Melville, Rhode Island Broadband Internet Service

There are a total of 3 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Melville, 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 Melville:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1CoxCable1000 Mbps35 Mbps99.4%
2ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
3HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Melville 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 Melville have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Melville compare to Newport County? The average speed in Melville is 32.3 Mbps which is faster than Newport County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the Rhode Island average of 36.8 Mbps.

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Melville Internet Access Facts

  • The average internet download speed in Newport County is 16.7 Mbps based upon 207448 samples taken in the past year

  • The average upload speed in Melville is 7.19 Mbps. This is 29.2% slower than the average in Rhode Island and 38% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average download speed in Melville is 93.4% faster than the Newport County average and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Melville is 7.19 Mbps. This is 114.6% faster than the Newport County average and 38% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 96.4% of Newport County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 0.0% of Newport County residents

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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 Melville 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 Melville, Rhode Island.

Who has the fastest internet service in Melville?

Cox with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Melville.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Melville, Rhode Island?

The following zip codes were used: 02842 and 02871

How do the internet speeds in Melville compare to other cities in Rhode Island?

Click through to see how the Melville broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Cumberland Hill, Harrisville, Hope Valley, Narragansett Pier, Pascoag, Providence, Warwick

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Most likely there is not. Our latest information shows there are no fiber internet providers offering coverage to more than 15% of the Melville, Rhode Island population.

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 Melville, Rhode Island?

Cox provides broadband internet service to 99.4% of Melville.

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.




Melville 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.


Cox

  • 250+ channels
  • Contour voice remote control
  • Customizable add-ons
  • Make your TV content portable with the Contour app app
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DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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