Broadband Internet in Arkansas

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BROADBAND IN Arkansas

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Arkansas Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
49%
49% BROADBAND COVERAGE
26%
26% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

27.1

48th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

58.5%

of Arkansans have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

36.6%

of Arkansans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

2.3%

of Arkansans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

92.3%

of Arkansans have access to wireline service.

6.6%

of Arkansans have access to fiber-optic service.

74.8%

of Arkansans have access to cable service.

87.7%

of Arkansans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

99.8%

of Arkansans have access to mobile broadband service.

47.3%

of Arkansans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest Cities In Arkansas

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1.
Greenwood
46.1 MBPS
46.1">%
2.
Rogers
35.4 MBPS
35.4">%
3.
Fort Smith
35.2 MBPS
35.2">%
4.
Van Buren
34.7 MBPS
34.7">%
5.
Bella Vista
34.7 MBPS
34.7">%

GOV'T FUNDING

  • Since 2010, Connect Arkansas has been awarded $6,175,366 in federal grants for Arkansas's Broadband Initiative.
  • Another $102,131,393, accounting for 2.9% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in Arkansas.
  • Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 71.3% to 81.4% of Arkansans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 115 broadband providers in Arkansas.
  • There are 1.3 million people in Arkansas without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 629,000 people in Arkansas that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 148,000 people in Arkansas don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Arkansas CITIES

Benton100.0%14 providers
Bentonville99.8%14 providers
Cabot0.0%13 providers
Conway100.0%17 providers
El Dorado0.0%10 providers
Fayetteville100.0%18 providers
Fort Smith100.0%20 providers
Hot Springs0.9%13 providers
Jacksonville92.1%18 providers
Jonesboro99.9%25 providers
Little Rock99.7%25 providers
North Little Rock97.6%21 providers
Paragould0.0%16 providers
Pine Bluff0.1%15 providers
Rogers100.0%18 providers
Russellville16.1%11 providers
Searcy0.0%12 providers
Sherwood98.9%23 providers
Springdale100.0%18 providers
Texarkana0.5%12 providers
Van Buren100.0%13 providers
Last Updated on 10/26/2016.

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