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.
77%
77% BROADBAND COVERAGE
30%
30% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

20.4

48th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

79.6%

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

62.8%

of Arkansans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

7.6%

of Arkansans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

92.4%

of Arkansans have access to wireline service.

16.5%

of Arkansans have access to fiber-optic service.

70.1%

of Arkansans have access to cable service.

84.9%

of Arkansans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Arkansans have access to mobile broadband service.

51.9%

of Arkansans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Arkansas

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Eureka Springs66.0 MBPS12 Providers
2.Siloam Springs53.8 MBPS10 Providers
3.Russellville51.1 MBPS10 Providers
4.Berryville49.4 MBPS8 Providers
5.Bentonville42.6 MBPS13 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Arkansas

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast30.2 MBPS
Cox Communications27.5 MBPS
Suddenlink Communications24.6 MBPS
AT&T Internet14.8 MBPS
CenturyLink5.2 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 85.8% of Arkansans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 127 internet providers in Arkansas.
  • There are 614,000 people in Arkansas without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 661,000 people in Arkansas that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 230,000 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
Benton89.6%10 providers
Bentonville93.3%13 providers
Cabot96.0%12 providers
Conway100.0%13 providers
El Dorado89.3%10 providers
Fayetteville93.7%16 providers
Fort Smith99.0%14 providers
Hot Springs90.5%13 providers
Jacksonville99.0%15 providers
Jonesboro88.9%18 providers
Little Rock97.8%23 providers
North Little Rock94.4%20 providers
Paragould78.4%13 providers
Pine Bluff65.4%13 providers
Rogers94.7%14 providers
Russellville94.1%10 providers
Searcy75.1%12 providers
Sherwood99.7%18 providers
Springdale94.6%16 providers
Texarkana95.0%11 providers
Van Buren93.6%11 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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