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

48.9

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 Falls122.1 MBPS16 Providers
2.Manville107.9 MBPS11 Providers
3.Greenville97.8 MBPS14 Providers
4.Charlestown80.2 MBPS11 Providers
5.Johnston72.1 MBPS14 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Rhode Island

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Verizon Fios59.0 MBPS
Verizon High Speed Internet45.2 MBPS
Cox Communications44.2 MBPS
Full Channel37.3 MBPS
Windstream27.6 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 40 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
Barrington99.9%11 providers
Bristol100.0%12 providers
Central Falls100.0%16 providers
Charlestown99.3%11 providers
Chepachet99.6%10 providers
Coventry99.7%13 providers
Cranston95.2%16 providers
Cumberland99.9%16 providers
East Greenwich99.9%15 providers
East Providence99.6%17 providers
Exeter95.4%10 providers
Foster98.9%10 providers
Greenville99.9%14 providers
Harrisville97.6%10 providers
Hope Valley98.2%12 providers
Jamestown100.0%9 providers
Johnston100.0%14 providers
Kingston86.9%11 providers
Lincoln99.8%14 providers
Middletown95.3%14 providers
Narragansett99.8%11 providers
Newport89.4%11 providers
North Kingstown99.4%14 providers
North Providence95.3%13 providers
North Scituate99.0%10 providers
North Smithfield99.6%12 providers
Pascoag99.1%12 providers
Pawtucket98.7%17 providers
Portsmouth97.5%10 providers
Providence98.2%17 providers
Riverside99.5%14 providers
Rumford100.0%17 providers
Saunderstown99.8%11 providers
Smithfield98.8%13 providers
Tiverton97.8%12 providers
Wakefield99.7%13 providers
Warren100.0%11 providers
Warwick98.1%16 providers
West Greenwich99.3%13 providers
West Kingston98.7%11 providers
West Warwick98.6%14 providers
Westerly99.8%13 providers
Woonsocket100.0%16 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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