Rhode Island

Internet Service Providers

Compare Local Plans (RI)

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ISP Lowest Price Top Speeds
Verizon 100 mbps for $40/mo 940 mbps for $80/mo
Cox 30 mbps for $40/mo 300 mbps for $80/mo
Frontier 50 mbps for $30/mo 500 mbps for $130/mo
Spectrum 100 mbps for $45/mo 940 mbps for $105/mo
Xfinity 60 mbps for $40/mo 2000 mbps for $300/mo
Windstream 25 Mbps for $26/mo 1 Gig for $55/mo

Satellite

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ISP Lowest Price Top Speeds
Viasat 12 Mbps for $50 30 Mbps fo $100
HughesNet 25 Mbps for $26/mo 1000 Mbps for $55/mo

Verizon 844-773-4410

Fios

down (mbps) up (mbps) cost (mbps)
100 100 $40 *
300 300 $60 **
940 880 $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)
30 3 $40
150 10 $60
300 30 $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 855-382-2910

Fios

down (mbps) up (mbps) cost (mbps)
50 50 $30
200 200 $40
300 300 $100
500 500 $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)
6 6 $28
25 25 $35
115 115 $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 1-844-593-1728

Spectrum Internet

down (mbps) up (mbps) cost (mbps)
100 (no data caps) $45
400 (Internet Ultra upgrade) $65
940 (Internet Gig upgrade) $105

  • Cable connection.
  • Free modem
  • Contract free plan


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Xfinity 855-401-5362

Xfinity Internet

down (mbps) up (mbps) cost (mbps)
60 2 (Performance) $40
250 5 (Blast!) $60
400 10 (Extreme Pro) $80
1000 35 (Gigabit) $90
2000 2K (Gigabit Pro) $300

  • Minimum 1 year agreement required
  • Equipment and installation fees

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Windstream (855) 242-8953

High Speed Internet

down (mbps) up (mbps) cost (mbps)
25 DSL $26
50 fiber $36
300 fiber $46
1000 fiber $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)
1 4 $50
10 4 $80
20 4 $100
50 4 $150
200 4 $400

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HughesNet

Gen5 Service Plans

down (GB) up (GB) cost (GB)
25 3 $50 (10 G data)
25 3 $60 (20 G data)
25 3 $90 (30 G data)
25 3 $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.