RHODE ISLAND 'S BROADBAND PROFILE

With 20 Internet service providers and an average download speed of 41.40 MBPS, Rhode Island is ranked as the 1 most connected state in the U.S. Regarding Internet competition within the state, 100% of the population of Rhode Island has access to two or more ISPs. This means that about 0% of the population lives still in an under served area (where there is no provider or only one provider).

INTERNET SPEEDS IN RHODE ISLAND

Gigabit speed Internet service has become the aspiration of Americans everywhere. Only 97.60% of the people of Rhode Island have access to Gigabit service. At least 0.30% of the people here do not have access to 100 MBPS Internet service.

In 2014 the FCC designated 25 MBPS as the minimum download speed for an Internet provider to call their service "broadband" speed Internet. 0.30% of the Rhode Island's population does not have access to broadband Internet service.

TYPES OF INTERNET SERVICE IN RHODE ISLAND

Wired access includes technologies such as DSL, Cable, Copper and Fiber Optic Internet services. Most people here have access to one or more of these technologies, but 0.10% still do not have access to any type of wired Internet access technology.

Mobile broadband is defined as accessing the Internet via cell phone towers. Speeds vary depending upon the type of technology (3G, 4G, LTE, etc...). 99.70% of Rhode Island's population has access to one or more mobile broadband providers.

Fixed wireless internet is internet from an Internet service tower. Usually these services are set up to provide broadband service in more rural areas. 0% of the population here has access to one or more fixed wireless providers.