Rhode Island

Internet Service Providers

Compare Local Plans (RI)

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ISPLowest PriceTop Speeds
Verizon100 mbps for $40/mo940 mbps for $80/mo
Cox30 mbps for $40/mo300 mbps for $80/mo
Frontier50 mbps for $30/mo500 mbps for $130/mo
Spectrum100 mbps for $45/mo940 mbps for $105/mo
Xfinity60 mbps for $40/mo2000 mbps for $300/mo
Windstream25 Mbps for $26/mo1 Gig for $55/mo

Satellite

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ISPLowest PriceTop Speeds
Viasat12 Mbps for $5030 Mbps fo $100
HughesNet25 Mbps for $26/mo1000 Mbps for $55/mo

Verizon 833-933-2461

Fios

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
100100$40 *
300300$60 **
940880$80 ***
  • *1 Year Price Guarantee
  • **2 Year Price Guarantee
  • ***3 Year Price Guarantee
  • Must use auto pay
  • Equipment fees and taxes
  • Verizon is known for good customer service.

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Cox 1-855-791-4148

Gen5 Service Plans

down (GB)up (GB)cost (GB)
303$40
15010$60
30030$80

  • 1 year commitment
  • installation & equipment fees not included
  • includes wi-fi hotspots and security.

Cox Solutions Stores or dealers located in East Providence, Providence, Smithfield, South Kingstown & Warwick (Providence, Washington & Kent County).

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Frontier 855-917-9662

Fios

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
5050$30
200200$40
300300$100
500500$150
  • Fiber network
  • 2 yr plans
  • Price does not include equipment and a few other minor fees

Fios High Speed Internet

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
66$28
2525$35
115115$45
  • High speed internet (private line connection) as opposed to cable
  • Cable speeds may vary throughout the day since the signal is sent from a nearby cable box that might be shared with your neighbors.

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Spectrum 1-833-826-1164

Spectrum Internet

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
100 (no data caps)$45
400(Internet Ultra upgrade)$70
940(Internet Gig upgrade)$105

  • *Internet is only $45/month if you are a new customer, and the promotion ends after a year. After that, Internet from Charter Spectrum is $70/month.
  • Cable connection.
  • Free modem
  • Contract free plan


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Xfinity 855-401-5362

Xfinity Internet

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
602 (Performance)$40
2505 (Blast!)$60
40010 (Extreme Pro)$80
100035 (Gigabit)$90
20002K (Gigabit Pro)$300

  • Minimum 1 year agreement required
  • Equipment and installation fees

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Windstream 855-908-9127

High Speed Internet

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
25DSL$26
50fiber$36
300fiber$46
1000fiber$55

  • No contract required for internet only plans.
  • Modem and installation fees apply.

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Viasat Satelitte (855) 242-8953

Metered broadband

down (GB)up (GB)cost (GB)
14$50
104$80
204$100
504$150
2004$400

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HughesNet 833-270-5638

Gen5 Service Plans

down (GB)up (GB)cost (GB)
253$50 (10 G data)
253$60 (20 G data)
253$90 (30 G data)
253$120 (50 G data)

  • 2 year commitment
  • lease or purchase equipment
  • includes wi-fi.

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Broadband in New Hampshire
The largest internet service providers in Rhode Island include Xfinity, FairPoint, TDS, and Spectrum. Recent legislation like SB 170 evolved in 2018, allowing municipalities access to public internet networks and platforms, a move aimed at cementing the state’s resolve to open up local communities to broadband investments. The New Hampshire Broadband Mapping and Planning Program (NHMPP) seeks to understand the availability of broadband service in NH, ways of improving access in the future, and effective avenues of increasing broadband adoption and connectivity.