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Internet Service in Rhode Island

99.6% of Rhode Island residents have the option of 10 mbps Internet access from wired or wireless Internet. However, still 27.8% of the population of Rhode Island has no Internet.

In the Ocean state, 88.5% of the population has DSL as an Internet option. 99.3% of residents have cable Internet. 99.7% have the choice of wireless Internet. 97.9% has fiber Internet, making it the state with the most extensive fiber access.

In addition, over 99% of residents have the choice of 3 or more Internet service providers, making it the state with the best choice in providers.

Broadband in Rhode Island

CityProvidersAvg. Landline Speeds (mbps)Avg. WiFi Speeds (mbps)State Availability Rank*Country Availability Rank*Broadband Score
Ashaway, RI9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A14
Barrington, RI103.01N/AN/A0.80N/AN/A14
Bradford, RI9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A14
Bristol, RI103.01N/AN/A0.80N/AN/A14
Carolina, RI9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A14
Central Falls, RI134.97N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A19
Charlestown, RI9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A14
Chepachet, RI13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A19
Clayville, RI13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A19
Coventry, RI113.62N/AN/A1.51N/AN/A16
Cranston, RI134.97N/AN/A1.65418419
Cumberland, RI134.97N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A19
East Greenwich, RI113.62N/AN/A1.51N/AN/A16
East Providence, RI134.97N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A19
Exeter, RI9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A14
Foster, RI13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A19
Greene, RI11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
Greenville, RI13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A19
Harmony, RI13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A19
Harrisville, RI13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A19
Hope Valley, RI9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A14
Hopkinton, RI9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A14
Jamestown, RI10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A15
Johnston, RI134.97N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A19
Kingston, RI9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A14
Lincoln, RI134.97N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A19
Little Compton, RI10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A15
Middletown, RI104.11N/AN/A0.78N/AN/A15
Narragansett, RI94.82N/AN/A0.99N/AN/A14
Newport, RI104.11N/AN/A0.78N/AN/A15
North Kingstown, RI94.82N/AN/A0.99N/AN/A14
North Providence, RI134.97N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A19
North Smithfield, RI134.97N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A19
Pascoag, RI13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A19
Pawtucket, RI134.97N/AN/A1.65118119
Portsmouth, RI104.11N/AN/A0.78N/AN/A15
Providence, RI134.97N/AN/A1.65318319
Smithfield, RI134.97N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A19
Tiverton, RI104.11N/AN/A0.78N/AN/A15
Warren, RI103.01N/AN/A0.80N/AN/A14
Warwick, RI113.62N/AN/A1.51218216
West Greenwich, RI11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
West Warwick, RI113.62N/AN/A1.51N/AN/A16
Westerly, RI94.82N/AN/A0.99N/AN/A14
Woonsocket, RI134.97N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A19
Wyoming, RI9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A14
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Broadband Service in Rhode Island

Since 2009, the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation has been awarded $4,544,787.00 in federal dollars for Rhode Island's "Broadband Rhode Island" program. Rhode Island has awarded these monies to 5 organizations and departments within the state.

State's New High Speed, High Capacity Broadband Infrastructure is Completed

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Top 10 Providers (by Coverage) in Rhode Island