Study: R.I. has lowest internet costs in country – Providence Business News

By | November 13, 2020

RHODE ISLAND was found to have the lowest price for internet per Megabyte per second in the country. / COURTESY HIGHSPEEDINTERNET.COM
RHODE ISLAND was found to have the lowest price for internet per megabyte per second in the country. / COURTESY HIGHSPEEDINTERNET.COM

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the least-expensive internet in the United States, according to a report from Highspeedinternet.com on Friday.

Rhode Island internet was found to be 63 cents per megabyte per second for 2020, much lower than the national average of $3.91 per megabyte per second.

The study found that states with more rural areas pay more on average than other states. The most-expensive states for internet were Wyoming ($7.84), North Dakota ($7.57) and Montana ($7.28).

Other New England internet costs per Megabit per second:

  • Massachusetts: $1.13, second lowest of all states in the country
  • Connecticut: $2.06
  • New Hampshire: $277
  • Vermont: $2.96
  • Maine: $3.08

The study compiled proprietary data from 350,000 internet packages across the country.

The full study can be found online.

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