Internet providers in
Providence, RI

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5+ Mbps
  • Regular browsing
  • Music streaming
  • Ideal for 1 person
10+ Mbps
  • HD video streaming
  • Casual gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 people
20+ Mbps
  • Ultra HD streaming
  • Frequent gaming
  • Ideal for 2-4 people
40+ Mbps
  • Simultaneous HD streaming
  • Simultaneous gaming
  • Ideal for 4+

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Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

 
1. Verizon
Available in Providence
Connection:
High Speed Internet
Download
speeds up to

7.1 - 15Mbps
2. Cox Communications
Available in Providence
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
3. Viasat
Available in Providence
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. Broadview Networks, Inc
Available in Providence
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Earthlink
Available in Providence
Connection:
Cable, DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
6. Lightower Fiber Networks
Available in Providence
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Cox Communications
Available in Providence
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
2. Viasat
Available in Providence
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
3. Megapath
Available in Providence
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. Zayo Group
Available in Providence
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Fibertech
Available in Providence
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
6. Cogent Communication
Available in Providence
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
7. Level 3 Communications
Available in Providence
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. Broadview Networks, Inc
Available in Providence
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. Earthlink
Available in Providence
Connection:
Cable, DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
10. OSHEAN
Available in Providence
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
11. Lightower Fiber Networks
Available in Providence
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. AT&T
Available in Providence
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4GLTE
2. Sprint
Available in Providence
Connection:
Mobile
Sprint
4GLTE
3. T-Mobile
Available in Providence
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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Providence Residential Internet Coverage

Providence, one of the most densely populated cities in Rhode Island, relies on consistent internet coverage to serve its homes, businesses, and retail areas.

Fiber internet is available to those throughout Providence, with Verizon Fios providing service as far north as Charles and as far south as South Elmwood. The coverage map runs from Manton in the west to Blackstone in the east. Verizon_s coverage map is nearly identical to that of Verizon Fios, providing additional high-speed options to customers in Wanskuck, Elmwood, Hartford, and Wayland.

Another major fiber internet provider in Providence is Lightower Fiber Networks, which brings coverage to all of the city.

With the exception of West End, Reservoir, Silverlake, and Hartford in the west and central parts of Providence, all of the city is covered by Level 3 Communications.

In addition, Earthlink is well-established in Providence, with a service area stretching from Mount Hope in the north to Lower South Providence in the south; coverage spans farflung neighborhoods like Silverlake in the west and Fox Point in the east.

Broadview Networks makes high-speed internet available to the entirety of Providence, stretching to Elmhurst in the north, Mount Pleasant in the west, College Hill in the east, and Reservoir in the south.

Internet Provider types in Providence


Cable

100%
Coverage

DSL

97%
Coverage

Fiber

100%
Coverage

Internet Provider availability in Providence,RI


3 Mbps
100%
availability

10 Mbps
100%
availability

25 Mbps
100%
availability
Broadband internet availability
(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)
100%
Providence
79%
USA

Summary of Providence Internet Providers

ProviderTypeDownload speeds up toUser Rating
VerizonFiber100 MbpsN/A
Cox CommunicationsCable100 Mbps3.5/5
ViasatSatellite25 MbpsN/A
Broadview Networks, IncDSL & Fiber1000 Mbps5.0/5
EarthlinkCable, DSL & Fiber1000 Mbps4.0/5
Lightower Fiber NetworksFiber1000 MbpsN/A
Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.
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