Internet providers in Kingston, RI

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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.

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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, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Kingston, $3.21.

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, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Kingston, $3.21.

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, $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 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, Inc. 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. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is higher than average for 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.

Kingston, RI internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 200 - 940 Mbps Fiber-optic 90%
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 15 Mbps DSL 85%
Cox $29.99/mo. 10 - 300 Mbps Cable 100%
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

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.

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.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

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.