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Internet providers in Providence, RI

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Providence, RI internet providers

Provider
Verizon - -Fiber-optic98%
Verizon - -DSL97%
Cox $29.99 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.250%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable98%
HughesNet $49.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Providence internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Providence 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 Providence area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Providence 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 97% of those living in Providence.

There are four internet providers serving the Providence area, and 98.10% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Providence's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Providence

The largest internet providers in Providence are Cox, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing cable and satellite options to Providence.

Cable internet from Cox is available to nearly all Providence residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Providence’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Providence residents.

Cox cable internet

Provider
Cox
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to nearly all households in Providence covering 98% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Providence 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 Providence, $43.33.

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 Providence, $2.28.

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 Providence. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Providence's providers, 450 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

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

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Providence covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Providence where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $49.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Providence, $43.33.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Providence, $2.28.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Providence. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Providence's providers, 450 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Providence covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Providence where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for Viasat start at $50/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Providence, $43.33.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Providence, $2.28.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Providence. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Providence's providers, 450 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Cox is the fastest internet provider in Providence with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.250% of households in Providence. The next fastest internet provider in Providence is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 98% of the area.

Cox offers the cheapest internet in Providence with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Providence, $43.33.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Providence, covering 98% of the city. Cox also offers fiber internet in Providence and is available to 0.250% of households.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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