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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

64.2

41st

Broadband Speeds

68.6%

of Arkansans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

39.3%

of Arkansans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

93.6%

of Arkansans have access to wireline service.

20.0%

of Arkansans have access to fiber-optic service.

71.6%

of Arkansans have access to cable service.

87.7%

of Arkansans have access to DSL service.

Coverage by County in Arkansas

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Arkansas 10.0%
Ashley 58.5%
Baxter 78.7%
Benton 93.7%
Boone 79.2%
Bradley 63.4%
Calhoun 7.7%
Carroll 71.3%
Chicot 67.0%
Clark 79.2%
Clay 58.5%
Cleburne 63.1%
Cleveland 85.1%
Columbia 73.8%
Conway 59.5%
Craighead 89.4%
Crawford 88.4%
Crittenden 80.0%
Cross 60.6%
Dallas 52.2%
Desha 72.7%
Drew 69.6%
Faulkner 92.6%
Franklin 20.8%
Fulton 32.9%
Garland 91.6%
Grant 63.2%
Greene 80.4%
Hempstead 63.6%
Hot Spring 62.4%
Howard 16.0%
Independence 70.5%
Izard 53.9%
Jackson 73.1%
Jefferson 61.5%
Johnson 64.6%
Lafayette 40.2%
Lawrence 54.3%
Lee 34.8%
Lincoln 27.9%
Little River 56.4%
Logan 34.2%
Lonoke 85.4%
Madison 45.3%
Marion 62.6%
Miller 93.5%
Mississippi 78.5%
Monroe 1.7%
Montgomery 47.7%
Nevada 47.2%
Newton 15.1%
Ouachita 57.6%
Perry 73.8%
Phillips 88.0%
Pike 51.2%
Poinsett 78.7%
Polk 67.1%
Pope 82.9%
Prairie 12.6%
Pulaski 98.6%
Randolph 62.9%
St. Francis 36.4%
Saline 94.5%
Scott 33.6%
Searcy 52.8%
Sebastian 95.2%
Sevier 79.2%
Sharp 40.8%
Stone 40.4%
Union 78.9%
Van Buren 14.0%
Washington 96.4%
White 69.1%
Woodruff 20.6%
Yell 83.3%

Internet Speed in Top Arkansas Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Little Rock 66.3 MBPS 20 Providers
2. Fort Smith 111.6 MBPS 16 Providers
3. Fayetteville 84.5 MBPS 15 Providers
4. Springdale 125.3 MBPS 16 Providers
5. Jonesboro 117.0 MBPS 18 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Arkansas

Provider Avg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast 98.1 MBPS
Cox Communications 97.2 MBPS
AT&T Internet 78.2 MBPS
Suddenlink Communications 66.6 MBPS
CenturyLink 24.1 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Arkansas, 2020

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 9/1/2020.

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.

Worst-Connected Cities

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.

Arkansas Cities

Average speed over time
Alexander 97.3% 12 providers
Alma 91.3% 11 providers
Arkadelphia 83.3% 12 providers
Ashdown 68.1% 9 providers
Atkins 65.2% 9 providers
Austin 99.9% 10 providers
Bald Knob 48.1% 9 providers
Barling 99.8% 12 providers
Batesville 86.5% 12 providers
Bauxite 97.7% 10 providers
Beebe 75.5% 14 providers
Bella Vista 99.5% 10 providers
Benton 92.6% 11 providers
Bentonville 95.2% 12 providers
Berryville 76.0% 10 providers
Bismarck 74.1% 8 providers
Blytheville 80.5% 12 providers
Bono 77.5% 15 providers
Booneville 34.9% 7 providers
Bradford 15.2% 10 providers
Brinkley 0.3% 8 providers
Bryant 99.5% 13 providers
Cabot 99.6% 10 providers
Camden 64.7% 11 providers
Carlisle 28.7% 7 providers
Cave City 18.7% 8 providers
Centerton 99.2% 12 providers
Charleston 26.9% 9 providers
Cherokee Village 88.8% 8 providers
Clarksville 86.8% 11 providers
Clinton 6.5% 10 providers
Conway 97.8% 14 providers
Corning 35.0% 7 providers
Crossett 69.6% 6 providers
Danville 86.7% 6 providers
Dardanelle 72.5% 7 providers
De Queen 89.8% 7 providers
De Witt 19.2% 6 providers
Dermott 63.4% 7 providers
Dover 63.9% 8 providers
Dumas 77.1% 7 providers
El Dorado 93.7% 11 providers
Elkins 60.8% 10 providers
England 0.7% 10 providers
Eureka Springs 62.0% 11 providers
Farmington 99.9% 11 providers
Fayetteville 98.0% 15 providers
Flippin 80.9% 8 providers
Fordyce 48.3% 7 providers
Forrest City 50.4% 12 providers
Fort Smith 99.9% 16 providers
Fouke 67.8% 8 providers
Garfield 56.4% 9 providers
Gentry 83.2% 10 providers
Glenwood 69.9% 7 providers
Gravette 66.3% 13 providers
Green Forest 79.1% 11 providers
Greenbrier 86.3% 11 providers
Greenwood 90.0% 8 providers
Gurdon 74.2% 8 providers
Hackett 72.9% 7 providers
Hamburg 58.4% 7 providers
Hardy 50.3% 7 providers
Harrisburg 60.8% 12 providers
Harrison 85.8% 9 providers
Heber Springs 90.2% 13 providers
Helena 93.4% 9 providers
Hensley 89.2% 13 providers
Hope 70.4% 11 providers
Hot Springs 96.2% 14 providers
Hot Springs Village 96.8% 10 providers
Huntsville 55.2% 12 providers
Jacksonville 98.2% 14 providers
Jonesboro 93.6% 18 providers
Judsonia 43.8% 12 providers
Lake Village 79.0% 8 providers
Lamar 54.6% 7 providers
Lavaca 95.6% 9 providers
Lincoln 95.0% 8 providers
Little Rock 98.7% 20 providers
Lonoke 92.6% 11 providers
Lowell 99.7% 13 providers
Mabelvale 98.6% 15 providers
Magnolia 82.8% 10 providers
Malvern 70.4% 11 providers
Manila 71.6% 10 providers
Marianna 54.0% 8 providers
Marion 91.6% 11 providers
Marshall 51.4% 8 providers
Maumelle 99.9% 15 providers
Mayflower 88.9% 10 providers
Mc Gehee 93.3% 7 providers
Mena 75.0% 10 providers
Monticello 78.5% 9 providers
Morrilton 94.6% 10 providers
Mountain Home 83.2% 10 providers
Mountain View 46.8% 9 providers
Mulberry 79.4% 8 providers
Nashville 1.6% 9 providers
Newport 85.7% 12 providers
North Little Rock 99.0% 20 providers
Osceola 85.5% 13 providers
Ozark 23.6% 10 providers
Paragould 86.9% 14 providers
Paris 50.5% 8 providers
Pea Ridge 86.0% 11 providers
Pearcy 79.6% 12 providers
Piggott 85.8% 8 providers
Pine Bluff 71.8% 13 providers
Pocahontas 84.2% 8 providers
Prairie Grove 96.9% 9 providers
Prescott 63.3% 8 providers
Quitman 67.4% 10 providers
Rector 68.0% 9 providers
Rison 96.7% 7 providers
Rogers 97.1% 14 providers
Royal 68.9% 12 providers
Russellville 93.9% 9 providers
Salem 37.1% 8 providers
Searcy 86.4% 15 providers
Sheridan 74.9% 8 providers
Sherwood 99.2% 15 providers
Siloam Springs 86.9% 10 providers
Springdale 99.1% 16 providers
Star City 49.0% 9 providers
Stuttgart 2.8% 6 providers
Texarkana 96.8% 9 providers
Trumann 85.9% 11 providers
Van Buren 96.5% 12 providers
Vilonia 85.6% 11 providers
Waldron 33.9% 7 providers
Walnut Ridge 81.1% 14 providers
Ward 84.8% 9 providers
Warren 86.4% 10 providers
West Fork 78.2% 8 providers
West Helena 99.5% 8 providers
West Memphis 98.2% 13 providers
White Hall 46.7% 12 providers
Wynne 71.5% 11 providers
Yellville 47.5% 8 providers
Last Updated on 9/1/2020.