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Internet providers in Westerly, RI

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Westerly, RI internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic100%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL89%
Cox $29.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Westerly internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Westerly 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 Westerly area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Westerly residents. 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 89% of those living in Westerly.

There are four internet providers serving the Westerly area, and 99.13% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Westerly's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Westerly

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Verizon 150 Mbps 96 Mbps Fiber-optic
Cox 138 Mbps 12 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Westerly

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Westerly residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 89% of the area. Westerly’s third most-available internet provider, Cox, offers cable to around 99% of Westerly residents.

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 Westerly 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 Westerly 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 Westerly, $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 Westerly, $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 Westerly. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Westerly'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

89%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Westerly covering 89% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Westerly 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 Westerly, $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 Westerly, $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 Westerly. These download speeds are available to 89% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Westerly'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

99%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to all households in Westerly covering 99% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Westerly 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 Westerly, $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 Westerly, $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 Westerly. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Westerly's providers, 326 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Cox is the fastest internet provider in Westerly with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Westerly. The next fastest internet provider in Westerly is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 100% of the area.

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

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Westerly, covering 100% of the city.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

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.

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.