Internet Providers in Smithfield, RI

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

Top Internet Providers in Smithfield, Rhode Island:

Showing 1 to 6 Providers

  • 1. Cox
    98.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    98.8% Available
  • 2. Verizon
    98.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    98.2% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    41.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    41.2% 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
    41.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    41.2% Available

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Internet Access in Smithfield, Rhode Island

FCC data shows two main network choices in Smithfield — cable (98.84% coverage) and DSL (76.17% coverage). Coaxial cable broadband is usually delivered from cable TV providers via pre-existing coaxial TV cables strung up on telephone poles or buried along the street. DSL Internet, similarly, is sent via landline phone wires. The vast majority of Smithfield neighborhoods and census blocks can subscribe to cable and DSL service from two alternating telecom companies.

Cox Communications is an alternative. They offer 98 percent availability and a top download speed of 1,000 Mbps. Outside of home Internet, there are 4 companies in the city offering enterprise and smb technologies like T1 or custom fiber loops. BroadbandNow includes every provider with explicit business plans online.

Since many houses are only wired for one landline phone company and cable networks don't generally overlap, the majority of Smithfield residents have 2-3 wired broadband service providers available. 1.78% of the Smithfield area are limited to one or fewer options. Regardless of other networks on the market, including wireless, DSL and cable Internet services usually provide the best price and data policies for home use.

Viasat Internet offers the largest coverage area in Smithfield. They are available to practically one hundred percent of Smithfield. HughesNet is also a common choice, serving near one hundred percent of the area with Satellite Internet service. HughesNet's fastest package for Smithfield is 25 Mbps download.

The Internet coverage insights on the page below are drawn from governmental data from the FCC and private data we source from telecom industry sources. Statistics regarding speed and performance data is sourced primarily via M-Labs. Our market researchers have manually filed package price and service data on 319 broadband plans and bundles within Smithfield as of 2022.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Smithfield, Rhode Island

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 98.8%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 41.2%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
EarthLink 5G Home Internet 100 Mbps 5G Internet 1m 21s 41.2%

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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.

Smithfield is the 7th most connected city in Rhode Island ahead of North Providence, Lincoln, North Smithfield, Greenville, and Manville.

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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: 98% of people living in Smithfield 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 Smithfield 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.

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Compare Smithfield to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Smithfield 196.7 Mbps 8 $0.60 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +385 Mbps ) 22 ( +14 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -23.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +3 Mbps ) 20 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +5.5 Mbps ) 27 ( +19 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -0.2 Mbps ) 11 ( +3 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )