Internet Providers in Portsmouth, RI

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

Top Internet Providers in Portsmouth, Rhode Island:

Showing 1 to 6 Providers

  • 1. Cox
    98.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    98.6% Available
  • 2. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    58.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    58.8% Available
  • 3. Verizon
    98.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *15 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    98.2% 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
    58.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    58.8% Available
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Internet Access in Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Cable and 5G Internet lines are widespread broadband technologies within Portsmouth, with 98.57 percent and 58.83 percent availability respectively.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most common Internet options in Portsmouth.

Cox Communications is another commonly available Internet choice for Portsmouth, offering Cable connections with coverage in 98 percent of the area.

At the census block level, the number of companies for each block in the city averages to 1.97 per household.

Coverage data analysis here comes from FCC reported data, which compels providers in Portsmouth to report deployment and subscriber data biannually. Using direct relationships with ISPs nationally, BroadbandNow is able to confirm public datasets against privatized data reported via providers. Since 2014, we've processed 4,595 data rows about broadband coverage in Portsmouth. The speed averages displayed on this page are calculated based on actual speed tests originating from the Portsmouth area. The rest of the statistics and data presented here are calculated based on NTIA (National Telecommunications and Information Administration) and Census archives.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 98.6%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 58.8%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
EarthLink 5G Home Internet 100 Mbps 5G Internet 1m 21s 58.8%
400 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.

Portsmouth is the 50th most connected city in Rhode Island ahead of Newport, but behind Warren, Middletown, Bristol, and Tiverton.

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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 2,000 people in Newport 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.

Approximately 97% of Portsmouth 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 Newport County, approximately 3,000 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 Portsmouth to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Portsmouth 105.1 Mbps 7 $0.93 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +476.6 Mbps ) 22 ( +15 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +67.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +94.6 Mbps ) 20 ( +13 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +97.1 Mbps ) 27 ( +20 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +91.4 Mbps ) 11 ( +4 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )