Internet Providers in Natural Dam, AR

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

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

300 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%
OzarksGo 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 19.9%
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 Provider Competition Map For Natural Dam

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Natural Dam is the 25th most connected city in Arkansas ahead of Van Buren, Rudy, Alma, Mountainburg, and Stilwell.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Crawford 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: 23% of people living in Natural Dam 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 25% of Natural Dam 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 Crawford County, approximately 5,000 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 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 )