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Internet Providers in Jonesboro, Arkansas
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Internet Access in Jonesboro, Arkansas
Jonesboro Internet coverage information on this page is based on Form 477 data. Then, we ensure the data is verifiable against private databases. Since launching in 2014, we have examined 24,858 rows of governmental and private data on Internet availability within the Jonesboro area. Averaged speed analysis is split between major providers and calculated from 55,587 M-Labs speed test records gathered in a 12 month period.
AT&T Internet is also a common Internet choice in Jonesboro. They offer IPBB and Fiber and Fixed Wireless connections with coverage in 78 percent of Jonesboro. Mo-Ark Communications is another alternative wireless service for 99 percent of the local area, although it needs roof access or line of site with a Mo-Ark Communications tower or access point.
When considering the Internet technology options in Jonesboro, you essentially see two systems: cable and DSL (providers like AT&T Internet). So, connectivity is lower when compared to denser cities in Arkansas. Still, there is above-average cable access in Jonesboro with 86.40 percent reach citywide.
Competition between broadband providers for residents of Jonesboro is overall high. The majority of households have 4 Internet service providers available to them. This choice isn't distributed evenly, however — a surprising 16.08 percent of residents are still limited to one option.
Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option on the whole. They offer coverage for practically one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet, in contrast, is available for approximately near one hundred percent of the population. The fastest speed recorded for Viasat is 35 Mbps, while HughesNet advertised as high as 25 Mbps. Anything above 10 megabits per second (Mbps) is sufficient to stream SD video over WiFi, but may become problematic for multiple users or modern services like Skype and multiplayer gaming. Explore the availability maps below to see how broadband coverage compares down to the census block level.
Internet Statistics 2021
16.1% of consumers in Jonesboro12,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Jonesboro, Arkansas
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Suddenlink Communications||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||78.8%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber and Fixed Wireless||8s||78.9%|
|Ritter Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||32.2%|
|Ritter Communications||200 Mbps||Cable||40s||4.9%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Windstream||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||1.3%|
|empower||15 Mbps||Cable||9m 6s||7.9%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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 Availability Surrounding Arkansas State University-Main Campus
Students living within 2 miles of Arkansas State University-Main Campus can expect to have a selection between 5 Internet providers. As elsewhere in Jonesboro, Viasat and HughesNet are the most common options. Speed tests suggest that internet download speeds in the Arkansas State University-Main Campus area is over 25 Mbps, with averages in the zip around (139.22 Mbps as of our latest data.) This speed should be sufficient for students in Jonesboro who want to watch high-definition video, split the cost of a router with housemates, and etc. That said, since these averages are based on openly available speed test data, they often trend lower than actual top speeds available in an area. Use the zip search tool above to see more information on broadband internet options at a specific address.
Compare Jonesboro to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Jonesboro||142.8 Mbps||15||$0.35 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +391.6 Mbps )||17 ( +2 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +6 Mbps )||17 ( +2 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +17.8 Mbps )||15||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +26.7 Mbps )||23 ( +8 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +19.3 Mbps )||8 ( -7 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Jonesboro
I've had internet service for a few years from Suddenlink. Never had an outage, They have a good package deal right now for unlimited data and cable TV. Superfast internet. Yesterday I called and the service tech was able to get me a great deal.