Cranston, Rhode Island Broadband Internet Service
There are a total of 4 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Cranston, Rhode Island and meet the minimum accepted broadband definition of 25 Mbps download speed. Our proprietary ranking calculation takes into account different aspects of useable download speed, upload speed and coverage area. For example, an increase of 100 Mbps download speed from 200 Mbps to 300 Mbps is much more significant for users than an increase from 1000 Mbps to 1100Mpbs. Also, for nearly all users download speed is much more important than upload speed. Our ranked ordering of internet service providers in Cranston:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Cox||Cable||1000 Mbps||35 Mbps||95.6%|
|2||Verizon||Fiber||940 Mbps||880 Mbps||95.4%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Cranston RI Internet Access Options
When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Cranston have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Cranston compare to Providence County? The average speed in Cranston is 38.62 Mbps which is faster than Providence County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Rhode Island average of 36.8 Mbps.
Cranston Internet Access Facts
The average internet download speed in Providence County is 33.11 Mbps based upon 1774776 samples taken in the past year
The average upload speed in Cranston is 9.61 Mbps. This is 5.3% slower than the average in Rhode Island and 17.2% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
The average download speed in Cranston is 16.6% faster than the Providence County average and 19.2% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Cranston is 9.61 Mbps. This is 4.6% slower than the Providence County average and 17.2% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 98.1% of Providence County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 97.3% of Providence County residents
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Cranston residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Cox as the top provider for Cranston, Rhode Island.
Who has the fastest internet service in Cranston?
Cox with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Cranston.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Cranston, Rhode Island?
The following zip codes were used: 02831, 02905, 02907, 02910, 02920 and 02921
How do the internet speeds in Cranston compare to other cities in Rhode Island?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Cranston - Verizon.
What is DSL internet service?
DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Cranston, Rhode Island?
Cox provides broadband internet service to 95.6% of Cranston.
What is cable internet service?
Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.
What download speed do I need to stream movies?
For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.
Cranston Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 250+ channels
- Contour voice remote control
- Customizable add-ons
- Make your TV content portable with the Contour app app
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
- 85+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app