Rhode Island



State broadband website(s):

Rhode Island does not have an office dedicated to broadband-related activity

State broadband contact(s):

The Rhode Island Office of Innovation is a gubernatorial initiative launched in January 2016 to support public systems in the state. This includes a Digital Equity component.

State broadband coordinator:

Rhode Island does not have an office dedicated to broadband-related activity

Broadband programs:

The Rhode Island Office of Innovation is a gubernatorial initiative launched in January 2016 to support public systems in the state. This includes a Digital Equity component.

Funding for broadband:

In 2016, the legislature appropriated a $15 million E-rate matching grant for Wi-Fi capabilities in every public K-12 classroom.



State Broadband Plan: Rhode Island does not have a statewide broadband plan.

State information was gathered using publically available sources (e.g. state websites). State information is reviewed and updated periodically.