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The 10 BEST Internet Providers Providence, RI (for 2021)

Over 2,959 people in Providence have found the best internet provider with InternetAdvisor.

#1 Best Choice
97% Coverage
Customer Rating: 4.2/5

Verizon offers internet in Providence, RI.

Offering DSL Internet, Fiber Internet and Television.

  • The largest fiber-optic network in the nation
  • Synchronous connections allowing for equal download and upload speeds
  • Fiber, DSL, and wireless connections are all available based on your needs and location

Speeds up to

940 Mbps

Price starting at

$69.00/mo

2
99% Coverage
Customer Rating: 3.5/5

Cox offers internet in Providence, RI.

Offering Cable Internet, Television and Phone.

  • Access to over 650,000 Wifi hotspots nationwide
  • Stay connected from anywhere with the Panoramic Wifi App
  • Stay secure with Cox Security Suite, powered by McAfee

Speeds up to

1 Gbps

Price starting at

$40.00/mo

3
100% Coverage
Customer Rating: 4.4/5

HughesNet offers internet in Providence, RI.

Offering Satellite Internet and Phone.

  • National satellite Internet service provider with A+ BBB Rating
  • Free standard Installation included
  • Unlimited Data - No Hard Data Limits

Speeds up to

25 Mbps

Price starting at

$59.99/mo

4
100% Coverage
Customer Rating: 3.6/5

ViaSat offers internet in Providence, RI.

Offering Satellite Internet and Phone.

  • Built for rural areas without access to DSL, cable, or fiber lines
  • All that’s need to connect is a clear line of sight to the southern sky
  • Multiple plans with multiple speeds to meet any lifestyle and budget
  • Free standard installation on all new orders

Speeds up to

100 Mbps

Price starting at

$49.99/mo

5
70% Coverage
Customer Rating: 4/5

EarthLink offers internet in Providence, RI.

Offering DSL Internet and Fiber Internet.

  • EarthLink serves millions of customer nationwide
  • EarthLink offers no teaser pricing with professional installation
  • HyperLink provides fiber optic internet service with low latency and reliable speeds
  • EarthLink also offers security suites to protect your family and devices while online

Speeds up to

1 Gbps

Price starting at

$49.95/mo

6
Dish Network logo.
Customer Rating: 4.5/5

Dish Network offers television service in Providence, RI.

Satellite Television with over 80,000 On Demand titles.

  • DISH is ranked #1 in Customer Satisfaction by J.D. Power for the third year in a row.
  • 2-Year TV Price Guarantee.
  • Free Google Voice Remote and Smart DVR Included.
  • Record up to 16 shows at once.
  • FREE Standard Professional Installation

Channels up to

290+

Price starting at

$64.99/mo

7
DIRECTV logo.
Customer Rating: 4.5/5

DIRECTV offers television service in Providence, RI.

Satellite Television with HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax free for first 3 months

  • Best entertainement options for any sports fan over Cable TV, including NFL Sunday Ticket!
  • Includes local channels
  • Free upgrade to Genie HD-DVR
  • Free professional installation in up to 4 rooms

Channels up to

330+

Price starting at

$69.99/mo

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Providence, RI has a total of 7 providers including 2 Cable providers, 4 DSL providers, 5 Fiber providers and 1 Fixed Wireless providers.

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Top Internet Service Providers for Providence, RI

Best Overall Service Provider in Providence, RI

Verizon

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Best Customer Service in Providence, RI

Verizon

Totally Rad

Best Internet Provider for Gaming in Providence, RI

Cox

Very Good

Best Internet Provider for Streaming in Providence, RI

Cox

Very Good


Internet Service Map in Providence, RI


Internet Service Providers Ranked for Providence, RI

What are the best internet providers by usage in Providence, RI?

  1. Cox - 1 Gbps
  2. Verizon - 940 Mbps
  3. EarthLink - 1 Gbps
  4. ViaSat - 100 Mbps
  5. HughesNet - 25 Mbps

What are the cheapest internet providers in Providence, RI?

  1. Cox - Starting at: $40.00
  2. EarthLink - Starting at: $49.95
  3. ViaSat - Starting at: $49.99
  4. HughesNet - Starting at: $59.99
  5. Verizon - Starting at: $69.00

What are the best internet providers in Providence, RI?

  1. Cox - for Overall Usage
  2. Cox - for Fastest Speeds
  3. Cox - for Online Gaming
  4. Cox - for Streaming
  5. HughesNet - for Availability
  6. Verizon - for Light Usage

What are the internet providers with the widest coverage in Providence, RI?

  1. HughesNet - 100.00%
  2. ViaSat - 100.00%
  3. Cox - 99.10%
  4. Verizon - 97.40%
  5. EarthLink - 70.00%

What are the highest rated internet providers in Providence, RI?

  1. Verizon -
  2. EarthLink -
  3. Cox -
  4. HughesNet -
  5. ViaSat -

What are the internet providers with the fastest download speeds in Providence, RI?

  1. Cox - 1 Gbps
  2. EarthLink - 1 Gbps
  3. Verizon - 940 Mbps
  4. ViaSat - 100 Mbps
  5. HughesNet - 25 Mbps

Internet Service Details in Providence, RI

Capital of the state of Rhode Island, Providence has around two hundred thousand residents making it the state's most populous city. With over a million more in its metro area, Providence is a bustling and diverse city. The city has seen a steady year over year growth since the 1980s and it shows no signs of stopping. With so many new residents, the demand for high-speed internet has never been higher. Luckily, there are multiple providers in the area ready to meet that demand.

With such a large metro area, Providence has a comparably small amount of options when it comes to its residential internet providers. With that being said, the options it does have are strong. Cox, Verizon, HughesNet, and ViaSat are all in Providence using a mix of satellite, cable, DSL, and fiber networks. From Pawtucket to Johnston, there should be multiple options to choose from.

For most consumers, a wired connection is going to be preferred when choosing their provider. Cox and Verizon both offer wired internet connections with a majority of the city having one or both companies available. Between the two, Verizon has both the larger coverage area as well as the fastest average speeds in the city so it's going to be most peoples' first call.

If a wired provider is not available though, or you just want to see your alternatives, satellite internet providers ViaSat and HughesNet will also be available. Satellite internet can be connected almost anywhere with the only requirement being a clear line of sight to the southern sky. Once connected, you'll be able to surf the web, stream your favorite shows, and check your favorite social media sites.

Summary of Internet Providers in Providence, RI

All Internet Providers in Providence, RI

 ProviderTypeCoverageMax SpeedAvg Speed 
CoxCable, Television and Phone 99.10%1 Gbps302 Mbps
EarthLinkDSL and Fiber 70.00%1 Gbps374 Mbps
VerizonDSL, Fiber and Television 97.40%940 Mbps491 Mbps
ViaSatSatellite and Phone 100.00%100 Mbps30 Mbps
HughesNetSatellite and Phone 100.00%25 Mbps25 Mbps
Data provided by various data sources including the FCC. For more information please view our sources page.

Frequently Asked Questions about Providence, RI

Frequently Asked Questions for Internet in Providence, RI

Which provider offers the best internet service in Providence, RI?

Verizon is the best internet provider in Providence, RI, with download speeds up to 940 Mbps and pricing starting at $69.00.

How many internet providers provide service in Providence, RI?

There are currently 5 providers that offer internet service in Providence, RI.

What providers offer internet service in Providence, RI.

Verizon, Cox, HughesNet, ViaSat and EarthLink offer internet service in Providence, RI.

What is the cheapest internet provider in Providence, RI?

Cox is the cheapest internet provider in Providence, RI, with pricing starting at $40.00.

What provider has the fastest speeds in Providence, RI?

EarthLink is the faster internet provider in Providence, RI, with maximum speeds reaching 1 Gbps and average speeds of 374 Mbps.


Free wireless internet access points in Providence, RI

Fox Point Library

90 Ives St., Providence, Ri 02906

Providence, Rhode Island 02919

(401) 331-0390

Knight Memorial Library

275 Elmwood Ave., Providence, Ri 02907

Providence, Rhode Island 02919

(401) 467-2625

Mayor Salvatore Mancini Union Free Library

1810 Mineral Spring Avenue

Providence, Rhode Island 02919

(401) 353-5600

Mount Pleasant Library

315 Academy Ave., Providence, Ri 02908

Providence, Rhode Island 02919

(401) 272-0106

Olneyville Library

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Providence, Rhode Island 02919

(401) 421-4084

Providence Public Library

150 Empire Street

Providence, Rhode Island 02919

(401) 455-8000

Rochambeau Library

708 Hope Street Providence, Ri 02906

Providence, Rhode Island 02919

(401) 272-3780

Smith Hill Library

31 Candace Street Providence, Ri 02908

Providence, Rhode Island 02919

(401) 272-4140

South Providence Library

441 Prairie Avenue Providence, Ri 02905

Providence, Rhode Island 02919

(401) 467-2619

Wanskuck Library

233 Veazie Street Providence, Ri 02904

Providence, Rhode Island 02919

(401) 274-4145

Washington Park Library

1316 Broad Street Providence, Ri 02905

Providence, Rhode Island 02919

(401) 781-3136

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