Internet Providers in Rhode Island

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Rhode Island, the nation’s smallest state, is one of the original Colonies and the last Colony to become a state. Despite its size, it boasts over 400 miles of coastline and is also a well-connected state where residents have access to at least two broadband internet providers statewide. Enter your city below to find the best internet plans and prices near you.

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Internet Coverage in Rhode Island

5

providers available

100%

can access a broadband service

99%

of the population has speeds of 100+ Mbps

99%

of the population has speeds of 250+ Mbps

0%

of the population has speeds of 1000+ Mbps

State coverage by connection type

85%

Fiber access

98%

Cable access

80%

DSL access

100%

Satellite access

ProviderAverage Download SpeedMax Download SpeedServiceability %Connection Types
Cox975 Mbps1000 Mbps34%Cable, Fiber
Spectrum940 Mbps940 Mbps1%Cable
Viasat84 Mbps100 Mbps29%Satellite
HughesNet25 Mbps25 Mbps28%Satellite
ProviderCox
Average Download Speed975 Mbps
Max Download Speed1000 Mbps
Serviceability %34%
Connection TypesCable, Fiber
ProviderSpectrum
Average Download Speed940 Mbps
Max Download Speed940 Mbps
Serviceability %1%
Connection TypesCable
ProviderViasat
Average Download Speed84 Mbps
Max Download Speed100 Mbps
Serviceability %29%
Connection TypesSatellite
ProviderHughesNet
Average Download Speed25 Mbps
Max Download Speed25 Mbps
Serviceability %28%
Connection TypesSatellite

Data Sourced: 08/05/22

Top Providers in Rhode Island

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  • Nationwide WiFi hotspots
  • Unlimited data included
  • No annual contracts
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  • Speeds up to 3 Gbps
  • +8 million nationwide WiFi hotspots
  • Unlimited data available
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  • Speeds up to 5 Gbps
  • No contract required
  • Save by bundling with TV

Rhode Island Internet at a Glance

In Rhode Island, 100% of residents have access to at least two internet providers. You’ll find that DSL internet, cable internet, and satellite internet are the most accessible internet connection types in the state. Rhode Island has a high average speed at about 160 Mbps.

This is more than adequate for normal internet activities, such as using popular streaming services or working from home, and enough for large businesses or online gaming speeds. Although somewhat limited in Rhode Island, fiber internet is growing in availability as providers upgrade their networks. To find and compare affordable providers near you, enter your zip code here.

Pros

  • Good variety of connection types in Rhode Island and high average speed
  • There are at least 2 providers available to all residents

Cons

  • Somewhat limited fiber availability
  • Limited variety of connection types

All Internet Providers in Rhode Island

ProviderStarting PriceMax Download SpeedData CapsCheck Availability
Cox$49.99/mo.1000 MbpsYesCheck Availability
Spectrum$49.99/mo. – $89.99/mo.300 Mbps – 1000 MbpsNoCheck Availability
Verizon$39.99/mo. – $89.99/mo.500Mbps – 940 MbpsNoCheck Availability
Viasat$64.99/mo. – $169.99/mo.25 Mbps – 150 MbpsNoCheck Availability
HughesNet$44.99/mo.25 MbpsNoCheck Availability
ProviderCox
Starting Price$49.99/mo.
Max Download Speed1000 Mbps
Data CapsYes
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ProviderSpectrum
Starting Price$49.99/mo. – $89.99/mo.
Max Download Speed300 Mbps – 1000 Mbps
Data CapsNo
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ProviderVerizon
Starting Price$39.99/mo. – $89.99/mo.
Max Download Speed500Mbps – 940 Mbps
Data CapsNo
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ProviderViasat
Starting Price$64.99/mo. – $169.99/mo.
Max Download Speed25 Mbps – 150 Mbps
Data CapsNo
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ProviderHughesNet
Starting Price$44.99/mo.
Max Download Speed25 Mbps
Data CapsNo
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FAQ

Rhode Island Internet FAQs

Rhode Island has multiple internet service providers available. Based on coverage, the best provider in the state is HughesNet internet.

There are 5 internet providers in Rhode Island. Enter your zip code here to find the best internet options in your area.

Where available, Spectrum internet offers the fastest speeds in Rhode Island, reaching speeds up to 1 Gbps where available.

Yes. Multiple Rhode Island internet providers allow you to bundle two or more services. For example, Xfinity offers internet, TV, and phone services you can combine into one bill. Explore the best cable and internet bundles on HighSpeedOptions.