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Internet providers in Cranston, RI

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Cranston, RI internet providers

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Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic99%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL77%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Cranston internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Cranston 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 Cranston area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Cranston residents. Fiber-optic 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 77% of those living in Cranston.

There are four internet providers serving the Cranston area, and 98.81% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Cranston's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Cranston

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Cranston residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 77% of the area. Cranston’s third most-available internet provider, Cox, offers cable to around 99% of Cranston residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to all households in Cranston covering 99% 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 Cranston than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Cranston, $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 Cranston, $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 Cranston. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cranston's providers, 326 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

77%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in Cranston covering 77% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Cranston 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 Cranston, $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 Cranston, $2.37.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 15 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Cranston. These download speeds are available to 77% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Cranston's providers, 326 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 Cranston covering 99% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Cranston 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 Cranston, $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 Cranston, $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 Cranston. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Cranston's providers, 326 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Cranston and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Cranston at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Cranston at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Cranston 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 Cranston with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Cranston. The next fastest internet provider in Cranston is Cox, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 99% of the area.

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

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Cranston, covering 99% of the city.

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.

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.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.