Internet Providers in Wakefield, Rhode Island

Residential Internet Statistics for Wakefield, RI
Internet Service Providers: 3
Plans Start From: $29.99
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Wakefield, Rhode Island:

Showing 1 to 5 Providers

  • 1. Cox
    99.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    99.7% Available
  • 2. Verizon
    95.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    95.7% 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
    28.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    28.8% Available
  • 1. Verizon High Speed Internet
    82% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *15 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    82% Available
  • 2. Cox Business
    63.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    63.1% Available
  • 3. Windstream
    5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    5% Available
  • Windstream
    0.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    0.6% Available
  • 5. 4. OSHEAN
    52.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    52.5% Available
  • 6. 5. Cox Business
    2.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    2.9% Available
  • 7. Verizon Business
    0.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    0.9% Available
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Internet Access in Wakefield, Rhode Island

The average census block area in Wakefield has coverage byan average of 2.73 telecom providers. This means that most households in the area have at least 2-3 choices for Internet service, and it is easier for residents to try a different company if disappointed with a particular company.

The plans listed above are collected individually by our data science division.

Cox Communications as well as Verizon can also provide coverage in Wakefield, with significant shared coverage areas in some streets.

Coverage from the most common companies, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.

The takeaway here is that Wakefield's broadband infrastructure follows a similar pattern to other Rhode Island cities and towns: strong access to cable and DSL, with the catch that a majority of houses are stuck with one company for subscribing to either Internet service. [1] This pattern has a simple reason. Internet providers were started pre-Internet as television and landline telephone corporations. So, they already own these already connected wired infrastructures for delivering their Internet bundles. Fiber network access is slowly growing as an alternative. While some "Fiber" plans aren't actually "Fiber to the Home" connections, 95.73 percent of the Wakefield area has access to fiber reaching as far as the street nearby. Thanks to the competitive broadband market around Wakefield, the area's average download speed is 14.67 percent ahead of the Rhode Island average across all cities. See the public speed test data below for insights on how major Internet providers compare long term.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Wakefield, Rhode Island

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 99.7%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 28.8%

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500 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

Reference

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Wakefield is the 33rd most connected city in Rhode Island ahead of West Kingston and Jamestown, but behind Kingston, Narragansett, and Saunderstown.

Reference

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 900 people in Washington County don't have access to any wired internet.

Reference

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 96% of people living in Wakefield have residential fiber service available to them.

Reference

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 97% of Wakefield residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

Reference

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Washington County, approximately 2,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

Reference

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 Wakefield to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Wakefield 225 Mbps 7 $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +356.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -52.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -25.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -22.8 Mbps ) 24 ( +17 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -28.5 Mbps ) 10 ( +3 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )