Internet Providers in Roland, Arkansas

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Internet Statistics for Roland, AR
Providers: 7
Max Advertised Speed: 1200 Mbps
Fiber: Available
Cable: Available
DSL: Available

Internet Access in Roland, Arkansas

3-4 Internet providers are available at the average Roland location. This is a strong amount of choice in comparison to similar-sized cities in Arkansas. Competition is correlated with lower pricing.

Looking at network technologies available within the Roland area, we see that the most prevalent physical wire broadband Internet technology types are IPBB (62.75 percent coverage) and Fiber (13.72 percent coverage). Fiber infrastructure is composed of newer, more modern fiber-optic cables composed of thousands of glass strands that transmit Internet data as light. Fiber outputs stronger speed and uptime, but in some cases may switch over to slower copper wires in the "last mile" near subscribers. As a result, not all fiber connections offer true "gigabit" speeds.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most commonly available choice in Roland. The company is available to close to one hundred percent of Roland. HughesNet is the most likely second option, serving close to one hundred percent of Roland with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan in Roland is 25 Mbps.

The data listed here is primarily sourced via provider coverage reports. Data is cross-validated with privatized databases and direct provider reporting to provide more granular listings than is available from the FCC directly. Information on pricing and speeds of listed Internet plans is generated by our research team, who collect tens of thousands of data points each year. We've catalogued 334 Roland Internet plans since 2014. There are 30 Internet plans currently on the market in the area.

Aside from the Internet options listed above, XFINITY from Comcast provides a third choice for wired broadband in 91 percent of the Roland area. Wireless companies like The Computer Works and satellite Internet companies including are worth considering, but the incumbent wired options usually offer a better value when it comes to performance and pricing.

Internet Statistics 2021

400 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 Roland, Arkansas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
AT&T Internet 1,000 Mbps DSL, Fiber, and Fixed Wireless 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Roland, Arkansas

  • Xfinity - 91.1% Availability in Roland - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - 62.8% Availability in Roland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Roland - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Roland - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Roland

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Roland is the 34th most connected city in Arkansas ahead of Mayflower, Bigelow, and Houston, but behind Maumelle and Conway.

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 Pulaski 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: 14% of people living in Roland 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 82% of Roland 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 Pulaski County, approximately 7,000 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 Around Roland

Data from our researchers suggests that top providers place some sort of limit on streaming on home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since subscribers see them as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers maintain caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming services, which can use anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Roland

Provider Type Coverage Speed
The Computer Works Fixed Wireless 94.2%+ 100 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 91.1%+ 1,200 Mbps
AT&T Internet DSL, Fiber, and Fixed Wireless 62.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 100% 987 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless and Fiber 14.0%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Roland to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Roland 6.4 Mbps 10 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +342.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +100.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +8 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +93.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +105.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +11 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +108.9 Mbps ) 9 ( -1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )