PROVIDENCE – You may not want to hear this right after Christmas, but Rhode Island has the highest utility bills in the mainland United States, topped only by Hawaii and Alaska, according to a recent report. The report by Move.org, a website that researches moving and storage costs, found that utility bills average nearly $522 a month in Rhode Island. That covers five categories: electricity, natural gas, internet, cable television and water. The national average was $422 a month. The monthly breakdown of Rhode Island’s total was as follows: electricity ($164), ninth-highest in the nation; natural gas ($141), fourth-highest; internet ($77), second-highest; cable ($100), national average; and water ($40), national average. In addition, the report found New England has many of the highest utility costs in the nation, as all six New England states were in the top 10. However, the highest costs by far were found in Hawaii, apparently affected by its remote location more than … [Read more...] about Report: utilities no bargain for Rhode Islanders
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PROVIDENCE – New data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey were released this week for 2017, with information that provides a comprehensive breakdown of Rhode Island’s population, earnings and use of social programs, among other things. Earnings: The median household income in 2017 in Rhode Island was $63,870, a $3,274, or 5.4 percent, increase year over year. In a breakdown of median earnings by demographics, Rhode Island’s Asian households were shown to have the highest median income at $70,053, followed by white households at $68,135, Hispanic or Latino at $41,123 and Black or African-American households at $37,781. The report also showed that women in Rhode Island earned 83.9 percent of what men made in Rhode Island in 2017 for full-time, year-round employed workers over 16 years old. Men’s median salary in Rhode Island was reported to be $55,073 per year, while women were reported to have a median salary of $46,217. In 2016, women … [Read more...] about Census report breaks down state of Rhode Island in 2017
Ongoing investment in its industry-leading networks for an unmatched customer experience PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- We know our customers across the country rely on us to keep them connected—when and where they need it most. To ensure our customers have the network experience they deserve, Verizon invests billions of dollars each year in our networks. Since, 2015, in Rhode Island alone, Verizon has invested more than $311.5 million to meet and exceed our customers’ growing needs and also build for the future. Always Innovating Your life moves fast and so do we. To ensure we continue delivering the value and performance you deserve, we’re investing heavily in our networks and deploying the most innovative technology available in the industry today. These innovations include: Carrier aggregation which combines multiple bands of spectrum, maximizing speed and efficiencies. 4x4 MIMO antenna technology which allows your device to use … [Read more...] about Verizon is building the future for our customers in Rhode Island, investing more than $311 million since 2015
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByMichael Wines April 28, 2018 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The next national census is coming in 2020, and here in Rhode Island’s state capital, the Census Bureau is conducting its sole dry run before the big head count of America. In an immigrant-rich neighborhood not far from the statehouse, a laptop computer at the public library offers residents a direct link to an online census form, a major change from past counts that have been conducted by mail. But three weeks after the library set up the laptop, only one person had used it. The 2020 census, which will determine a range of functions from federal funding to congressional representation, has already drawn controversy after the Trump administration’s last-minute decision to ask respondents whether they are United States citizens. Six former Census Bureau … [Read more...] about Census Officials Say Rhode Island Rehearsal Is Going Well. Not Everyone Agrees.
WEST WARWICK – Cox Business Managed WiFi is now available to all business customers in Rhode Island, the company has announced. The service provides a commercial-grade, fast and secure connection to the internet via WiFi. Cox Business Managed WiFi was trialed in Rhode Island with local restaurant Piezoni’s, which has a location in Warwick. “Our business requires that customers wait for their food, and with Cox Business Managed WiFi, they no longer mind the extra minutes when we are busy,” said Victor Martinez, chief operating officer, Piezoni’s. “We are in the restaurant business and don’t have the time to waste on slow WiFi providers.” “Employees and customers expect superior connectivity while working, shopping – or in some situations – waiting. Cox Business Managed WiFi delivers superior network management, with security and agile functionality,” said Steve Rowley, executive vice president of sales, Cox … [Read more...] about Fast, agile Cox Business Managed WiFi available in Rhode Island