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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.
96.2%
96.2% TERRESTRIAL BROADBAND COVERAGE
88.5%
88.5% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

84.3

4th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

98.5%

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

98.5%

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

0.0%

of Rhode Islanders have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

99.0%

of Rhode Islanders have access to wireline service.

84.2%

of Rhode Islanders have access to fiber-optic service.

97.4%

of Rhode Islanders have access to cable service.

80.8%

of Rhode Islanders have access to DSL service.

Largest Competing Providers In Rhode Island

Coverage by County in Rhode Island

County Name% Broadband Coverage
Bristol100.0%
Kent98.5%
Newport96.1%
Providence98.8%
Washington97.7%

Internet Speed in Top Rhode Island Cities

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Providence77.0 MBPS17 Providers
2.Warwick69.7 MBPS18 Providers
3.Pawtucket77.5 MBPS17 Providers
4.Cranston88.6 MBPS17 Providers
5.Woonsocket90.8 MBPS16 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Rhode Island

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Full Channel97.5 MBPS
Verizon Fios97.5 MBPS
Cox Communications82.5 MBPS
Verizon High Speed Internet63.1 MBPS
Windstream38.3 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 44 internet providers in Rhode Island.
  • There are 16,000 people in Rhode Island without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 22,000 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
Barrington99.9%12 providers
Bristol100.0%12 providers
Central Falls100.0%16 providers
Charlestown99.4%10 providers
Chepachet99.8%11 providers
Coventry99.7%14 providers
Cranston95.1%17 providers
Cumberland99.9%16 providers
East Greenwich99.5%17 providers
East Providence99.7%18 providers
Exeter95.5%10 providers
Foster99.6%11 providers
Greenville100.0%13 providers
Harrisville99.5%10 providers
Hope Valley96.9%12 providers
Jamestown99.9%10 providers
Johnston100.0%14 providers
Kingston89.4%10 providers
Lincoln99.5%15 providers
Middletown96.8%14 providers
Narragansett99.8%12 providers
Newport92.0%11 providers
North Kingstown99.2%13 providers
North Providence95.4%13 providers
North Scituate99.8%10 providers
North Smithfield99.8%12 providers
Pascoag99.2%12 providers
Pawtucket98.8%17 providers
Portsmouth98.7%11 providers
Providence99.1%17 providers
Riverside99.7%15 providers
Rumford100.0%17 providers
Saunderstown99.9%11 providers
Smithfield99.1%13 providers
Tiverton98.2%12 providers
Wakefield99.8%14 providers
Warren100.0%12 providers
Warwick97.7%18 providers
West Greenwich99.5%14 providers
West Kingston97.2%11 providers
West Warwick98.5%15 providers
Westerly99.8%14 providers
Woonsocket100.0%16 providers
Last Updated on 2/6/2020.