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Internet Access in Providence, Rhode Island
The average download speed in Providence is 166.85 Mbps. This is 9.2% slower than the average in Rhode Island and 35.6% faster than the national average.
- There are 18 internet providers in Providence with 7 of those offering residential service
- Providence is the 12th most connected city in Rhode Island behind Pawtucket, East Providence, Johnston, Rumford, and North Providence.
- The average internet download speed in Rhode Island is 183.7 mbps.
- Rhode Island is the 2nd most connected state in the U.S.
- 98.7% of Rhode Islanders have access to 100mbps or faster broadband.
- In Providence County, approximately 7,000 people do not have access to 25mbps wired broadband.
- Approximately 6,000 people in Providence County don't have access to any wired internet.
- Fiber optic internet is available to 97% of Providence County residents.
Internet Statistics 2022
1.6% of consumers in Providence3,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Providence, Rhode Island
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Cox Communications||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||99.6%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||23.2%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||23.2%|
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Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Providence
Tech from Albany NY helped me get my internet up and running within minutes. She was very professional, I would pick her any day to help me or my family members with our Fios internet problems. Thank you.
Usually, I expect cable/internet companies to harbor scummy business practices. However, I am delightfully surprised with my experience using Cox. I have been a customer for almost 2 years now. For the first year, they offered me a free security system because I suppose it was some sort of trial for their new security products. I accepted, and very much enjoyed their security system - one camera, a door sensor that told me when it opened/closed, and a switch controlled through the app that turned my main light on/off. It was great for me to check up on my cat/home when I was away. So when that trial ended, I was charged for the home security. After I realized this, I turned off the security service. Then on my last bill, they credited me the money for the months of charged security service! This was unprecedented as I hadn't even called them about the issue. I am impressed with this (what should be basic) business integrity. Cox has a loyal customer in me. :)