-15-2022

So expensive! Seemed reasonable when we first signed up but the price has nearly doubled since with no improvement or benefits. Now they are trying to charge us even more for excess data usage. E only reason we still have them is because I’ve been too overwhelmed by life to research an alternative. Avoid the suddenlink trap if you can!

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James E | 03-01-2022

Worst internet ever. Every time it rains or the wind blows the internet goes out. Always slow and we never get what we pay for. Customer service is a joke. Sent a person out and I told them it was an area problem and they charged me $60.00.

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