Westerly, Rhode Island Broadband Internet Service

There are a total of 4 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Westerly, 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 Westerly:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1CoxCable1000 Mbps35 Mbps99.3%
2VerizonFiber940 Mbps880 Mbps99.6%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Westerly 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 Westerly 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 Westerly compare to Washington County? The average speed in Westerly is 77.85 Mbps which is faster than Washington County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Rhode Island average of 36.8 Mbps.

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Westerly Internet Access Facts

  • Cable internet is available to 99.3% of the Westerly population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 90.8% of Washington County residents

  • DSL internet is available to 20.8% of Westerly residents

  • There are 4 residential internet providers in Westerly, RI providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Westerly is 111.5% faster than the average in Rhode Island and 140.3% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 0.0% of the Washington County population

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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 Westerly 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 Westerly, Rhode Island.

Who has the fastest internet service in Westerly?

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

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

The following zip codes were used: 02808 and 02891

What is fiber internet service?

Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.

What internet download speed do I need?

Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Westerly internet service.

Speed Devices Typical Usage
25+ Mbps1-2 devicesWeb browsing
Music streaming
HD video streaming
100+ Mbps3-5 devicesVideo conferencing
4K video streaming
Online gaming
1000+ Mbps6+ devicesMultiple video or 4K streams
Zero latency gaming

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

Click through to see how the Westerly broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Ashaway, Central Falls, Cumberland Hill, Harrisville, Pascoag, Pawtucket, Tiverton

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Westerly - 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 Westerly, Rhode Island?

Verizon provides broadband internet service to 99.6% of Westerly.




Westerly 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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