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There are 39 home TV and internet providers and 59 business providers across all of Rhode Island. 68.1% of homes can get more than one wired (cable, DSL, fiber) internet provider, which is below average (#48 out of 52, including Puerto Rico and Washington D.C.). Competition is generally good for the customer, which means internet in Rhode Island is more likely to offer competitive speeds or prices. All home internet providers are listed below.

Rhode Island Internet Service Providers

Internet ProviderState CoverageLink
Verizon167%Visit site
Cox Communications96.7%Visit site
Full Channel4.6%Visit site
GTT0.8%Visit site
Spectrum<.1%Visit site
ZochNet<.1%Visit site
Frontier Communications<.1%Visit site

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21.6% of Rhode Islanders have only 1 wired provider connected to their block. 1.3% have no options at their homes except for satellite internet. This places Rhode Island as the 5th most connected state.

Internet Provider Types

98.7% of Rhode Island homes can get some type of internet. The table below shows which types of service are available.

Internet Type% of Rhode Island
Fiber84.4%
Cable96.8%
DSL82.6%
Fixed Wireless0.0%

Rhode Island Internet Speeds

We measure two different types of max speeds. The first is a measure of the fastest speed a home could get for any price. For Rhode Island the average is 30.5 Mbps. This measure puts Rhode Island #1 out of 52 in the US.

Download Speed% of Rhode Island
.1 to 5 Mbps0.5%
6 to 10 Mbps0.0%
11 to 20 Mbps0.2%
21 to 30 Mbps0.0%
31 to 75 Mbps0.0%
76 to 100 Mbps0.0%
101 to 250 Mbps0.4%
251 to 500 Mbps31.1%
501 to 999 Mbps66.3%
1 Gbps or more0.0%

Our second measure of speed is the actual average speed in Mbps for all Rhode Islanders. Real-world average speeds in Rhode Island are about 30.5 Mbps, meaning Rhode Island ranks #9 out of 52.

Detailed Internet Data by City

DecisionData has obsessively collected and calculated the most comprehensive data for ISPs (internet service providers) in Rhode Island. Click on a city to view detailed information including speeds by provider by city and much more.