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Internet providers in Riverside, CT

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Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL97%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 10 MbpsDSL2.537%
Optimum $30 20 - 400 MbpsCable100%
GTT Communications - -DSL4.750%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Riverside internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Riverside is comparable to the rest of Connecticut - 100%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Riverside area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Riverside residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Riverside, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the Riverside area, and 97.50% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Riverside's six internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 400 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Riverside

The largest internet providers in Riverside are Frontier, Optimum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Riverside.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Riverside residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Optimum, which covers 100% of the area. Riverside’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Riverside residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Riverside covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Riverside to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Frontier start at $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Riverside, $41.59.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Riverside, $2.60.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Riverside. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Riverside's providers, 97 Mbps.

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Optimum cable internet

Provider
Optimum
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

400 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to all households in Riverside covering 100% of the area.

Optimum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Riverside residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Optimum start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Riverside, $41.59.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.50 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Riverside, $2.60.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 400 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Riverside. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Riverside's providers, 97 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Riverside covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Riverside where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Riverside, $41.59.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Riverside, $2.60.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Riverside. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Riverside's providers, 97 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Optimum is the fastest internet provider in Riverside with download speeds up to 400 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Riverside. The next fastest internet provider in Riverside is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Riverside with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Riverside, $41.59.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.