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Provider
Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic90%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL85%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Kingston internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Kingston 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 Kingston area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Kingston residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 90% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 85% of those living in Kingston.

There are four internet providers serving the Kingston area, and 99.75% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Kingston's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Kingston

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Kingston residents, covering 90% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 85% of the area. Kingston’s third most-available internet provider, Cox, offers cable to around 100% of Kingston residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

90%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Kingston covering 90% 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 Kingston than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Kingston, $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 Kingston, $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 Kingston. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Kingston'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

85%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Kingston covering 85% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Kingston 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 Kingston, $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 Kingston, $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 Kingston. These download speeds are available to 85% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Kingston'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

100%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to all households in Kingston covering 100% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Kingston 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 Kingston, $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 Kingston, $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 Kingston. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Kingston's providers, 326 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Kingston and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Kingston at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Kingston at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Kingston 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 Kingston with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 90% of households in Kingston. The next fastest internet provider in Kingston is Cox, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

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

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Kingston, covering 90% of the city.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

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.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.