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Internet providers in 02860

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02860 internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic100%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL99%
Cox $29.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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02860 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 02860 ZIP code 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 02860 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 98% of those living in the 02860 ZIP code.

There are four internet providers serving the 02860 area, and 99.96% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among four internet providers in 02860, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Pawtucket

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Cox 122 Mbps 12 Mbps Cable
Verizon 92 Mbps 67 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in 02860

The largest internet providers serving the 02860 ZIP code are Verizon and Cox bringing fiber-optic, DSL, and cable options to the area.

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all in the 02860 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 99% of the area. Pawtucket’s third most-available internet provider, Cox, offers cable to around 100% of residents in the 02860 ZIP code.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to all households in the 02860 ZIP code, 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 02860 ZIP code 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 Pawtucket, $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 Pawtucket, $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 02860 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Pawtucket'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

99%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in the 02860 ZIP code, covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines 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 Pawtucket, $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 Pawtucket, $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 02860 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Pawtucket'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

100%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to all households in the 02860 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 02860 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, $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 Pawtucket, $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 02860 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Pawtucket's providers, 326 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 02860 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 02860 and the greater Pawtucket area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Pawtucket at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Pawtucket at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 02860 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 02860 frequently asked questions

Cox is the fastest internet provider in the 02860 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 02860. The next fastest internet provider in the 02860 ZIP code is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Cox offers the cheapest internet in the 02860 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Pawtucket, $53.74.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 02860 ZIP code, covering 100% of the city.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

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.