Internet Service Providers in Arkansas

Arkansas Internet Coverage and Availability

Internet Availability by County

54.3%
52.7%

85.0

41st

High-Speed Internet Access

78.0%

of Arkansans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

54.7%

of Arkansans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Internet Access

94.3%

of Arkansans have access to wireline service

29.1%

of Arkansans have access to fiber-optic service

72.7%

of Arkansans have access to cable service

86.7%

of Arkansans have access to DSL service

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Arkansas 63.0%
Ashley 53.4%
Baxter 91.3%
Benton 94.4%
Boone 90.6%
Bradley 65.7%
Calhoun 9.2%
Carroll 84.6%
Chicot 73.8%
Clark 93.4%
Clay 68.4%
Cleburne 69.0%
Cleveland 85.8%
Columbia 73.0%
Conway 56.9%
Craighead 97.6%
Crawford 93.6%
Crittenden 82.7%
Cross 61.7%
Dallas 74.8%
Desha 74.9%
Drew 72.0%
Faulkner 94.3%
Franklin 68.0%
Fulton 62.8%
Garland 87.9%
Grant 81.6%
Greene 96.5%
Hempstead 72.6%
Hot Spring 70.5%
Howard 44.2%
Independence 70.1%
Izard 68.5%
Jackson 81.6%
Jefferson 70.3%
Johnson 81.6%
Lafayette 22.7%
Lawrence 83.1%
Lee 35.4%
Lincoln 44.7%
Little River 52.8%
Logan 65.1%
Lonoke 85.1%
Madison 58.9%
Marion 68.1%
Miller 94.5%
Mississippi 85.6%
Monroe 22.3%
Montgomery 68.8%
Nevada 60.6%
Newton 45.6%
Ouachita 56.2%
Perry 87.2%
Phillips 88.3%
Pike 85.5%
Poinsett 91.5%
Polk 66.9%
Pope 90.1%
Prairie 48.1%
Pulaski 98.2%
Randolph 73.2%
St. Francis 43.0%
Saline 93.7%
Scott 62.5%
Searcy 76.0%
Sebastian 97.3%
Sevier 87.2%
Sharp 64.0%
Stone 44.4%
Union 75.2%
Van Buren 26.3%
Washington 97.8%
White 80.4%
Woodruff 54.9%
Yell 92.8%

Internet Speed in Top Arkansas Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Little Rock 50.0 MBPS 23 Providers
2. Fort Smith 176.3 MBPS 18 Providers
3. Fayetteville 91.0 MBPS 16 Providers
4. Springdale 236.5 MBPS 17 Providers
5. Jonesboro 138.9 MBPS 17 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Arkansas

Provider Avg. download speed
XFINITY from Comcast 146.9 MBPS
Cox Communications 146.2 MBPS
AT&T Internet 125.9 MBPS
Suddenlink Communications 124.1 MBPS
CenturyLink 28.7 MBPS

High-Speed Internet in Arkansas, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 11/22/2021.

Arkansas comes 41st in the nation’s state broadband access ranking. This relatively low ranking is closely related to the fact that over 20% of Arkansans remain without access to a wired broadband connection capable of 25 Mbps speeds or faster. Additionally, only 11.7% of the population has access to fiber-optic internet services, which is less than half of the national average of 25% of consumers with access to fiber internet. Still, when compared with some of the other lower-ranking states in the USA, Arkansas has a relatively fast average download speed of 104.1 Mbps.

The Digital Divide in Arkansas

As is the case with almost every part of the US, access to high internet speeds at affordable prices is not equally available to of Arkansas’ residents. This creates a ‘digital divide’ between people in Arkansas who have access to the latest internet technology and those who do not.

For example, while there are 136 internet providers operating in Arkansas, 214,000 people do not have access to a wired broadband connection at their place of residence, and another 563,000 people only have access to one wired internet provider at their location. Further, while 77.7% of Arkansans have access to a wired broadband connection with speeds of 25 Mbps or faster, 530,000 people do not have broadband capable of such speeds.

However, affordability data reveals that 52.7% of Arkansas’ residents are able to access what constitutes a ‘low-priced’ internet plan, costing $60 or less per month. This is slightly over the national average of 51.5% of American consumers with access to this type of internet plan pricing.

Best-Connected Cities

In Arkansas, the best-connected cities are Little Rock, Fort Smith, Lowell, and Maumelle. These cities have the best combination of both high-speeds, widespread access, and low pricing. Little Rock is currently ranked number one with the best internet in the state.

Internet for Rural Areas in Arkansas

On the flip side, the worst-connected cities in the state are Tilly, Blue Mountain, Ponca, and Clarkedale. At this time, Tilly has the worst internet in Arkansas with an average internet speed of just 7.99 Mbps.

To compare Arkansas’ internet statistics with other states nationwide, visit here.

Governmental Initiatives

Since 2010, federal grants amounting to $6,175,366 have gone toward broadband data and development within Arkansas. An additional $164,671,555 in federal grants have fueled broadband infrastructure statewide.

In 2019, current legislation issued an Arkansas State Broadband Plan with “goal of seeing 25 Mbps/3 Mbps broadband deployed to all population centers in Arkansas over 500 by the year 2022”.

The information above is acquired from both public and private datasets. Find out more about our data here.

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

Internet Providers By City in Arkansas

Average speed over time
Alexander 97.1%
12 providers
Alma 98.5%
14 providers
Amity 89.4%
8 providers
Arkadelphia 98.8%
14 providers
Ash Flat 82.7%
9 providers
Ashdown 58.7%
9 providers
Atkins 84.8%
10 providers
Augusta 72.8%
8 providers
Austin 99.9%
12 providers
Bald Knob 77.2%
11 providers
Barling 99.9%
13 providers
Batesville 86.9%
12 providers
Bauxite 97.1%
10 providers
Bearden 68.1%
9 providers
Beebe 78.4%
14 providers
Bella Vista 98.5%
10 providers
Benton 92.2%
14 providers
Bentonville 95.7%
14 providers
Berryville 93.8%
11 providers
Bigelow 96.1%
10 providers
Bismarck 97.9%
9 providers
Blytheville 87.6%
13 providers
Bono 95.8%
13 providers
Booneville 84.5%
8 providers
Bradford 74.4%
13 providers
Brinkley 6.1%
10 providers
Brookland 96.9%
13 providers
Bryant 99.5%
15 providers
Cabot 99.6%
11 providers
Calico Rock 55.4%
8 providers
Camden 63.5%
11 providers
Carlisle 81.0%
9 providers
Cave City 28.8%
10 providers
Centerton 99.2%
12 providers
Charleston 66.8%
10 providers
Cherokee Village 99.0%
11 providers
Clarksville 93.6%
10 providers
Clinton 8.4%
10 providers
Conway 96.4%
15 providers
Corning 59.3%
7 providers
Crossett 86.7%
8 providers
Danville 94.3%
7 providers
Dardanelle 89.3%
7 providers
De Queen 93.5%
9 providers
De Witt 79.5%
8 providers
Decatur 97.0%
12 providers
Dermott 62.7%
6 providers
Des Arc 54.2%
10 providers
Dover 80.0%
9 providers
Dumas 80.1%
8 providers
Earle 2.6%
7 providers
El Dorado 92.5%
11 providers
Elkins 73.3%
10 providers
England 52.4%
10 providers
Eureka Springs 65.8%
11 providers
Fairfield Bay 13.7%
6 providers
Farmington 99.9%
12 providers
Fayetteville 98.9%
16 providers
Flippin 83.1%
10 providers
Fordyce 73.1%
9 providers
Foreman 43.7%
7 providers
Forrest City 52.4%
12 providers
Fort Smith 99.9%
18 providers
Fouke 68.8%
9 providers
Garfield 75.8%
11 providers
Gassville 98.5%
11 providers
Gentry 89.6%
11 providers
Glenwood 90.8%
9 providers
Gravette 64.8%
13 providers
Green Forest 92.5%
12 providers
Greenbrier 98.7%
11 providers
Greenwood 95.3%
9 providers
Gurdon 76.0%
9 providers
Hackett 72.5%
8 providers
Hamburg 2.2%
6 providers
Hampton 0.0%
8 providers
Hardy 63.3%
9 providers
Harrisburg 90.4%
12 providers
Harrison 95.8%
10 providers
Hazen 57.5%
9 providers
Heber Springs 94.6%
13 providers
Helena 92.8%
10 providers
Hensley 90.5%
13 providers
Higden 28.6%
9 providers
Hindsville 84.8%
10 providers
Hope 78.6%
12 providers
Hot Springs 93.0%
16 providers
Hot Springs Village 97.0%
11 providers
Hoxie 88.1%
11 providers
Hughes 47.3%
11 providers
Huntsville 68.6%
12 providers
Jacksonville 99.8%
14 providers
Jasper 52.4%
6 providers
Jonesboro 99.5%
17 providers
Judsonia 76.7%
15 providers
Junction City 57.7%
10 providers
Lake City 89.8%
14 providers
Lake Village 75.8%
10 providers
Lamar 80.4%
8 providers
Lavaca 95.5%
9 providers
Leachville 82.9%
11 providers
Lepanto 92.2%
8 providers
Lewisville 37.1%
7 providers
Lexa 73.4%
9 providers
Lincoln 94.5%
9 providers
Little Rock 98.6%
23 providers
Lockesburg 62.6%
8 providers
London 68.3%
8 providers
Lonoke 51.7%
10 providers
Lowell 99.5%
13 providers
Mabelvale 98.6%
15 providers
Magazine 23.9%
8 providers
Magnolia 81.8%
10 providers
Malvern 66.8%
14 providers
Mammoth Spring 48.8%
7 providers
Manila 86.9%
11 providers
Mansfield 85.8%
7 providers
Marianna 53.9%
8 providers
Marion 96.4%
12 providers
Marked Tree 95.9%
8 providers
Marmaduke 91.2%
13 providers
Marshall 78.4%
9 providers
Marvell 66.0%
9 providers
Maumelle 99.8%
15 providers
Mayflower 48.3%
10 providers
Mc Gehee 94.1%
7 providers
Melbourne 80.1%
12 providers
Mena 68.9%
10 providers
Monticello 80.6%
10 providers
Morrilton 84.4%
10 providers
Mount Ida 87.5%
9 providers
Mountain Home 92.6%
11 providers
Mountain View 53.0%
10 providers
Mulberry 97.1%
10 providers
Murfreesboro 85.4%
8 providers
Nashville 37.1%
11 providers
Newport 85.7%
12 providers
North Little Rock 97.6%
21 providers
Omaha 54.4%
11 providers
Osceola 91.8%
14 providers
Ozark 66.5%
12 providers
Pangburn 94.4%
13 providers
Paragould 98.5%
13 providers
Paris 79.2%
9 providers
Pea Ridge 89.0%
11 providers
Pearcy 73.5%
12 providers
Perryville 93.3%
10 providers
Piggott 88.5%
10 providers
Pine Bluff 75.3%
12 providers
Pocahontas 86.5%
10 providers
Pottsville 90.8%
9 providers
Prairie Grove 99.4%
10 providers
Prescott 80.3%
9 providers
Quitman 88.5%
11 providers
Rector 70.2%
11 providers
Redfield 79.3%
10 providers
Rison 96.9%
8 providers
Rogers 96.2%
16 providers
Roland 97.9%
12 providers
Rose Bud 97.5%
12 providers
Royal 54.8%
12 providers
Russellville 96.0%
10 providers
Salem 84.2%
9 providers
Searcy 82.6%
16 providers
Sheridan 88.1%
9 providers
Sherwood 99.7%
16 providers
Shirley 18.7%
10 providers
Siloam Springs 88.4%
10 providers
Smackover 0.0%
10 providers
Springdale 99.5%
17 providers
Star City 67.2%
10 providers
Stuttgart 61.9%
8 providers
Texarkana 98.0%
12 providers
Trumann 95.2%
12 providers
Van Buren 97.8%
13 providers
Vilonia 97.9%
14 providers
Waldron 65.6%
8 providers
Walnut Ridge 89.3%
13 providers
Ward 86.5%
10 providers
Warren 88.7%
12 providers
West Fork 92.6%
11 providers
West Helena 99.0%
9 providers
West Memphis 99.6%
13 providers
White Hall 70.3%
13 providers
Wynne 72.1%
12 providers
Yellville 56.4%
9 providers

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