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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Rhode Island

Rhode Island might be the smallest state, but it packs a punch when it comes to fast internet options. Much of the state has access to the internet providers Verizon Home Internet and Cox Communications. Both providers have internet speeds up to 2,000Mbps and have plans at affordable prices. You also have a 5G option with Verizon Home Internet that is available everywhere in the state. Providence not only has access to Verizon and Cox Communications, but it also has access to fiber provider Breezeline.

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars from customers in Rhode Island.

That ranks Rhode Island 38th nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

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Internet customer satisfaction in Rhode Island

 3.6/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 38th national ranking for customer satisfaction

$70.82 average price per payment for internet, per household

86.2% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

3.6/5 average customer service rating of internet services

3.7/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

1,062,583 people

2.63 average people per household

$74,399 average income per household

44 average age per household

59% of population employed


7% higher than national average

Ranked 3rd nationally


37% higher than national average

Ranked 1st nationally


15% higher than national average

Ranked 4th nationally


13% higher than national average

Ranked 2nd nationally

Average download speed
190.7 Mbps

42.14% higher than national average
Ranks 1st nationally

Average upload speed
67.1 Mbps

0.14% higher than national average
Ranks 10th nationally
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Fastest internet providers in Rhode Island

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
Verizon Home Internet 208.33 Mbps 118.17 Mbps 98.68%
Cox Communications 178.27 Mbps 19.82 Mbps 95.73% View Plans for Cox Communications
i3 Broadband 155.72 Mbps 23.77 Mbps 56.15% View Plans for i3 Broadband
100% of people in Rhode Island have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 4th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
Satellite 150 Mbps 100% 100% See all providers for Satellite
Fiber 1590.53 Mbps 100% 96.38% See all providers for Fiber
DSL 15 Mbps 87.59% 96.71% See all providers for DSL
Cable 1854.55 Mbps 3.82% 90.55% See all providers for Cable
5G Home 263.62 Mbps 100% 68.18% See all providers for 5G Home

Best cities for internet in Rhode Island

Cities in Rhode Island with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Coventry 306.89 Mbps 113.8 Mbps 97% Verizon Home Internet
North Providence 265.63 Mbps 76.07 Mbps 100% Cox Communications
Pawtucket 226.28 Mbps 104.28 Mbps 99% XFINITY
West Warwick 221.55 Mbps 72.83 Mbps 81% Verizon Home Internet
Cranston 216.34 Mbps 89.92 Mbps 94% Verizon Home Internet
Providence 191.99 Mbps 71.69 Mbps 97% Breezeline
Smithfield 183.61 Mbps 37.23 Mbps 98% Cox Communications
Woonsocket 183.4 Mbps 82.79 Mbps 100% Cox Communications

Coventry is the best city in Rhode Island for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. North Providence and Pawtucket also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in Rhode Island

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Providence 189,715 100% 100% 100%
Cranston 82,691 100% 100% 100%
Warwick 82,783 100% 100% 100%
Pawtucket 75,176 100% 100% 100%
East Providence 47,012 100% 100% 100%
Mapleville 2,098 100% 100% 100%
North Smithfield 12,535 89% 89% 89%
Lincoln 22,476 80% 80% 80%

Providence is the most internet-connected city in Rhode Island. Providence makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Providence's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Cranston and Warwick also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in Rhode Island


Population: 189,715

Median income: $56,139

191.99 Mbps
avg. download speed

71.69 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP


Population: 82,783

Median income: $78,269

167.87 Mbps
avg. download speed

55.64 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP


Population: 82,691

Median income: $68,794

216.34 Mbps
avg. download speed

89.92 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP

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Methodology relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.

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