Internet providers in Charlestown, RI

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Charlestown, RI internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic100%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 5 MbpsDSL75%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Charlestown internet service at a glance

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

The vast majority of those living in the Charlestown area will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 100% of Charlestown residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 75% of those living in Charlestown.

There are four internet providers serving the Charlestown area, and 99.30% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Charlestown's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Charlestown

The largest internet providers in Charlestown are Verizon and Cox bringing fiber-optic, DSL, and cable options to Charlestown.

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Charlestown residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 75% of the area. Charlestown’s third most-available internet provider, Cox, offers cable to around 99% of Charlestown residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to all households in Charlestown covering 100% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Verizon is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Charlestown than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Charlestown, $44.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Charlestown, $2.37.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 880 Mbps in Charlestown. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Charlestown's providers, 324 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

5 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

75%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in Charlestown covering 75% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Charlestown 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 Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Charlestown, $44.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Charlestown, $2.37.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 5 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in Charlestown. These download speeds are available to 75% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Charlestown's providers, 324 Mbps.

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Cox cable internet

Provider
Cox
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to all households in Charlestown covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Cox start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Charlestown, $44.99.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Charlestown, $2.37.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cox offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in Charlestown. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Charlestown's providers, 324 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Charlestown, you’ll likely have options from fiber-optic, cable, and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Charlestown, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Charlestown and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Charlestown at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Charlestown at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Charlestown residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in Charlestown with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Charlestown. The next fastest internet provider in Charlestown is Cox, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Cox offers the cheapest internet in Charlestown with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Charlestown, $44.99.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Charlestown, covering 100% of the city.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.