Internet Providers in Hiwasse, AR

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Internet Statistics for Hiwasse, AR
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps

Internet Access in Hiwasse, Arkansas

Data on this page is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual provider coverage reporting. We also use direct provider coverage reports to further validate and enhance that data down to the census block level. Plan and pricing data is gathered by our data team. We've analyzed and verified 203 Internet plans in Hiwasse since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 2 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

Viasat Internet is the most common provider for Hiwasse residents. close to one hundred percent of the Hiwasse area can receive access to them. HughesNet is the most common second option, serving virtually one hundred percent of residents with Satellite service. The fastest Internet plan we've found for HughesNet in Hiwasse is 25 megabits per second download.

Looking at network technologies offered in Hiwasse, the most prevalent wired broadband Internet tech varieties are IPBB and Fixed Wireless and Cable, with 99.37% and 85.62% respectively. Television corporations are the main source for cable home Internet service, seeing as they can re-purpose their existing TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect subscribers to the Internet. Hiwasse customers of cable companies such as Cox Communications usually select cable thanks to the reasonably low pricing for decent speeds. (Compared to the alternatives, anyway.)

AT&T Internet provides a common alternative to the primary providers. They offer a top download speed of 100 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't actually the only choice for Internet in Hiwasse. For example, fixed wireless companies like Blue Pulse Networks are able to deliver 30 Mbps via direct wireless hardware.

View the map shown below to explore Internet service competition on a granular street level. You should discover that while most neighborhoods have 3-4 options for service, others are less connected and might be limited to one.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Hiwasse, Arkansas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 85.6%
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB and Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 99.4%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Hiwasse

Hiwasse Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Hiwasse is the 106th most connected city in Arkansas ahead of Bella Vista, but behind Bentonville, Gravette, Decatur, and Centerton.

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

Approximately 4,000 people in Benton 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.

Approximately 85% of Hiwasse 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.

In Benton County, approximately 15,000 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.

Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in Hiwasse

Data collected by our researchers shows that many of the top ISPs in Hiwasse currently place a limit on streaming for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are controversial since subscribers see caps as a tactic for limiting streaming, while providers insist caps are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network traffic. Either way, the problem is streaming video, which can eat up 1–7GB per hour.

Compare Hiwasse to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Hiwasse 30.3 Mbps 6 $1.06 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +504.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.89 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +118.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +130.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +139.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +131.8 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )