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Internet providers in East Providence, RI

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East Providence, RI internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic98%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL86%
Cox $29.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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East Providence internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in East Providence 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 East Providence area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of East Providence residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 85% of those living in East Providence.

There are four internet providers serving the East Providence area, and 99.13% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among East Providence's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in East Providence

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Cox 132 Mbps 15 Mbps Cable
Verizon 92 Mbps 43 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in East Providence

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all East Providence residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 86% of the area. East Providence’s third most-available internet provider, Cox, offers cable to around 99% of East Providence residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in East Providence covering 98% 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 East Providence than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in East Providence, $53.74.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in East Providence, $0.32.

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 East Providence. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all East Providence's providers, 326 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

86%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in East Providence covering 86% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in East Providence 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in East Providence, $53.74.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in East Providence, $0.32.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in East Providence. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all East Providence's providers, 326 Mbps.

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Cox cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

99%

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

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but East Providence 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 East Providence, $53.74.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in East Providence, $0.32.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cox offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in East Providence. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all East Providence's providers, 326 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in East Providence and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in East Providence at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in East Providence at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many East Providence residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Cox is the fastest internet provider in East Providence with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in East Providence. The next fastest internet provider in East Providence is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 98% of the area.

Cox offers the cheapest internet in East Providence with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in East Providence, $53.74.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in East Providence, covering 98% of the city.

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.

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.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.