Internet Providers in Providence, RI

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Residential Internet Statistics for Providence, RI
Internet Providers: 16
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $62.99

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Internet Access in Providence, Rhode Island

The average download speed in Providence is 135.13 Mbps. This is 5.7% slower than the average in Rhode Island and 30.9% faster than the national average.

  • There are 16 internet providers in Providence with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Providence is the 13th most connected city in Rhode Island behind Pawtucket, East Providence, Johnston, Rumford, and North Providence.
  • The average internet download speed in Rhode Island is 143.33 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.
  • The fastest zip code in Providence for April 2021 is 02906. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021



Providence, RI

3,000 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
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Providence, Rhode Island

  • Cox - - 100.0% Availability in Providence - 1,000
  • Viasat - - 100.0% Availability in Providence - 100
  • HughesNet - - 100.0% Availability in Providence - 25

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Summary Of Internet Providers In Providence

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Cox Communications Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
OSHEAN Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Cox Business Cable 92.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 58.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 58.5%+ 6 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 7.8%+ 1.5 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 5.3%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 2.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Cox Business Fiber 0.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Call One Fiber 0.3%+ 1.5 Mbps
FirstLight Fiber 0.2%+ -- Mbps

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Providence

Excellent job

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.

Honestly surprised

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. :)