Internet Providers in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Most Popular Internet Providers in Fort Smith, Arkansas:

Showing 1 to 10 Providers

  • 1. 1. AT&T Internet
    97.3% Available
    97.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
    Upload
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas. *See offer details.
    View AT&T Internet Details
    • Deal
    • Fiber
    • IPBB
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 4
    • Speed Range: 100-940mbps
    • Connection: IPBB and Fiber
    • Installation: Up to $99 installation cost.
    • Price Range: $35 - $129.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. 2. Cox
    98.9% Available
    98.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
    Upload
    View Cox Details
    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 8
    • Speed Range: 25-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $29.99 - $229.99
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
    Deal
    There are 8 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    View Viasat Details
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 4. 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    View HughesNet Details
    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. EarthLink
    38.8% Available
    38.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
    Upload
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    View EarthLink Details
    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-1000mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Includes professional installation.
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $99.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
  • 6. CenturyLink
    1.2% Available
    1.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    5 Mbps
    Upload
    View CenturyLink Details
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Installation: Tech installation fee of up to $125 may apply. Self-installation, if available at your location, may also be selected.
    • Price Range: $50 - $50
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 7. 6. Wave Rural Connect
    9.8% Available
    9.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
    Upload
    View Wave Rural Connect Details
    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $79.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
  • 8. 7. Dobson Technologies
    9.4% Available
    9.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10000 Mbps
    Download
    10000 Mbps
    Upload
    View Dobson Technologies Details
    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-10000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber and DSL
    • Installation: Includes installation (can be divided into two payments).
    • Price Range: $55 - $85
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 9. 8. Dobson Telephone Company
    9.1% Available
    9.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    40 Mbps
    Download
  • 10. Windstream
    0.9% Available
    0.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    0.768 Mbps
    Upload
    View Windstream Details
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-100mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $45 - $77
    • Contracts: None - None required
2 Residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Fort-Smith. See All
4 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Fort-Smith. See All
  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    View AT&T Wireless Details
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    View Verizon Details
    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. T-Mobile
    97.9% Available
    97.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    6 Mbps
    Download
    1.5 Mbps
    Upload
    View T-Mobile Details
    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-6mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Cricket
    95.5% Available
    95.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
    Download
    0.2 Mbps
    Upload
    View Cricket Details
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-0.768mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $35 - $55

Dig in:

Internet Access in Fort Smith, Arkansas

There are two main Internet service types around Fort Smith: cable (98.88% availability) and DSL (98.34% 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.

Most Fort Smith homes have about 2 companies available. Accounting for all blocks in the city, the density of competition is exactly 2.99 options for each location.

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 17 internet providers in Fort Smith with 10 of those offering residential service
  • Fort Smith is the 56th most connected city in Arkansas ahead of Van Buren, Roland, and Arkoma, but behind Pocola and Barling.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Fort Smith: Bonanza
  • The fastest zip code in Fort Smith for July 2021 is 72903. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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

Are you a journalist or researcher writing about this topic?

Contact us and we'll connect you with a broadband market expert on our team who can provide insights and data to support your work.

Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Fort Smith, Arkansas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Dobson Technologies 10,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 0s 9.4%
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 98.9%
Wave Rural Connect 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 9.8%
AT&T Internet 940 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 97.3%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 38.8%
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 1.2%
Dobson Telephone Company 40 Mbps DSL 3m 24s 9.1%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Windstream 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 0.9%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Fort Smith

Fort Smith Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
Click here to initialize interactive map
Fort Smith is the 56th most connected city in Arkansas ahead of Van Buren, Roland, and Arkoma, but behind Pocola and Barling.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Sebastian County don't have access to any wired internet.

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

Fiber Availability: 34% of people living in Fort Smith have residential fiber service available to them.

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.

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

As of this month, 72903 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Fort Smith.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

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

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

Internet Service for Educational Purposes in Fort Smith

Economic development reports routinely find a strong pattern between internet service availability and enhanced schooling. At the college level, personal Internet access is almost a necessity as colleges like University Of Arkansas-Fort Smith migrate to online platforms to share out-of-class work and research. Looking at 4,657 speed tests reported over the past year at areas within 2 miles of University Of Arkansas-Fort Smith campus, performance averages are close to 95.6 Mbps — far above the minimum connection speed needed for streaming video and interfacing with hosted or communication platforms.

Data Caps and Video Streaming in Fort Smith

Data collected by our researchers suggests that many of the common ISPs in Fort Smith currently place some sort of limit on data use on residential broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue since subscribers see caps as a tactic to stop video streaming, while providers maintain data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which easily uses anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Internet access in Fort Smith neighborhoods

To date, we've compiled information on Internet availability across the following neighborhoods in Fort Smith: Bonanza.

Compare Fort Smith to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Fort Smith 158.7 Mbps 13 $0.29 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +375.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +4 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( -9.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +4 ) $0.16 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +1.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +2 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +10.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +10 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +3.4 Mbps ) 8 ( -5 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )