Internet Providers in Chester, AR

Residential Internet Statistics for Chester, AR
Internet Service Providers: 6
Plans Start From: $29.99
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Chester, Arkansas:

Showing 1 to 8 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    66.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • IPBB
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • IPBB
    • Fixed Wireless
    66.5% Available
  • 2. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    88.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    88.6% Available
  • 3. CenturyLink
    34% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    34% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. Cox
    17.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    17.5% Available
  • 7. 7. Wave Rural Connect
    52.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    52.2% Available
  • 8. 8. PGTELCO INTERNET
    5.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    5.4% Available
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Internet Access in Chester, Arkansas

FCC data is the backbone of the broadband coverage data listed here. As of 2022, we've verified 675 rows of governmental and privatized data about broadband access within Chester. Our researchers have hand-sourced local price data on 300 Internet plans in Chester and the surrounding area. We don't have sufficient speed test data to show how local network speeds measure up to advertised speeds for residents of Chester. The graphs below will be updated when there are enough aggregate speed test records to illustrate changes over time.

DSL broadband from phone providers has lots of availability compared with other types of wired broadband around Chester since pretty much all houses are connected to phone wires. The line reaches the subscriber via a utility pole, which continues to a modem attached to the ethernet jack inside to enable your Wifi service.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As you might expect, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common.

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet as well as AT&T Internet also provide Internet service in Chester, with 88 percent and 66 percent coverage of the area.

To summarize, the diversity of options residents have for Internet in Chester is not high — most of the area has 1 provider available. A total of 600 Chester residents have one of fewer options — as can be seen by exploring the interactive map below. That leaves 61.8% of the population stuck with only one Internet provider in their area. View the interactive map to observe coverage variation between neighborhoods in Chester, and compare real-world speed test results for the most common providers.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Chester, Arkansas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 17.5%
Wave Rural Connect 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 52.2%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 88.6%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
PGTELCO INTERNET 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s 5.4%
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB and Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 66.5%
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 34.0%
600 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Chester is the 112th most connected city in Arkansas ahead of Rudy, Alma, Mulberry, Mountainburg, and Winslow.

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The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 2,000 people in Crawford County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 53% of people living in Chester have residential fiber service available to them.

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Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 38% of Chester residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Crawford County, approximately 4,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Map of ISPs in Chester

Chester Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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