Internet providers in Providence, RI

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1. Verizon
Available in Providence
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

User Rating (189)
2. Cox Communications
100% available in Providence
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
3. Viasat
99% available in Providence
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. HughesNet
Available in Providence
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
5. Windstream Enterprise
88% available in Providence
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
6. Lightower Fiber Networks
100% available in Providence
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Cox Communications
100% available in Providence
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
2. Viasat
99% available in Providence
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
3. HughesNet
Available in Providence
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
4. Megapath
75% available in Providence
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
5. Zayo Group
Available in Providence
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
6. Cogent Communication
Available in Providence
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
7. Windstream Enterprise
88% available in Providence
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. Lightower Fiber Networks
100% available in Providence
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. OSHEAN
100% available in Providence
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. AT&T
Available in Providence
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4GLTE

User Rating Info
2. Sprint
Available in Providence
Connection:
Mobile
Sprint
4GLTE

User Rating Info
3. T-Mobile
Available in Providence
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

User Rating Info

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How much internet speed do I need?

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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What is the best internet provider in Providence?

Internet Provider Types in Providence


Cable

100%
Coverage


DSL

97%
Coverage


Fiber

100%
Coverage

Internet Speed Availability in Providence


3 Mbps

100%
Availability


10 Mbps

100%
Availability


25 Mbps

100%
Availability

Broadband Internet Availability

(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)

100%
Providence
100%
Rhode Island
79%
USA

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.

Fastest Internet Service Providers in Providence

Verizon offers internet at speeds up to 940 Mbps

Cox Communications offers internet at speeds up to 100 Mbps

Viasat offers internet at speeds up to 25 Mbps

HughesNet offers internet at speeds up to 25 Mbps

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Summary of Providence internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
Verizon Fiber 940 Mbps 3.0/5
Cox Communications Cable 100 Mbps 3.0/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.5/5
Windstream Enterprise DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps N/A
Lightower Fiber Networks Fiber 1000 Mbps N/A

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

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.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Providence

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