Internet Providers in Wyoming, Rhode Island
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Residential Internet Statistics for Wyoming, RI
|Wired Internet Providers:||3|
|Average Speed Test Result:||81.94 Mbps|
|Top Advertised Speed:||1,000 Mbps|
|No Broadband Access:||0%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Wyoming, Rhode Island
Internet Access in Wyoming, Rhode Island
Information on BroadbandNow is calculated based on the FCC's bi-annual broadband coverage reports. We leverage direct provider reports and other privatized datasets to enhance that data down to the census block or lit address level. Plan and pricing data is hand-gathered manually by our data science team. Locally, we've found and verified 190 broadband plans in the area around Wyoming since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 352 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
Taking a look now at network tech available in Wyoming, the most frequently available physical wire broadband tech types are Fiber (96.34 percent coverage) and Cable (near one hundred percent coverage). Cable internet connections are sold by traditional residential television companies, who use already-built coaxial cable TV networks. Cable often makes sense for local residents due to the strong speeds in an attainable price range. Fiber technology uses newer Fiber-optical cables, which are made of hair-like glass strands that can deliver digital data using light. Fiber network technology outputs better speed, but in some cases may switch over to slower copper cables in the "last mile" near a subscriber. Copper-based last mile connections slow speeds, but are still usually a grade higher than cable/DSL.
Cox Communications is an alternative to the primary providers. They offer practically one hundred percent availability and a top download speed of 1,000 Mbps.
Since many buildings are only wired for one telephone company and cable networks don't generally overlap, the average home in Wyoming has 2-3 wired broadband service providers to choose from (2.53 per census block). 3.83 percent of the Wyoming area — 64 people in total — have one or fewer options for which provider to use. Regardless of other technologies in the area, cable and DSL broadband services almost always provide the best price for home use.
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable Internet providers in Wyoming as measured by coverage area. As the interactive map below shows, the more common ISPs often cover the same addresses in different neighborhoods around Wyoming.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Wyoming, Rhode Island
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|Cox Communications||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Wyoming, Rhode Island
- Cox - 99.8% Availability in Wyoming - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Wyoming - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Wyoming - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Caps and Video Streaming in Wyoming
Data collected by our research team suggests that many of the top providers in Wyoming currently place a limit on data use for their residential broadband packages. Data caps are controversial since users view caps as a tactic for limiting streaming, while providers insist data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the problem is the same: streaming services, which can eat up 1–7GB/hour.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Wyoming
|Cox Communications||Cable||99.8%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||100 Mbps|
|Cox Business||Cable||53.0%+||1,000 Mbps|
Compare Wyoming to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Wyoming||81.9 Mbps||5||$0.59 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||349.1 Mbps ( +267.2 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.46 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||107.1 Mbps ( +25.2 Mbps )||18 ( +13 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||99.7 Mbps ( +17.8 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.30 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||111.7 Mbps ( +29.8 Mbps )||21 ( +16 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||115.3 Mbps ( +33.4 Mbps )||9 ( +4 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|