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Document And Entity Information - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2016
Aug. 12, 2016
Document Information [Line Items]    
Entity Registrant Name TOWERSTREAM CORP  
Entity Central Index Key 0001349437  
Trading Symbol twer  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Voluntary Filers No  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding (in shares)   4,549,006
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2016  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Amendment Flag false