Internet Providers in Providence, RI

Residential Internet Statistics for Providence, RI
Internet Service Providers: 3
Plans Start From: $40
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Providence, Rhode Island:

Showing 1 to 5 Providers

  • 1. Cox
    99.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    99.2% Available
  • 2. Verizon
    97.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    97.4% Available
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    23% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    23% Available

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Best Internet Providers in Providence, RI

The best internet providers in Providence are Cox and Verizon Fios. Cox is the best internet provider in Providence because its cable connections boast download speeds of up to 1 Gbps. Cox also offers a variety of affordable bundles starting at $147.99.

The second-best internet provider in Providence is Verizon Fios. Verizon offers fiber internet with symmetrical speeds of up to 940 Mbps and no-contract plans that start at $49.99 with no data caps.

Fastest Internet Providers in Providence, RI

The fastest internet provider in Providence is Cox, followed by Verizon Fios. Cox offers cable download speeds of up to 1 Gbps. These gigabit speeds are more than enough to fuel everything from multiplayer online gaming to 4K streaming at home.

The second-fastest internet provider in Providence is Verizon Fios, which offers symmetrical speeds of up to 940 Mbps. With near gigabit speeds, Verizon provides an excellent choice for customers looking for a fiber connection with numerous plan perks.

Internet Provider Store Locations in Providence

3,000 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.

Providence is the 12th most connected city in Rhode Island behind Pawtucket, East Providence, Johnston, Rumford, and North Providence.

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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 6,000 people in Providence 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: 97% of people living in Providence 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 98% of Providence 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 Providence County, approximately 7,000 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.

Cheapest Internet Providers in Providence, Rhode Island

Provider Plan Starting From Connection Contract Length Data Caps
Cox Communications $40 DSL None No Caps
Cox Communications $49.99 Cable None 1 TB/mo.

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