Internet Providers in Natural Dam, AR
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Internet Statistics for Natural Dam, AR
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Natural Dam, Arkansas
Internet Access in Natural Dam, Arkansas
DSL is the only wired network choice that has meaningful availability in Natural Dam. As of the most current data, it's available to 95.17 percent of residents. DSL Internet service is delivered by twisted copper landline phone lines on utility poles, which is why DSL usually comes from landline phone operators like AT&T Internet.
AT&T Internet is another common Internet choice for Natural Dam, offering IPBB and Fixed Wireless service in 92 percent of Natural Dam.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Natural Dam's primary wired broadband choices.
Most Natural Dam homes have 2-3 providers to choose from. This is a good amount of market competition. It tends to improve pricing and service quality at a given address. This high level of Internet access isn't distributed evenly, though. even in 2021, a surprising 75.48 of residents still have only one option for broadband access.
Broadband availability insights on the page below are calculated from a mix of public governmental data from the FCC and private data we source directly from providers, or via private sources. Statistics regarding speed and performance averages is sourced primarily from M-Labs. Our market researchers have hand-validated package price on 108 broadband plans in the Natural Dam market as of 2021.
Internet Statistics 2021
75.5% of consumers in Natural Dam300 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 Natural Dam, Arkansas
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|PGTELCO INTERNET||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||25.3%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB and Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||92.9%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
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 Video Streaming in Natural Dam
Data from our research team shows that some of the popular ISPs currently place some sort of limit on data use for their residential broadband plans. Data caps are disliked because users see them as a strategy to stop streaming, while providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the issue is streaming services, which easily consumes anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Natural Dam to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Natural Dam||8.1 Mbps||7||$0.83 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +526.3 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.89 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +140.7 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +152.5 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +161.4 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +154 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.38 ( $0.00 )|