Internet Providers in Charlestown, RI

Residential Internet Statistics for Charlestown, RI
Internet Service Providers: 4
Plans Start From: $29.99
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Charlestown, Rhode Island:

Showing 1 to 6 Providers

  • 1. Cox
    98.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    98.9% Available
  • 2. Verizon
    97.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    97.7% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    31.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    31.2% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. EarthLink 5G Home Internet
    31.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    31.2% Available

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Internet Access in Charlestown, Rhode Island

There are currently 2.77 broadband providers per census block in Charlestown. This means that most locations in the area will have at least 2-3 choices for Internet service, and can more easily try a different provider if disappointed with a provider.

We should note here that since FCC data is only tallied up twice annually and only published 6+ months later, availability shown here may not be complete. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help reduce the lag time.

Cox Communications is also a commonly available broadband option in Charlestown. They offer primarily Cable connections with coverage in 98 percent of Charlestown.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the main Internet choices in Charlestown.

To summarize, Charlestown's broadband infrastructure follows a similar pattern to other US metro areas: wide access to cable and DSL, with the catch that most residences are limited to one option for subscribing to either type of service. This pattern has a simple reason. Internet outfits have their roots as television and telephone corporations. So, they use these existing wired networks on utility poles to deliver broadband service. Fiber network access has been growing as an alternative, and while not all "Fiber" plans are "Fiber to the Home" connections, 97.66 percent of the area has access to fiber reaching to the street outside.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Charlestown, Rhode Island

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 98.9%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 31.2%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
EarthLink 5G Home Internet 100 Mbps 5G Internet 1m 21s 31.2%

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200 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Charlestown is the 36th most connected city in Rhode Island ahead of Ashaway and Bradford, but behind Westerly, Narragansett, and Wakefield.

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The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 900 people in Washington County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 98% of people living in Charlestown have residential fiber service available to them.

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Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 97% of Charlestown residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Washington County, approximately 2,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Compare Charlestown to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Charlestown 57.3 Mbps 8 $0.60 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +524.4 Mbps ) 22 ( +14 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +115.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +142.4 Mbps ) 20 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +144.9 Mbps ) 27 ( +19 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +139.2 Mbps ) 11 ( +3 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )