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Broadband Internet in Arkansas

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INTERNET ACCESS IN Arkansas

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Arkansas Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
54.3%
54.3% TERRESTRIAL BROADBAND COVERAGE
52.7%
52.7% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

47.5

41st

BROADBAND SPEEDS

77.7%

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

65.2%

of Arkansans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

19.1%

of Arkansans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

92.9%

of Arkansans have access to wireline service.

11.7%

of Arkansans have access to fiber-optic service.

71.9%

of Arkansans have access to cable service.

86.8%

of Arkansans have access to DSL service.

Coverage by County in Arkansas

County Name% Broadband Coverage
Arkansas14.9%
Ashley43.8%
Baxter79.5%
Benton93.5%
Boone78.4%
Bradley62.8%
Calhoun6.9%
Carroll71.0%
Chicot54.4%
Clark77.3%
Clay64.9%
Cleburne53.7%
Cleveland84.1%
Columbia70.2%
Conway55.8%
Craighead88.6%
Crawford87.8%
Crittenden79.9%
Cross59.0%
Dallas37.4%
Desha72.8%
Drew68.5%
Faulkner88.3%
Franklin23.3%
Fulton38.9%
Garland91.7%
Grant49.2%
Greene80.4%
Hempstead65.4%
Hot Spring54.2%
Howard16.5%
Independence65.6%
Izard53.3%
Jackson79.6%
Jefferson57.2%
Johnson59.1%
Lafayette40.9%
Lawrence48.2%
Lee32.6%
Lincoln12.8%
Little River54.0%
Logan20.1%
Lonoke85.7%
Madison44.2%
Marion58.6%
Miller91.9%
Mississippi74.3%
Monroe16.9%
Montgomery42.8%
Nevada50.0%
Newton13.4%
Ouachita51.6%
Perry67.5%
Phillips86.2%
Pike46.6%
Poinsett62.7%
Polk66.4%
Pope87.7%
Prairie33.5%
Pulaski98.2%
Randolph63.7%
St. Francis36.6%
Saline94.4%
Scott52.7%
Searcy50.1%
Sebastian95.3%
Sevier76.7%
Sharp40.0%
Stone39.5%
Union75.1%
Van Buren10.5%
Washington96.0%
White68.4%
Woodruff42.7%
Yell81.2%

Internet Speed in Top Arkansas Cities

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Little Rock51.6 MBPS22 Providers
2.Fort Smith79.4 MBPS16 Providers
3.Fayetteville61.3 MBPS17 Providers
4.Springdale77.8 MBPS18 Providers
5.Jonesboro85.1 MBPS19 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Arkansas

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast72.1 MBPS
Cox Communications65.9 MBPS
AT&T Internet56.2 MBPS
Suddenlink Communications53.8 MBPS
CenturyLink20.9 MBPS

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 89.5% of Arkansans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 136 internet providers in Arkansas.
  • There are 530,000 people in Arkansas without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 563,000 people in Arkansas that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 214,000 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

Average speed over time
Alexander97.2%13 providers
Alma90.3%11 providers
Arkadelphia82.4%11 providers
Ashdown64.6%10 providers
Atkins80.8%8 providers
Austin99.5%11 providers
Bald Knob46.6%9 providers
Barling99.8%12 providers
Batesville85.8%11 providers
Bauxite97.7%11 providers
Beebe75.5%13 providers
Bella Vista99.5%11 providers
Benton92.6%12 providers
Bentonville95.8%13 providers
Berryville76.1%11 providers
Bismarck20.7%7 providers
Blytheville80.4%12 providers
Bono77.3%16 providers
Booneville11.5%7 providers
Bradford62.5%10 providers
Brinkley3.4%9 providers
Bryant99.5%15 providers
Cabot99.0%10 providers
Camden60.2%11 providers
Carlisle37.2%7 providers
Cave City0.0%9 providers
Centerton99.7%14 providers
Charleston25.2%9 providers
Cherokee Village89.7%8 providers
Clarksville74.3%10 providers
Clinton1.9%8 providers
Conway96.8%16 providers
Corning49.5%7 providers
Crossett44.3%6 providers
Danville86.7%6 providers
Dardanelle68.2%7 providers
De Queen89.2%7 providers
De Witt6.2%6 providers
Dermott63.4%7 providers
Dover75.8%8 providers
Dumas77.1%7 providers
El Dorado93.4%10 providers
Elkins61.7%11 providers
England0.5%11 providers
Eureka Springs62.2%11 providers
Farmington99.9%12 providers
Fayetteville97.9%17 providers
Flippin78.2%9 providers
Fordyce29.0%7 providers
Forrest City49.8%11 providers
Fort Smith99.9%16 providers
Fouke64.6%9 providers
Garfield57.7%10 providers
Gentry84.0%11 providers
Glenwood64.8%6 providers
Grady0.0%7 providers
Gravette59.8%14 providers
Green Forest77.5%11 providers
Greenbrier68.9%11 providers
Greenwood90.1%8 providers
Gurdon70.2%8 providers
Hackett74.1%7 providers
Hamburg58.4%7 providers
Hardy50.8%7 providers
Harrisburg61.0%12 providers
Harrison84.9%9 providers
Heber Springs88.6%13 providers
Helena93.2%9 providers
Hensley80.7%13 providers
Hope71.9%12 providers
Hot Springs96.2%15 providers
Hot Springs Village96.8%11 providers
Huntsville54.5%11 providers
Jacksonville98.6%15 providers
Jonesboro92.3%19 providers
Judsonia37.9%12 providers
Lake Village79.0%8 providers
Lamar54.5%7 providers
Lavaca95.5%9 providers
Lincoln94.6%9 providers
Little Rock98.7%22 providers
Lonoke92.8%12 providers
Lowell99.6%15 providers
Mabelvale98.6%16 providers
Magnolia79.0%10 providers
Malvern69.3%12 providers
Manila70.0%11 providers
Marianna50.1%8 providers
Marion91.6%11 providers
Marshall46.7%7 providers
Maumelle99.9%16 providers
Mayflower88.9%11 providers
Mc Gehee93.3%7 providers
Mena75.0%10 providers
Monticello77.8%9 providers
Morrilton93.3%10 providers
Mountain Home83.8%10 providers
Mountain View45.6%7 providers
Mulberry78.2%8 providers
Nashville1.2%9 providers
Newport85.6%12 providers
North Little Rock99.0%22 providers
Osceola80.5%13 providers
Ozark28.0%10 providers
Paragould86.5%14 providers
Paris39.0%7 providers
Pea Ridge89.7%12 providers
Pearcy79.6%13 providers
Piggott86.3%9 providers
Pine Bluff69.5%13 providers
Pocahontas82.4%8 providers
Prairie Grove96.9%10 providers
Prescott69.3%8 providers
Quitman62.7%9 providers
Rector69.0%10 providers
Rison96.5%6 providers
Rogers97.1%18 providers
Royal71.5%12 providers
Russellville94.7%10 providers
Salem46.9%8 providers
Searcy85.6%15 providers
Sheridan55.9%7 providers
Sherwood99.7%18 providers
Siloam Springs85.8%10 providers
Springdale98.3%18 providers
Star City24.7%8 providers
Stuttgart12.4%7 providers
Texarkana96.1%11 providers
Trumann84.2%12 providers
Van Buren96.2%12 providers
Vilonia75.1%12 providers
Waldron57.8%7 providers
Walnut Ridge80.3%12 providers
Ward86.8%10 providers
Warren85.3%10 providers
West Fork78.2%9 providers
West Helena97.2%8 providers
West Memphis98.2%13 providers
White Hall41.5%12 providers
Wynne69.0%11 providers
Yellville39.7%7 providers
Last Updated on 2/6/2020.