In Rhode Island there is 1 residential Fiber provider covering 84.73% of the state. The average home can get speeds up to 940 Mbps. Note that we may have a financial relationship with some of the providers below. This does not influence rankings, and helps us provide high-quality detailed information for free.


Fiber Internet Service Provider in Rhode Island

Verizon | Fiber



Avg. Speed:

940 Mbps

To avoid wasting your time, providers with less than 1% coverage in Rhode Island are not shown.


Rhode Island Satellite TV & Internet Providers

DISH Satellite TV



Avg. Speed:

N/A: Call to bundle.


DIRECTV Satellite TV



Avg. Speed:


Not sure whether to choose Dish or DIRECTV? For most people most of the time we recommend DISH. But click here to learn more.


HughesNet Satellite Internet



Avg. Speed:

15 Mbps

(High latency)




Where in Rhode Island is fiber internet available?

Rhode Island map of fiber internet availability

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Fiber is available in 84.73% of Rhode Island. Areas in green have fiber internet service, where areas in yellow or red may not. The most widely available provider is Verizon. Call one of the companies with service in Rhode Island above to see who has service at your home.


How fast is fiber internet in Rhode Island?

The map below shows maximum fiber internet speeds by area in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island map of the fastest fiber internet speeds

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The average Rhode Island home can get up to 940 Mbps on their fiber internet plan. The fastest fiber download speed in the state is 1,000 Mbps, which less than 1% of residents can get. Some homes and apartments do not have access to these speeds. On the slower end, for example, 84.32% of homes can only purchase plans up to 940 Mbps. See the internet provider details below for info about their speed and coverage in Rhode Island.

Fiber internet speeds tend to be faster in the south parts of Rhode Island, and slower in the west areas of the state.

Is fiber the fastest internet I can get in Rhode Island?

The fastest internet for you may vary based on where in Rhode Island you live. In general, cable competes most often with fiber in the state.

  • Fiber is the fastest internet type for 1.10% of Rhode Island homes.
  • Cable is fastest for 97.66% of the state.
  • DSL is fastest for less than 1%.
  • Fixed wireless is fastest for less than 1%.
  • Satellite internet may be the only option for less than 1% of Rhode Island homes.


Fiber Providers in Depth

Below you'll find which TV and internet providers offer service in Rhode Island, along with details on where in Rhode Island and at what speeds.

Verizon Fiber in Rhode Island

Verizon fiber coverage

About 84.69%, or 891,419 people, have Verizon fiber internet available to them in the state. The company covers the entire Rhode Island area. Verizon is one of the largest internet service providers internet service providers in the US, with internet service available in much of Rhode Island.


Verizon fiber download speeds

Verizon is above average when comparing download speeds to all other internet providers in Rhode Island. Versus other fiber providers in the area, Verizon fiber is the slowest. There are no different maximum speeds throughout Rhode Island. The fastest plan anyone in Rhode Island can order from Verizon goes up to 940 Mbps, and all Rhode Island customers can get this speed.

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The following maximum speeds are marketed to Verizon customers in Rhode Island. Cheaper plans with slower speeds may be available.

  • 100.0% up to 940.0 Mbps


Verizon fiber upload speeds

In Rhode Island download speeds tend to be than upload speeds for Verizon fiber. Compared to other ISPs, Verizon is the fastest where upload speeds are concerned, and the fastest compared to other Rhode Island fiber providers. Verizon offers no different upload speeds across the state. The fastest upload speed available to anyone from this ISP in Rhode Island is up to 880 Mbps, which is available to everyone covered.

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Verizon's Rhode Island fiber customers can expect the following upload speeds:

  • 100.0% up to 880.0 Mbps





Rhode Island Fiber by Area

This information is most helpful to those looking for homes or considering moving to Rhode Island or any of the areas nearby.

How does fiber internet in Rhode Island compare to the rest of the United States?

Fiber internet speeds in Rhode Island are comparable versus the average speeds in the United States: 936 Mbps in the United States versus 940 Mbps in the state. The nation has similar fiber availability compared to the state. Average fiber coverage in the United States is 89.84% versus 84.73% in Rhode Island.

What zip codes have fiber internet?

Fiber internet coverage varies by zip code and neighborhood. Some examples in or around Rhode Island are shown below. You can enter any zip code here to see TV and internet providers by zip code.

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What does fiber internet look like in other states?

Below are states nearby and with similar populations. This comparison can be useful if living somewhere with fast internet is important to you.

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