There are 3 residential cable providers in Rhode Island covering 97.36% of the state. The largest cable company is Cox Communications, available to 97.33% of Rhode Island homes. Call Cox Communications first, and if they cannot help you they will direct you the the right provider.

 

All 3 Cable Providers in Rhode Island

State ProviderAvailabilityRhode Island SpeedsGet Service
Cox Communications97.33%

300 to 300 Mbps

300 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Cox Communications customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 1,026,333 people who can get cable from Cox Communications in Rhode Island. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Cox Communications potential customers in Rhode Island who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Cox Communications offers no different speeds throughout Rhode Island. The fastest speed anyone in Rhode Island can get from Cox Communications is 300 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Cox Communications Rhode Island customers is 300 Mbps.

Full Channel4.64%

320 to 320 Mbps

320 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Full Channel customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 48,953 people who can get cable from Full Channel in Rhode Island. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Full Channel potential customers in Rhode Island who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Full Channel offers no different speeds throughout Rhode Island. The fastest speed anyone in Rhode Island can get from Full Channel is 320 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Full Channel Rhode Island customers is 320 Mbps.

Spectrum0.02%

100 to 300 Mbps

100 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Spectrum customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 208 people who can get cable from Spectrum in Rhode Island. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Spectrum potential customers in Rhode Island who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Spectrum offers 2 different speeds throughout Rhode Island. The fastest speed anyone in Rhode Island can get from Spectrum is 300 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Spectrum Rhode Island customers is 100 Mbps.

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* Note: “Avg. Speed” is a population-weighted average of the top speed in Rhode Island. Our calculation gives a more accurate estimate of the speed you can actually expect to be available for purchase in your area.

Rhode Island residents may also choose internet-only service from a brand like Cox Communications and sign up for satellite TV, which is generally rated higher than TV delivered over cable.

Satellite TV and Internet Providers

Because competition is stronger for satellite television, DISH and DIRECTV are generally considered superior to cable TV service. You can choose a separate form of internet, and the providers below will actually help you set up home internet service, sometimes even with bundled savings. Call for pricing and bundling options.

Satellite internet is not an ideal choice, but allows people in rural areas to stay connected. Note that most satellite services require either a deposit for equipment installation or a decent credit score.

ProviderAvailabilityServicesGet Service
DIRECTV100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

More about DIRECTV

DIRECTV provides satellite TV service that consistently beats cable TV service in terms of programming, price, and customer service. Their packages have long been the favorite among sports fans, but their low-priced packages are also worth checking out for casual watchers. DIRECTV premium packages include many of the most popular channels in the world.

DISH100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

More about DISH

DISH was formerly known as (and sometimes still called) the Dish Network. DISH provides affordable package prices and is known for lower up-front pricing. DISH competes aggressively with AT&T-owned DIRECTV. DISH has worked hard in the last several years to improve sports programming to compete with the traditional leader, and is now a solid choice for savers and sports fans who know what they're looking for.

HuhgesNet100%

Satellite internet service

Speeds up to 15 Mbps

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More about HuhgesNet

Satellite internet should generally be your last option unless no other service is available in your area. The latency (lag) inherent to the technology makes it difficult to stream or browse, and online games that require a fast connection will not work. However, if you live in a rural area HughesNet is a good option. You'll just a need a little more patience while browsing or downloading movies to watch.


Cable Internet Speeds in Rhode Island

Rhode Island customers can get an average of 293.03 Mbps as their fastest speed. The fastest cable internet in the entire state is 320 Mbps, which 4.64% of homes can purchase. Some residents, however, can only get 100 Mbps. Internet speeds tend to be faster in East Rhode Island, and slower in the neighborhoods to the West. Cable is the fastest internet in 0% of the state. For residents looking for alternatives to cable, fiber is the best alternative for most households.

Rhode Island Map of Cable Internet Speeds

Cable Speed Key

1 Gbps+
999 Mbps
400 Mbps
0 Mbps

 

Cable Coverage and Availability in Rhode Island

Cable internet is available to 97.36% of residents, which can be bundled with TV service for package savings. The map below shows where cable companies provide service by block.

Rhode Island Map of Cable Internet Availability

Cable Availability Key

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What zip codes have cable in Rhode Island and nearby?

Zip CodeCable Coverage
0288694.62%
0292089.65%
0281898.12%
0291099.97%
0290999.53%
Zip CodeCable Coverage
0291195.33%
0285297.01%
0290894.36%
02907100%
0292199.96%

Cable in Your Rhode Island Neighborhood

Cox Communications is the primary cable provider for Rhode Island's northwest, north, northeast, west, central, east, southwest, south and southeast neighborhoods.

Compared with the rest of the county, Rhode Island has much greater access to cable versus other states and much greater cable coverage compared to the rest of the United States.

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