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.
71%
71% BROADBAND COVERAGE
34%
34% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

25.4

48th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

74.6%

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

54.3%

of Arkansans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

9.5%

of Arkansans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

91.3%

of Arkansans have access to wireline service.

4.1%

of Arkansans have access to fiber-optic service.

69.7%

of Arkansans have access to cable service.

84.8%

of Arkansans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Arkansans have access to mobile broadband service.

52.1%

of Arkansans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Arkansas

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Farmington41.4 MBPS10 Providers
2.Rogers37.1 MBPS14 Providers
3.Fayetteville36.0 MBPS15 Providers
4.Bentonville35.4 MBPS13 Providers
5.Springdale33.0 MBPS15 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Arkansas

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Cox Communications40.4 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast37.7 MBPS
Suddenlink Communications26.3 MBPS
AT&T Internet13.3 MBPS
CenturyLink5.1 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 82.7% of Arkansans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 126 internet providers in Arkansas.
  • There are 766,000 people in Arkansas without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 770,000 people in Arkansas that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 263,000 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
Benton89.7%11 providers
Bentonville93.2%13 providers
Cabot95.1%11 providers
Conway87.8%13 providers
El Dorado89.3%10 providers
Fayetteville93.4%15 providers
Fort Smith98.3%13 providers
Hot Springs89.3%13 providers
Jacksonville97.7%15 providers
Jonesboro88.9%19 providers
Little Rock96.9%21 providers
North Little Rock92.8%20 providers
Paragould78.4%13 providers
Pine Bluff65.1%14 providers
Rogers94.0%14 providers
Russellville91.9%10 providers
Searcy76.1%13 providers
Sherwood98.7%19 providers
Springdale95.1%15 providers
Texarkana94.0%10 providers
Van Buren93.5%11 providers
Last Updated on 10/10/2017.

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