Admitted to statehood on May 29, 1790 as the 13th state, Rhode Island is home to just over one million people. The state capitol is Providence, and the state enjoys thriving agricultural, manufacturing, shipbuilding and tourism industries. Rhode Island residents can choose either cable provided through several different companies, or digital subscriber service (DSL) for their high-speed Internet needs.
Charter offers a high-speed Internet package at a variety of megabits per second or Mbps speeds. As of this publication, the Charter Internet Express package is $30 per month and offers 12 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload. The Charter Internet Plus package is $40 per month with speeds of 18 Mbps download and 2 Mbps uploads and the Charter Internet Max package offers 25 Mbps downloads and 3 Mbps uploads for $55 per month.
Cox offers high-speed cable Internet access throughout the state of Rhode island. The packages have download speeds that range from 3 Mbps to 55 Mbps. Pricing as of this publication is $25 to $100 per month, depending on the package and services selected. Customers can choose their speed requirement, modem preference and subscriptions to virus protection.
Full Channel is a local Internet Service Provider offering high-speed Internet service to the state of Rhode Island. They offer two packages: Bronze High-speed and Silver High-speed. As of this publication, Bronze High-speed Internet offers 1 Mbps download and upload speeds for $26, while the Silver High-speed package offers 8 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload speeds for $34 per month.
Verizon offers High-speed DSL Internet access to parts of Rhode Island. Mbps speeds range from .5 to 1 for both upload and downloads, and as of this publication, the package price is $25 per month.
Choosing the right Internet service will depend on your geographic location and specific needs. For example, if you intend to bundle services such as Internet, cable television and telephone, choosing a cable Internet provider is advantageous. However, if you just need Internet access, DSL is an option.
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