Pawtucket, RI High Speed Internet Service
There are a total of 4 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Pawtucket, 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 Pawtucket:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Cox||Cable, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||98.8%|
|2||Verizon||Fiber||940 Mbps||880 Mbps||98.4%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Pawtucket 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 Pawtucket 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
For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Pawtucket of 8.33 Mbps are slower than the Providence County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Rhode Island.
Pawtucket Internet Access Facts
The average upload speed in Pawtucket is 8.33 Mbps. This is 17.3% slower than the Providence County average and 28.2% 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
The average internet download speed in Providence County is 33.11 Mbps based upon 1774776 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Pawtucket is 11.3% faster than the average in Rhode Island and 26.5% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average internet download speed in Pawtucket is 40.97 Mbps based upon 246344 measurements taken in the last 12 months
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 Pawtucket 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 Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
How do the internet speeds in Pawtucket compare to other cities in Rhode Island?
Click through to see how the Pawtucket broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Ashaway, Cranston, Harrisville, Hope Valley, Newport, Newport East, Warwick
What is Mbps?
Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.
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.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Pawtucket, Rhode Island?
The following zip codes were used: 02860, 02861, 02862 and 02863
Who has the fastest internet service in Pawtucket?
Cox with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Pawtucket.
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Unlikely. Our records indicate there are no DSL providers that offer coverage to more than 15% of residents in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
What is an internet data cap?
Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.
Pawtucket 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
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 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
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages