Internet providers in Foster, RI

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Foster internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Foster 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 Foster area will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 100% of Foster residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 75% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 29% of those living in Foster.

There are four internet providers serving the Foster area. Among Foster's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Foster

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Foster residents, covering 100% of households. Some will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 29% of the area. Foster’s third most-available internet provider, Cox, offers cable to around 75% of Foster residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

150 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to all households in Foster 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 Foster than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Foster, $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, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Foster, $3.21.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 150 Mbps in Foster. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Foster's providers, 126 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

29%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to some, but not many households in Foster covering 29% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Foster 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 Foster, $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, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Foster, $3.21.

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 Foster. These download speeds are available to 29% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Foster's providers, 126 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

75%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to most households in Foster covering 75% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Foster 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 Foster, $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 Foster, $3.21.

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 Foster. These download speeds are available to 75% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Foster's providers, 126 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Foster, RI internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 200 - 150 Mbps Fiber-optic 100%
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 5 Mbps DSL 29%
Cox $29.99/mo. 10 - 300 Mbps Cable 75%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Cox is the fastest internet provider in Foster with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 75% of households in Foster. The next fastest internet provider in Foster is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 100% of the area.

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

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

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

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.

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