Broadband Service in Rhode Island

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INTERNET ACCESS IN Rhode Island

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Rhode Island Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
98%
98% BROADBAND COVERAGE
3%
3% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

55.1

3rd

BROADBAND SPEEDS

98.2%

of Rhode Islanders have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

98.2%

of Rhode Islanders have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

0.0%

of Rhode Islanders have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

98.9%

of Rhode Islanders have access to wireline service.

84.9%

of Rhode Islanders have access to fiber-optic service.

96.8%

of Rhode Islanders have access to cable service.

74.8%

of Rhode Islanders have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Rhode Islanders have access to mobile broadband service.

0.0%

of Rhode Islanders have access to fixed wireless service.

Largest Competing Providers In Rhode Island

Top 5 Fastest cities in Rhode Island

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Central Falls87.0 MBPS16 Providers
2.North Scituate77.6 MBPS10 Providers
3.Chepachet74.4 MBPS10 Providers
4.Barrington73.2 MBPS11 Providers
5.Newport73.2 MBPS11 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Rhode Island

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Verizon Fios59.7 MBPS
Cox Communications56.5 MBPS
OSHEAN46.5 MBPS
Verizon High Speed Internet36.2 MBPS
Lightower Fiber Networks35.7 MBPS

GOV'T FUNDING

  • Since 2010, Broadband Rhode Island has been awarded $4,544,787 in federal grants for Rhode Island's Broadband Initiative.
  • Another $21,739,183, accounting for 0.6% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in Rhode Island.
  • Since 2011, no improvements in 10+ mbps wired broadband coverage have been reported.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 43 internet providers in Rhode Island.
  • There are 19,000 people in Rhode Island without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 23,000 people in Rhode Island that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 11,000 people in Rhode Island don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Rhode Island CITIES

Average speed over time
Coventry99.7%13 providers
Cranston95.2%16 providers
Cumberland99.9%16 providers
Pawtucket98.7%17 providers
Providence98.2%18 providers
Warwick98.1%17 providers
Woonsocket100.0%17 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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