Arkansas Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Arkansas Internet Facts in 2022

  • Arkansas currently ranks 49th among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly two in ten Arkansas residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly seven in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).

  • This means that seven in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,874 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.

At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.

In Arkansas, 78% of people have access to 100Mbps broadband, ranking 48th among all states.

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Sebastian 98.39%
Washington 98.32%
Greene 97.42%
Miller 96.99%
Pulaski 95.58%
Crawford 94.73%
Saline 92.50%
Benton 91.60%
Poinsett 89.85%
Faulkner 87.50%
Lowest
Union 0%
Lafayette 0.24%
Arkansas 0.50%
Bradley 0.87%
Prairie 2.69%
Monroe 3.36%
Phillips 3.77%
Lincoln 4.08%
Logan 4.12%
Conway 4.36%

In Arkansas, 54.7% of people have access to 1G broadband, ranking 39th among all states.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in Arkansas

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)

Percentage of households with and without any type of internet access

  • With: 80%
  • Without: 20%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: <1%
  • Broadband of any type: 80%
  • Cellular data only: 18%
  • Satellite: 9%

  • <18: 8%
  • 18-64: 9%
  • 65+ adults: 10%

  • <$20,000: 41%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 20%
  • $75,000+: 7%

  • Black: 8%
  • Native American/Alaska Native: 8%
  • Asian: 8%
  • Mixed race: 12%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 13%
  • White: 8%

  • Employed: 8%
  • Unemployed: 12%

  • Less than high school: 15%
  • Some college or associate degree: 10%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 4%

Internet Speed in Top Arkansas Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Little Rock 49.5 MBPS 24 Providers
Fort Smith 191.3 MBPS 18 Providers
Fayetteville 96.7 MBPS 16 Providers
Springdale 275.0 MBPS 18 Providers
Jonesboro 136.1 MBPS 17 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Arkansas

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Optimum by Altice 175.9 MBPS
Cox Communications 161.8 MBPS
Xfinity 149.0 MBPS
AT&T Internet 140.1 MBPS
Hillbilly Wireless 4.7 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Arkansas 57.3%
Ashley 54.1%
Baxter 76.7%
Benton 95.3%
Boone 91.3%
Bradley 65.7%
Calhoun 11.5%
Carroll 86.5%
Chicot 73.8%
Clark 46.9%
Clay 75.7%
Cleburne 32.5%
Cleveland 85.8%
Columbia 17.0%
Conway 12.5%
Craighead 59.4%
Crawford 95.3%
Crittenden 83.6%
Cross 61.9%
Dallas 82.4%
Desha 74.9%
Drew 72.0%
Faulkner 95.8%
Franklin 60.8%
Fulton 75.3%
Garland 87.1%
Grant 81.7%
Greene 97.8%
Hempstead 71.5%
Hot Spring 26.9%
Howard 30.5%
Independence 36.8%
Izard 73.5%
Jackson 28.5%
Jefferson 65.0%
Johnson 71.3%
Lafayette 26.8%
Lawrence 46.6%
Lee 34.8%
Lincoln 45.1%
Little River 53.6%
Logan 59.0%
Lonoke 54.6%
Madison 62.0%
Marion 65.3%
Miller 97.3%
Mississippi 89.6%
Monroe 22.5%
Montgomery 73.4%
Nevada 63.6%
Newton 47.4%
Ouachita 56.5%
Perry 88.2%
Phillips 9.8%
Pike 87.6%
Poinsett 92.9%
Polk 67.6%
Pope 54.5%
Prairie 44.2%
Pulaski 97.0%
Randolph 48.9%
St. Francis 38.5%
Saline 93.7%
Scott 63.7%
Searcy 77.9%
Sebastian 99.2%
Sevier 87.7%
Sharp 73.8%
Stone 54.7%
Union 2.8%
Van Buren 97.7%
Washington 98.9%
White 81.9%
Woodruff 57.4%
Yell 85.8%

Internet Providers By City in Arkansas

Alexander 97.8% 14 providers
Alma 99.7% 15 providers
Amity 88.7% 11 providers
Arkadelphia 49.5% 17 providers
Ash Flat 84.3% 10 providers
Ashdown 57.9% 11 providers
Atkins 77.1% 11 providers
Augusta 75.0% 8 providers
Austin 60.5% 13 providers
Batesville 44.8% 14 providers
Bauxite 97.1% 10 providers
Bearden 68.3% 12 providers
Beebe 78.4% 15 providers
Bella Vista 98.8% 13 providers
Benton 92.3% 15 providers
Bentonville 96.2% 15 providers
Berryville 95.2% 13 providers
Bigelow 96.4% 13 providers
Bismarck 97.9% 10 providers
Blytheville 91.8% 15 providers
Bono 94.6% 15 providers
Booneville 71.0% 9 providers
Bradford 77.3% 14 providers
Brinkley 6.1% 13 providers
Brookland 97.4% 15 providers
Bryant 99.5% 15 providers
Cabot 62.1% 12 providers
Calico Rock 65.0% 9 providers
Camden 63.8% 14 providers
Carlisle 76.4% 10 providers
Cave City 34.0% 13 providers
Centerton 99.2% 13 providers
Charleston 66.9% 11 providers
Cherokee Village 99.1% 11 providers
Clarksville 76.2% 11 providers
Clinton 97.0% 11 providers
Conway 96.7% 16 providers
Corning 78.4% 7 providers
Crossett 87.2% 9 providers
Danville 94.3% 9 providers
Dardanelle 74.7% 6 providers
De Queen 93.8% 11 providers
De Witt 75.0% 9 providers
Decatur 98.1% 14 providers
Dermott 62.7% 7 providers
Des Arc 57.3% 12 providers
Dover 75.1% 10 providers
Dumas 80.1% 8 providers
Earle 9.8% 10 providers
El Dorado 1.1% 11 providers
Elkins 77.6% 12 providers
England 52.4% 10 providers
Eureka Springs 68.7% 13 providers
Fairfield Bay 99.1% 8 providers
Farmington 100.0% 15 providers
Fayetteville 99.7% 16 providers
Flippin 72.6% 12 providers
Foreman 50.3% 8 providers
Forrest City 52.4% 13 providers
Fort Smith 100.0% 18 providers
Fouke 85.0% 11 providers
Garfield 77.3% 12 providers
Gassville 79.2% 12 providers
Gentry 89.6% 12 providers
Glenwood 91.5% 9 providers
Gravette 65.9% 15 providers
Green Forest 94.0% 14 providers
Greenbrier 99.5% 13 providers
Greenwood 99.9% 11 providers
Gurdon 11.2% 12 providers
Hackett 99.0% 10 providers
Hamburg 3.5% 6 providers
Hampton 0.0% 11 providers
Harrisburg 91.5% 14 providers
Harrison 97.0% 12 providers
Hazen 55.8% 11 providers
Heber Springs 15.2% 15 providers
Helena 3.7% 11 providers
Hensley 92.2% 14 providers
Higden 32.8% 11 providers
Hindsville 89.2% 13 providers
Hope 78.2% 14 providers
Hot Springs 93.0% 17 providers
Hot Springs Village 94.4% 12 providers
Hoxie 15.0% 14 providers
Hughes 0.0% 13 providers
Huntsville 68.8% 14 providers
Jacksonville 93.7% 15 providers
Jasper 52.4% 7 providers
Jonesboro 51.3% 17 providers
Judsonia 85.3% 16 providers
Junction City 46.9% 10 providers
Lake City 94.3% 14 providers
Lake Village 75.8% 10 providers
Lamar 74.7% 9 providers
Lavaca 99.7% 11 providers
Leachville 98.5% 13 providers
Lepanto 92.3% 12 providers
Lewisville 38.3% 7 providers
Lexa 3.3% 10 providers
Lincoln 96.6% 11 providers
Little Rock 98.5% 24 providers
London 59.0% 9 providers
Lonoke 4.2% 11 providers
Lowell 100.0% 14 providers
Mabelvale 98.6% 16 providers
Magazine 21.7% 7 providers
Magnolia 2.6% 11 providers
Malvern 5.3% 17 providers
Mammoth Spring 55.1% 7 providers
Manila 92.8% 12 providers
Mansfield 88.9% 9 providers
Marianna 53.6% 9 providers
Marion 96.4% 12 providers
Marked Tree 96.8% 12 providers
Marmaduke 96.5% 15 providers
Marshall 79.3% 11 providers
Marvell 42.5% 9 providers
Maumelle 99.8% 16 providers
Mayflower 73.1% 12 providers
Mc Gehee 94.1% 7 providers
Melbourne 80.8% 14 providers
Mena 69.4% 12 providers
Monticello 80.6% 12 providers
Morrilton 14.0% 13 providers
Mount Ida 90.6% 9 providers
Mountain Home 76.8% 12 providers
Mountain View 64.5% 11 providers
Mulberry 99.5% 12 providers
Murfreesboro 92.0% 10 providers
Nashville 15.2% 12 providers
Newport 6.3% 14 providers
North Little Rock 97.6% 23 providers
Omaha 54.4% 15 providers
Osceola 92.5% 14 providers
Ozark 55.8% 12 providers
Pangburn 94.9% 15 providers
Paragould 99.1% 16 providers
Paris 74.7% 8 providers
Pea Ridge 89.9% 12 providers
Pearcy 73.5% 14 providers
Perryville 95.2% 11 providers
Piggott 88.9% 11 providers
Pine Bluff 75.1% 15 providers
Pocahontas 44.1% 12 providers
Pottsville 46.8% 10 providers
Prairie Grove 99.9% 12 providers
Prescott 81.1% 10 providers
Quitman 90.1% 13 providers
Rector 72.8% 12 providers
Redfield 76.4% 12 providers
Rison 96.9% 9 providers
Rogers 97.0% 18 providers
Roland 97.9% 15 providers
Rose Bud 98.2% 14 providers
Royal 54.8% 14 providers
Rudy 83.7% 12 providers
Russellville 46.5% 11 providers
Salem 96.2% 9 providers
Searcy 82.3% 17 providers
Sheridan 88.0% 10 providers
Sherwood 98.3% 16 providers
Shirley 98.6% 14 providers
Siloam Springs 92.0% 12 providers
Smackover 0.0% 12 providers
Springdale 100.0% 18 providers
Star City 67.5% 10 providers
Stuttgart 54.0% 9 providers
Texarkana 99.0% 14 providers
Trumann 97.4% 12 providers
Van Buren 98.9% 14 providers
Vilonia 98.7% 14 providers
Waldron 67.3% 8 providers
Walnut Ridge 30.4% 16 providers
Ward 71.3% 10 providers
Warren 88.7% 12 providers
West Fork 94.8% 13 providers
West Helena 0.0% 9 providers
West Memphis 99.8% 13 providers
White Hall 49.3% 14 providers
Wynne 72.2% 13 providers
Yellville 57.1% 11 providers