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< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Block Island, Rhode Island
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Internet Access in Block Island, Rhode Island
There are two broadband options for Block Island residents: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service, with speeds up to 35 Mbps and coverage for near one hundred percent of the local area. As for HughesNet, they market Satellite, with coverage for virtually one hundred percent of Block Island.
The packages shown here are manually collected through our data analysis staff. The 22 packages shown above are the most current out of 95 packages we've seen in Block Island to date.
DSL-based Internet from phone providers has lots of availability in comparison with other Internet services around Block Island since it relies on landline phone cable to send data — the copper line reaches the subscriber via utility poles outside, and you plug in a modem to the phone outlet to complete the connection for home Wifi.
Verizon High Speed Internet and T-Mobile Home Internet also offer Internet service in Block Island, often competing for the same customers.
As a whole, Block Island's broadband access is not high — most of the area has 0 providers. 1,000 of Block Island residents have one of fewer options for broadband. This is verifiable in the interactive ISP territory map below. (That's 100 percent of residents with a single source for Internet.) Explore the map to see coverage variation between neighborhoods in the area.
Internet Statistics 2022
100.0% of consumers in Block Island1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Block Island, Rhode Island
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||97.7%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||97.7%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Block Island
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.