Internet Providers in Royal, AR

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Internet Statistics for Royal, AR
Fastest Speed Available: 150 Mbps

Internet Access in Royal, Arkansas

Information on BroadbandNow is calculated from biannual FCC broadband coverage reports. BroadbandNow leverages direct provider reports and other privatized data to enhance that data. Plan, pricing, and other data is collected manually through our data science division. We've analyzed 150 Internet plans for Royal in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 497 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

DSL broadband from phone providers has lots of coverage in comparison with other Internet services in Royal since pretty much every house in Royal is wired with telephone lines — therefore, seeing as most homes are already wired for phone wiring, it's no suprise that Royal would have 70.53 percent DSL coverage.

83.61 percent of Royal is stuck with only one or zero Internet choices. Adjusting for all census blocks in city limits, the average customer has 2-3 Internet providers to choose from. Addresses with better competition get reduced pricing and improved speeds as companies are incentivized to improve network infrastructure to win subscribers.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As residents might predict, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.

Besides the Internet options listed above, AT&T Internet is another option to consider. They have coverage in 70 percent of the Royal area. Wireless providers such as Wireless Etc. and satellite Internet providers such as are worth looking at. However, the incumbent wired providers usually offer a stronger value so far as performance.

Internet Statistics 2021

3,000 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 Royal, Arkansas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Cablelynx Broadband 150 Mbps Cable 54s 16.7%
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB and Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 70.5%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Royal

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Royal is the 215th most connected city in Arkansas behind Hot Springs, Bismarck, Pearcy, Mountain Pine, and Jessieville.

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

Approximately 8,000 people in Garland 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.

As of this month, 71968 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Royal.

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

In Garland County, approximately 12,000 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 Caps and Cord Cutting in Royal

Data collected by our research team suggests that many of the common providers in the area use data caps for their home Internet connections. Data caps are disliked since users see caps as a tactic for limiting video streaming, while providers explain caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the problem is the same: over-the-top streaming, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Compare Royal to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Royal 19.7 Mbps 6 $2.02 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +514.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.89 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +129.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +140.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +149.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +142.4 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )