Rhode Island

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Max Download Speed

1 Gbps

Average Download Speed

467 Mbps

Max Upload Speed

1 Gbps

Average Upload Speed

409 Mbps

Internet Service in Rhode Island

The smallest state in the nation and one of the least populated, Rhode Island has just over a million people within its borders. Because of its small size, it's also one of the most densely populated which is great when it comes to internet access. Because of this, internet service providers have been able to invest heavily in the state's internet infrastructure, making the ability to receive internet access almost universal. Regardless of where in the state you call home, there should be multiple ISPs ready to help you connect your home to the web.

Because of its high population density, much of the state is going to have numerous internet providers available. For most consumers, a wired connection is going to be the preferred way of gaining internet access. This is due to wired lines like cable, DSL, and fiber having faster transmission speeds while also generally being more reliable. Physical connections do not have to deal with poor service due to bad weather like many wireless connections deal with. In addition, technology like fiber can produce some of the fastest speeds in the nation which is why the demand for fiber has skyrocketed. Even if fiber isn't available though, cable and DSL lines are often able to produce comparable speeds, capable of handling 99% of customers' needs.

A wired connection is not the only option though. If for whatever reason, a wired connection isn't available, or you just want to check your alternatives, there are multiple fixed wireless and satellite internet providers in Rhode Island. Satellite, in particular, is almost guaranteed to be available. Companies like ViaSat and HughesNet can connect in 98% of the country via their geosynchronous satellites. These connections have a higher latency than wired but can still handle almost anything you could throw at them.

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Summary of Most Popular Cities in Rhode Island

PlaceProvidersMax SpeedAvg Speed
Providence, RI101 Gbps722 Mbps
Cranston, RI9940 Mbps800 Mbps
Warwick, RI10940 Mbps492 Mbps
Pawtucket, RI10940 Mbps826 Mbps
East Providence, RI9940 Mbps489 Mbps
Woonsocket, RI9940 Mbps291 Mbps
Newport, RI9300 Mbps60 Mbps
Central Falls, RI9940 Mbps882 Mbps
Albion, RI8100 Mbps25 Mbps
Barrington, RI8100 Mbps25 Mbps
Data provided by various data sources including the FCC. For more information please view our sources page.

Popular Internet Providers in Rhode Island

Advanced Corporate Networking
Aeronet Wireless Broadband
Birch CommunicationsBirch Communications
BullsEye Telecom
Cogent Communications Group
Full Channel

What are the best internet providers in RI?

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

What are the cheapest internet providers in RI?

  1. Cox - Starting at: $40.00
  2. ViaSat - Starting at: $49.99
  3. Spectrum - Starting at: $49.99
  4. CenturyLink - Starting at: $50.00
  5. HughesNet - Starting at: $59.99
  6. Verizon - Starting at: $69.00

What are the highest rated internet providers in RI?

  1. Verizon - 
  2. CenturyLink - 
  3. Spectrum - 
  4. Cox - 
  5. HughesNet - 
  6. ViaSat - 

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

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

All Cities in Rhode Island

CityProvidersMax SpeedAvg Speed
Albion, RI10100 Mbps25 Mbps
Barrington, RI11100 Mbps25 Mbps
Block Island, RI10100 Mbps25 Mbps
Bristol, RI11100 Mbps25 Mbps
Central Falls, RI11940 Mbps882 Mbps
Coventry, RI1125 Mbps25 Mbps
Cranston, RI11940 Mbps800 Mbps
Cumberland, RI11100 Mbps25 Mbps
East Greenwich, RI11100 Mbps25 Mbps
East Providence, RI12940 Mbps489 Mbps
Exeter, RI10100 Mbps25 Mbps
Foster, RI10100 Mbps25 Mbps
Glendale, RI10100 Mbps25 Mbps
Hope, RI10100 Mbps25 Mbps
Jamestown, RI11100 Mbps25 Mbps
Johnston, RI11100 Mbps25 Mbps
Kenyon, RI10100 Mbps25 Mbps
Lincoln, RI11100 Mbps25 Mbps
Little Compton, RI13100 Mbps25 Mbps
Manville, RI10100 Mbps25 Mbps
Mapleville, RI10100 Mbps25 Mbps
Middletown, RI11100 Mbps25 Mbps
Narragansett, RI1125 Mbps25 Mbps
Newport, RI11300 Mbps60 Mbps
North Kingstown, RI11100 Mbps25 Mbps
North Providence, RI1325 Mbps25 Mbps
North Scituate, RI10100 Mbps25 Mbps
North Smithfield, RI11100 Mbps25 Mbps
Oakland, RI10100 Mbps25 Mbps
Pawtucket, RI12940 Mbps826 Mbps
Portsmouth, RI11100 Mbps25 Mbps
Providence, RI131 Gbps722 Mbps
Prudence Island, RI10100 Mbps25 Mbps
Riverside, RI11100 Mbps25 Mbps
Rockville, RI10100 Mbps25 Mbps
Rumford, RI10100 Mbps25 Mbps
Saunderstown, RI11100 Mbps25 Mbps
Shannock, RI10100 Mbps25 Mbps
Slatersville, RI10100 Mbps25 Mbps
Smithfield, RI11100 Mbps25 Mbps
Wakefield, RI11100 Mbps25 Mbps
Warren, RI11100 Mbps25 Mbps
Warwick, RI13940 Mbps492 Mbps
West Greenwich, RI11100 Mbps25 Mbps
West Kingston, RI10100 Mbps25 Mbps
West Warwick, RI1225 Mbps25 Mbps
Wood River Junction, RI10100 Mbps25 Mbps
Woonsocket, RI11940 Mbps291 Mbps
Data provided by various data sources including the FCC. For more information please view our sources page.

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