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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, RI12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A36
Barrington, RI133.01N/AN/A0.80N/AN/A37
Bradford, RI12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A36
Bristol, RI133.01N/AN/A0.80N/AN/A37
Carolina, RI12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A36
Central Falls, RI164.97N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A41
Charlestown, RI12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A36
Chepachet, RI16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A41
Clayville, RI16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A41
Coventry, RI143.62N/AN/A1.51N/AN/A38
Cranston, RI164.97N/AN/A1.65418441
Cumberland, RI164.97N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A41
East Greenwich, RI143.62N/AN/A1.51N/AN/A38
East Providence, RI164.97N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A41
Exeter, RI12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A36
Foster, RI16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A41
Greene, RI14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A38
Greenville, RI16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A41
Harmony, RI16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A41
Harrisville, RI16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A41
Hope Valley, RI12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A36
Hopkinton, RI12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A36
Jamestown, RI13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A37
Johnston, RI164.97N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A41
Kingston, RI12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A36
Lincoln, RI164.97N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A41
Little Compton, RI13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A37
Middletown, RI134.11N/AN/A0.78N/AN/A37
Narragansett, RI124.82N/AN/A0.99N/AN/A36
Newport, RI134.11N/AN/A0.78N/AN/A37
North Kingstown, RI124.82N/AN/A0.99N/AN/A36
North Providence, RI164.97N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A41
North Smithfield, RI164.97N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A41
Pascoag, RI16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A41
Pawtucket, RI164.97N/AN/A1.65118141
Portsmouth, RI134.11N/AN/A0.78N/AN/A37
Providence, RI164.97N/AN/A1.65318341
Smithfield, RI164.97N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A41
Tiverton, RI134.11N/AN/A0.78N/AN/A37
Warren, RI133.01N/AN/A0.80N/AN/A37
Warwick, RI143.62N/AN/A1.51218238
West Greenwich, RI14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A38
West Warwick, RI143.62N/AN/A1.51N/AN/A38
Westerly, RI124.82N/AN/A0.99N/AN/A36
Woonsocket, RI164.97N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A41
Wyoming, RI12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A36
* 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.

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