Internet Providers in Bristol, RI
Residential Internet Statistics for Bristol, RI
|Internet Service Providers:||5|
|Plans Start From:||$29.99|
|Top Download Speed:||1 Gbps|
|Fastest Connection Type:||Cable|
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Internet Access in Bristol, Rhode Island
According to our latest coverage data, there are two primary Internet options in Bristol: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service. Their network offers speeds up to 100 Mbps and coverage for near one hundred percent of the city. As for HughesNet, they sell Satellite, with availability in close to one hundred percent of Bristol and advertise speeds of 25 Mbps.
i3 Broadband as well as Cox Communications can also provide Internet service in Bristol, with shared coverage areas in some streets.
DSL and cable are the dominant broadband network options around the Bristol metro area, fighting for the same customers at most addresses and generally competing with each other. Cable performance is generally better, but big-picture metrics of either network system are comparable. Bristol area speed test records show that Internet performance in the area is stronger than average, coming in 18.02 percent higher than the state aggregated average when it comes to average download speeds.
2 Internet choices per block isn't a strong amount of competition compared to bigger places in Rhode Island, but it's sufficient to improve performance and pricing in Bristol neighborhoods where providers overlap. Internet choice can vary from block to block, as illustrated in the map below.
All the coverage data on this page comes from FCC data, which requires Internet providers in Bristol to report there coverage area data biannually. By leveraging direct agreements with Internet providers, BroadbandNow is able to further verify this data against privatized data submitted by telecoms. Our speed averages are calculated based on real-world speed tests from Bristol addresses.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Bristol, Rhode Island
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Cox Communications||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||97.7%|
|i3 Broadband||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||100.0%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile 5G Home Internet||182 Mbps||5G Internet||45s||71.6%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|EarthLink 5G Home Internet||100 Mbps||5G Internet||1m 21s||71.6%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
2.1% of consumers in Bristol400 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.
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.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Map of ISPs in Bristol
Compare Bristol to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Bristol||234.1 Mbps||8||$0.69 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||581.7 Mbps ( +347.6 Mbps )||22 ( +14 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||172.8 Mbps ( -61.3 Mbps )||21 ( +13 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||199.7 Mbps ( -34.4 Mbps )||20 ( +12 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||202.2 Mbps ( -31.9 Mbps )||27 ( +19 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||196.5 Mbps ( -37.6 Mbps )||11 ( +3 )||$0.39 ( $0.00 )|