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Bristol, RI Internet Access

Internet Connectivity in Bristol

^ An estimated 16,596 Bristol residents are connected to the Internet either at home, work, elsewhere or at multiple locations [1].

Internet Availability in Bristol

^ Collectively (all cities), 80.4% of all Rhode Island residents live in a household where Internet is available, which ranks 12th in the nation [2].

Disconnected in Bristol

^ There are an estimated 6,381 Bristol residents who are not connected to the Internet at all - whether at home, work, or elsewhere [1].

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Bristol Internet Speeds

Landline Internet Speed in Bristol

  • Average wireline ISP speeds in Bristol
    • Average download speed: 3.01 Mb/s
    • Average upload speed: 0.85 Mb/s
    • Maximum download speed: 9.95 Mb/s
    • Maximum upload speed: 0.85 Mb/s
  • *Results based on 8 wireline tests.

Landline Internet Speed: Bristol vs. the U.S.

How Bristol landline Internet speeds compare to the rest of the nation [4].


Wireless Internet Speed in Bristol

  • Average wireless ISP speeds in Bristol
    • Average download speed: 1.85 Mb/s
    • Average upload speed: 0.8 Mb/s
    • Maximum download speed: 1.85 Mb/s
    • Maximum upload speed: 0.8 Mb/s
  • *Results based on 29 wireless tests.

Wireless Internet Speed: Bristol vs. the U.S.

How Bristol wireless Internet speeds compare to the rest of the nation [4].


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Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Bristol

Landline Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Bristol, RI

Internet Service Provider (ISP)Type of Internet Service OfferedMaximum advertised download speedMaximum advertised upload speed
Cable Modem10 Mb/s - 25 Mb/s3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s
Cable Modem50 Mb/s - 100 Mb/s3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s
Asymmetric DSL3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s

Wireless Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Bristol, RI

Internet Service Provider (ISP)Type of Internet Service OfferedMaximum advertised download speedMaximum advertised upload speed
Wireless768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s200 Kb/s - 768 Kb/s
Wireless3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s
Wireless10 Mb/s - 25 Mb/s3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s

Featured ISPs for Bristol, RI

AT&T

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Bristol Internet Statistics

Bristol Internet Connectivity

Bristol: 72.3% of residents are connected, with 26.2% of the population connected on multiple devices [1].


Connected to the Internet in Bristol


  • Bristol Internet Connectivity [1]
    • An estimated 16,596 Bristol residents are connected to the Internet in some capacity - either at home, work, elsewhere or at multiple locations.
    • An estimated 6,381 Bristol residents are not connected to the Internet. These residents are not connected at home, work, or elsewhere.

  • Bristol Internet Availability [2]
    • It is estimated that 18,455 Bristol residents live in a household where Internet is available.

Household Income in Bristol

Bristol: The median household income is $55,160 and 8% of households are below poverty level [6].


Local Internet-Related Businesses in Bristol

Free Wi-Fi in or near Bristol, RI

Local businesses offering patrons free wi-fi Internet connectivity in the community.

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Community Anchor Institutions in Bristol , RI

Organizations facilitating the greater use of broadband service in the community.


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Electronics Stores in or near Bristol, RI

Businesses selling Internet-related hardware & software products in the community.

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Rhode Island Internet Access Facts & ISP Statistics

Rhode Island Home Internet Speed

  • When comparing home (landline) and mobile Internet speeds in RI, median download speeds are 4.02 times higher for home (landline) & median upload speeds are 5.06 times higher for home (landline).
  • Home Internet Speeds in RI [5]
    • Median Home Download Speed: 13.1 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 6.13 Mb/s - 20.3 Mb/s
    • Median Home Upload Speed: 4.91 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 2.37 Mb/s - 6.78 Mb/s
  • Mobile Internet Speeds in RI [5]
    • Median Mobile Download Speed: 2.59 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 0.76 Mb/s - 8.47 Mb/s
    • Median Mobile Upload Speed: 1.22 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.38 Mb/s - 5.69 Mb/s

Rhode Island Internet Connectivity


  • Connected to the Internet in the state of Rhode Island [1]: 72.3% of RI residents are connected to the Internet in one or more locations on one or more devices.
    • The 72.3% mark ranks Rhode Island 22nd in the nation in total Internet connectivity.
    • 29.1% of residents are connected to the Internet only at home.
    • 4.6% are not connected at home, but are connected elsewhere.
    • 12.4% are connected at home and elsewhere on one device.
    • 26.2% are connected at home and elsewhere on more than one device.
    • 27.8% are not connected to the Internet at all.

  • Rhode Island Internet Availability [2]
    • 80.4% of RI residents have access to the Internet at home.
    • This ranks Rhode Island 12th in the country.

Rhode Island Business Internet Speed Data

  • When comparing home and business Internet speeds in RI, median download speeds are 0.73 times higher for business & median upload speeds are 1.17 times higher for business.
  • Business Internet Speeds in RI [5]
    • Median Business Download Speed: 15.33 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 4.97 Mb/s - 22.06 Mb/s
    • Median Business Upload Speed: 3.58 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 1.67 Mb/s - 6.13 Mb/s
  • Small Business Internet Speeds in RI [5]
    • Median Small Business Download Speed: 7.15 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 4.81 Mb/s - 15.41 Mb/s
    • Median Small Business Upload Speed: 4.44 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 2.57 Mb/s - 6.38 Mb/s

Additional information about Rhode Island

About Bristol

Bristol is a town with a population of 22,954 [2] that is located in Bristol County in the state of Rhode Island.

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Bristol Internet Access

For more information about Bristol Internet Access, or for additional resources regarding Rhode Island Internet access overall, visit Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation.

More About Bristol

Of all residents in Bristol, 66% have a high school diploma or higher, and 22% have a bachelor's degree or higher [6].

Other Cities in RI

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References

1. ^ Bureau of Labor Statistics & Bureau of Census

2. ^ United States Census Bureau

3. ^ Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

4. ^ FCC & National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

5. ^ National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

6. ^ NTIA & U.S. Census Bureau