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Internet providers in Pawtucket, RI

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Pawtucket, RI internet providers

Provider
Verizon $39.99 -Fiber-optic98%
Verizon $39.99 -DSL96%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Pawtucket internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Pawtucket 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 Pawtucket area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Pawtucket residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 96% of those living in Pawtucket.

There are four internet providers serving the Pawtucket area, and 98.63% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Pawtucket's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Pawtucket

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Pawtucket residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 96% of the area. Pawtucket’s third most-available internet provider, Cox, offers cable to around 99% of Pawtucket residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/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 Pawtucket 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 Pawtucket than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Pawtucket, $44.99.

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 Pawtucket. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Pawtucket's providers, 117 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

96%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Pawtucket covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Pawtucket 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 Pawtucket, $44.99.

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 Pawtucket. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Pawtucket's providers, 117 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 Pawtucket covering 99% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Pawtucket 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 Pawtucket, $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 Pawtucket, $2.81.

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 Pawtucket. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Pawtucket's providers, 117 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Pawtucket and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Pawtucket at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Pawtucket at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Pawtucket 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 Pawtucket with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Pawtucket. The next fastest internet provider in Pawtucket is Cox, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 99% of the area.

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

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

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.

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.

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.