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%

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

Internet Provider Competition Map For Wyoming

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Wyoming is the 28th most connected city in Rhode Island ahead of West Greenwich, Hope Valley, Exeter, and West Kingston, but behind Kingston.

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.

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 Wyoming have residential fiber service available to them.

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

Approximately 96% of Wyoming residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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

In Washington County, approximately 3,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Cox Communications Cable 99.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
OSHEAN Fiber 100% 1,000 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 )