Arkansas Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Arkansas Internet Facts in 2022

  • Arkansas currently ranks 44th 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 2,859 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
Pulaski 97.65%
Craighead 97.29%
Washington 96.40%
Greene 95.98%
Sebastian 94.73%
Miller 94.17%
Saline 92.68%
Crawford 92.39%
Clark 91.29%
Benton 90.30%
Lowest
Lafayette 0.24%
Bradley 0.87%
Monroe 1.75%
Lincoln 3.84%
Calhoun 6.73%
Newton 8.04%
Arkansas 10.54%
Woodruff 10.94%
Van Buren 15.13%
Stone 16.30%

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 19 Providers
Fayetteville 96.7 MBPS 17 Providers
Springdale 275.0 MBPS 19 Providers
Jonesboro 136.1 MBPS 18 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Arkansas

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Cox Communications 161.8 MBPS
Xfinity 149.0 MBPS
AT&T Internet 140.1 MBPS
Suddenlink Communications 129.2 MBPS
CenturyLink 33.1 MBPS

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 Providers By City in Arkansas

Alexander 97.1% 14 providers
Alma 98.5% 16 providers
Amity 89.4% 10 providers
Arkadelphia 98.8% 16 providers
Ash Flat 82.7% 11 providers
Ashdown 58.7% 11 providers
Atkins 84.8% 12 providers
Augusta 72.8% 10 providers
Austin 99.9% 14 providers
Batesville 86.9% 14 providers
Bauxite 97.1% 10 providers
Bearden 68.1% 11 providers
Beebe 78.4% 16 providers
Bella Vista 98.5% 12 providers
Benton 92.2% 15 providers
Bentonville 95.7% 16 providers
Berryville 93.8% 13 providers
Bigelow 96.1% 12 providers
Bismarck 97.9% 11 providers
Blytheville 87.6% 15 providers
Bono 95.8% 15 providers
Booneville 84.5% 10 providers
Bradford 74.4% 15 providers
Brinkley 6.1% 12 providers
Brookland 96.9% 15 providers
Bryant 99.5% 16 providers
Cabot 99.6% 13 providers
Calico Rock 55.4% 10 providers
Camden 63.5% 13 providers
Carlisle 81.0% 9 providers
Cave City 28.8% 12 providers
Centerton 99.2% 14 providers
Charleston 66.8% 12 providers
Cherokee Village 99.0% 13 providers
Clarksville 93.6% 12 providers
Clinton 8.4% 12 providers
Conway 96.4% 17 providers
Corning 59.3% 8 providers
Crossett 86.7% 10 providers
Danville 94.3% 9 providers
Dardanelle 89.3% 7 providers
De Queen 93.5% 11 providers
De Witt 79.5% 10 providers
Decatur 97.0% 14 providers
Dermott 62.7% 6 providers
Des Arc 54.2% 12 providers
Dover 80.0% 11 providers
Dumas 80.1% 10 providers
Earle 2.6% 7 providers
El Dorado 92.5% 13 providers
Elkins 73.3% 12 providers
England 52.4% 10 providers
Eureka Springs 65.8% 13 providers
Fairfield Bay 13.7% 6 providers
Farmington 99.9% 14 providers
Fayetteville 98.9% 17 providers
Flippin 83.1% 12 providers
Foreman 43.7% 7 providers
Forrest City 52.4% 13 providers
Fort Smith 99.9% 19 providers
Fouke 68.8% 11 providers
Garfield 75.8% 13 providers
Gassville 98.5% 13 providers
Gentry 89.6% 13 providers
Glenwood 90.8% 11 providers
Gravette 64.8% 15 providers
Green Forest 92.5% 14 providers
Greenbrier 98.7% 13 providers
Greenwood 95.3% 11 providers
Gurdon 76.0% 11 providers
Hackett 72.5% 10 providers
Hamburg 2.2% 6 providers
Hampton 0.0% 10 providers
Harrisburg 90.4% 13 providers
Harrison 95.8% 12 providers
Hazen 57.5% 11 providers
Heber Springs 94.6% 15 providers
Helena 92.8% 11 providers
Hensley 90.5% 15 providers
Higden 28.6% 11 providers
Hindsville 84.8% 12 providers
Hope 78.6% 14 providers
Hot Springs 93.0% 18 providers
Hot Springs Village 97.0% 12 providers
Hoxie 88.1% 13 providers
Hughes 47.3% 12 providers
Huntsville 68.6% 14 providers
Jacksonville 99.8% 16 providers
Jasper 52.4% 6 providers
Jonesboro 99.5% 18 providers
Judsonia 76.7% 17 providers
Junction City 57.7% 12 providers
Lake City 89.8% 15 providers
Lake Village 75.8% 12 providers
Lamar 80.4% 10 providers
Lavaca 95.5% 11 providers
Leachville 82.9% 14 providers
Lepanto 92.2% 10 providers
Lewisville 37.1% 7 providers
Lexa 73.4% 11 providers
Lincoln 94.5% 11 providers
Little Rock 98.6% 24 providers
London 68.3% 10 providers
Lonoke 51.7% 12 providers
Lowell 99.5% 15 providers
Mabelvale 98.6% 17 providers
Magazine 23.9% 10 providers
Magnolia 81.8% 12 providers
Malvern 66.8% 16 providers
Mammoth Spring 48.8% 7 providers
Manila 86.9% 14 providers
Mansfield 85.8% 9 providers
Marianna 53.9% 10 providers
Marion 96.4% 13 providers
Marked Tree 95.9% 10 providers
Marmaduke 91.2% 15 providers
Marshall 78.4% 11 providers
Marvell 66.0% 11 providers
Maumelle 99.8% 17 providers
Mayflower 48.3% 12 providers
Mc Gehee 94.1% 7 providers
Melbourne 80.1% 14 providers
Mena 68.9% 12 providers
Monticello 80.6% 12 providers
Morrilton 84.4% 12 providers
Mount Ida 87.5% 9 providers
Mountain Home 92.6% 13 providers
Mountain View 53.0% 12 providers
Mulberry 97.1% 12 providers
Murfreesboro 85.4% 10 providers
Nashville 37.1% 12 providers
Newport 85.7% 14 providers
North Little Rock 97.6% 23 providers
Omaha 54.4% 13 providers
Osceola 91.8% 15 providers
Ozark 66.5% 14 providers
Pangburn 94.4% 15 providers
Paragould 98.5% 15 providers
Paris 79.2% 11 providers
Pea Ridge 89.0% 13 providers
Pearcy 73.5% 14 providers
Perryville 93.3% 10 providers
Piggott 88.5% 12 providers
Pine Bluff 75.3% 14 providers
Pocahontas 86.5% 12 providers
Pottsville 90.8% 11 providers
Prairie Grove 99.4% 12 providers
Prescott 80.3% 11 providers
Quitman 88.5% 13 providers
Rector 70.2% 13 providers
Redfield 79.3% 12 providers
Rison 96.9% 10 providers
Rogers 96.2% 18 providers
Roland 97.9% 14 providers
Rose Bud 97.5% 14 providers
Royal 54.8% 14 providers
Rudy 83.5% 13 providers
Russellville 96.0% 12 providers
Salem 84.2% 9 providers
Searcy 82.6% 18 providers
Sheridan 88.1% 11 providers
Sherwood 99.7% 18 providers
Shirley 18.7% 12 providers
Siloam Springs 88.4% 12 providers
Smackover 0.0% 11 providers
Springdale 99.5% 19 providers
Star City 67.2% 12 providers
Stuttgart 61.9% 10 providers
Texarkana 98.0% 14 providers
Trumann 95.2% 13 providers
Van Buren 97.8% 15 providers
Vilonia 97.9% 16 providers
Waldron 65.6% 10 providers
Walnut Ridge 89.3% 15 providers
Ward 86.5% 12 providers
Warren 88.7% 13 providers
West Fork 92.6% 13 providers
West Helena 99.0% 10 providers
West Memphis 99.6% 14 providers
White Hall 70.3% 15 providers
Wynne 72.1% 13 providers
Yellville 56.4% 11 providers