Compare Internet Services in Rhode Island (RI)

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Internet Speed and Connection in Rhode Island


Percentage with access to 100 Mbps download or faster


Percentage with access to
1 Gbps download or faster


127 Mbps

Average Speed

Average Mbps download speed

Top 3 Metro Locations in Rhode Island

Being close to a metro area means that you might have access to a larger pool of fast internet options. Below are the top 3 metro locations per state.

Providence-Warwick – Population 1,621,337

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NA – Population

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Rhode Island breakdown of Internet coverage

The largest metro area in Rhode Island is Providence-Warwick with a population of 1,621,337.00. This is followed by the NA metro area, with a population of . This matters because according to the FCC data, areas with the highest population density tend to offer higher speeds and have access to more Internet providers.

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Data from FCC Broadband Deployment

Number of fixed residential broadband providers


Coverage by Internet type

81% get DSL

97% get Cable

84% get Fiber

100% get Satellite

Broadband government information

The State of Rhode Island will create a state broadband office that will assess the barriers to broadband adoption and usage in the state. The office will benchmark the state’s progress over a four-year period; develop a plan to improve broadband availability and usage in the state, utilizing input gathered through a series of community meetings over the course of the project; and create partnerships with the private and public sectors to facilitate greater broadband deployment and adoption.

RI Internet news

As part of a longstanding project to connect essential community anchor institutions across the country, and facilitate closer collaboration and long-term benefits for education, research, healthcare, public safety, and government services, the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID) proposes a comprehensive 50-state network benefitting approximately 121,000 community anchors.

Most popular cities with Internet around Rhode Island

Internet Access in RI by City

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