Internet Providers in Fort Smith, AR

Residential Internet Statistics for Fort Smith, AR
Internet Service Providers: 8
Plans Start From: $29.99
Top Download Speed: 10 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Fort Smith, Arkansas:

Showing 1 to 10 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    94.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    94.6% Available
  • 2. Cox
    98.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    98.9% Available
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    18.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    18.2% Available
  • 6. CenturyLink
    1.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    1.2% Available
  • 7. Windstream
    0.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *200 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    0.5% Available
  • 8. 6. Wave Rural Connect
    9.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    9.8% Available
  • 9. 7. Dobson Fiber
    9.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *10 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    9.4% Available
  • 10. 8. Dobson Telephone Company
    8.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *40 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    8.3% Available
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Internet Access in Fort Smith, Arkansas

There are two main Internet service types around Fort Smith: cable (98.88% availability) and DSL (97.89% availability). Cable Internet is usually provided by traditional cable TV providers using their pre-existing coaxial television wires mounted on telephone poles. DSL is sent over landline phone wires. Most Fort Smith neighborhoods and census blocks can access coaxial cable and/or DSL service from two or more Internet companies.

Cox Communications is also a common Internet choice in Fort Smith, offering primarily Cable connections with coverage in 98 percent of Fort Smith.

Since FCC coverage data is currently tallied up twice a year and only published 6+ months after that, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies. We aggregate availability and plan data directly from some companies to help fix this problem.

broadband competition is decent overall, and the average Fort Smith census block has about 3 providers to choose from. (3.03 per census block.)

According to the latest FCC filings, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable Internet providers in Fort Smith in terms of coverage. As the interactive map below shows, these ISPs frequently compete at addresses around Fort Smith.

  • There are 19 internet providers in Fort Smith with 10 of those offering residential service
  • Fort Smith is the 55th most connected city in Arkansas ahead of Barling, Pocola, Van Buren, Roland, and Arkoma.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Fort Smith, Arkansas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Dobson Fiber 10,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 0s 9.4%
AT&T Internet 5,000 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 1s 94.6%
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 98.9%
Wave Rural Connect 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 9.8%
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 1.2%
Dobson Telephone Company 40 Mbps DSL 3m 24s 8.3%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 18.2%
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s 0.5%
1,000 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.

Fort Smith is the 55th most connected city in Arkansas ahead of Barling, Pocola, Van Buren, Roland, and Arkoma.

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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 800 people in Sebastian 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: 40% of people living in Fort Smith 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 99% of Fort Smith 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 Sebastian 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 Fort Smith

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Compare Fort Smith to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Fort Smith 191.3 Mbps 16 $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +390.4 Mbps ) 22 ( +6 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -18.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +5 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +8.4 Mbps ) 20 ( +4 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +10.9 Mbps ) 27 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +5.2 Mbps ) 11 ( -5 ) $0.39 ( + $0.00 )