Internet Providers in Jonesboro, AR

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

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 66,113 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 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.

  • There are 17 internet providers in Jonesboro with 16 of those offering residential service
  • Jonesboro is the 1st most connected city in Arkansas ahead of Bono, Brookland, Lake City, Bay, and Trumann.
  • The fastest zip code in Jonesboro for April 2021 is 72401. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

12,000 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.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Jonesboro, Arkansas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Suddenlink Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
empower 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
Ritter Communications 500 Mbps Fiber 16s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
Ritter Communications 200 Mbps Cable 40s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Windstream 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
empower 15 Mbps Cable 9m 6s
AT&T 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Jonesboro, Arkansas

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 78.9% Availability in Jonesboro - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Suddenlink - Cable - 78.8% Availability in Jonesboro - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Ritter - Fiber - 32.2% Availability in Jonesboro - Speeds up to 500 Mbps
  • empower - Cable - 7.9% Availability in Jonesboro - Speeds up to 15 Mbps
  • empower - Fiber - 11.5% Availability in Jonesboro - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 8.3% Availability in Jonesboro - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Ritter - Cable - 4.9% Availability in Jonesboro - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 4.7% Availability in Jonesboro - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Windstream - DSL - 1.3% Availability in Jonesboro - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Jonesboro - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Jonesboro - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Providers in Nearby Cities

Internet Provider Competition Map For Jonesboro

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Jonesboro is the 1st most connected city in Arkansas ahead of Bono, Brookland, Lake City, Bay, and Trumann.

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 Craighead 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: 45% of people living in Jonesboro 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 84% of Jonesboro 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, 72401 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Jonesboro.

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

In Craighead County, approximately 11,000 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 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 (137.65 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.

Data Caps in Jonesboro

Many Internet companies have begun to add data "plans" onto home Internet plans in recent years. This trend holds true in Jonesboro, with providers like Suddenlink advertising plans with data caps. This doesn't really matter for the majority of customers, but might be an issue for users who stream a lot of high-def content. An HD stream uses around 3 Gigabytes hourly. Standard Definition (SD) video eats up closer to 1GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Jonesboro

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Mo-Ark Communications Fixed Wireless 99.3%+ 3.0 Mbps
RCC Wireless Fixed Wireless 96.1%+ 0.768 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 78.9%+ 100 Mbps
Suddenlink Communications Cable 78.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Hillbilly Wireless Fixed Wireless 53.8%+ 15 Mbps
Ritter Communications Fiber 32.2%+ 500 Mbps
empower Cable 7.9%+ 15 Mbps
BPS Networks Fixed Wireless 17.8%+ 25 Mbps
empower Fiber 11.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 8.3%+ 940 Mbps
Ritter Communications Cable 4.9%+ 200 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 4.7%+ 25 Mbps
Data Technology Internet Service Provider Fixed Wireless 2.2%+ 1.5 Mbps
Windstream DSL 1.3%+ 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
Hillbilly Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Suddenlink Business Cable 97.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 82.4%+ 25 Mbps
Ritter Communications Fiber 64.9%+ 500 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 10.7%+ 940 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 0.7%+ 1.5 Mbps
Windstream Copper 0.2%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Jonesboro to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Jonesboro 138.6 Mbps 16 $0.30 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +276.8 Mbps ) 16 $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -19.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +1 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -22.4 Mbps ) 15 ( -1 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -11.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +7 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -11 Mbps ) 8 ( -8 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Jonesboro

Reliable service

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.