Internet Providers in Royal, Arkansas

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Internet Statistics for Royal, AR
Providers: 6
Max Advertised Speed: 150 Mbps
Fiber: Not Available
Cable: Available
DSL: Available

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 136 Internet plans for Royal in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 892 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.

Fixed wireless is the only Internet service option in much of the Royal area. Fixed wireless usually outperforms network services like satellite broadband Internet. Our latest data shows that practically one hundred percent of of residents have access to fixed wireless service.

There is above-average choice between companies around Royal. However, 1,000 residents still don't have service from more than one provider. If these residents aren't satisfied by their provider, they are left with no option but to compromise for a low-speed wireless backup. However, this issue isn't widespread in Royal — the majority of households have 3-4 Internet options.

Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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 is another option to consider. They have coverage in 81 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.

  • There are 12 internet providers in Royal with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Royal is the 199th most connected city in Arkansas ahead of Bismarck, but behind Hot Springs, Jessieville, Pearcy, and Mountain Pine.
  • The fastest zip code in Royal for February 2021 is 71968. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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
Cablelynx Broadband 150 Mbps Cable 54s
AT&T 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless and DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Royal, Arkansas

  • AT&T - 81.2% Availability in Royal - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Cablelynx - 16.7% Availability in Royal - Speeds up to 150 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Royal - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Royal - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Royal

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Royal is the 199th most connected city in Arkansas ahead of Bismarck, but behind Hot Springs, Jessieville, Pearcy, and Mountain Pine.

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.

Approximately 68% of Royal 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, 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 9,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Royal

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Fixed Wireless and DSL 81.2%+ 100 Mbps
Wireless Etc. Fixed Wireless 99.0%+ 30 Mbps
Cablelynx Broadband Cable 16.7%+ 150 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 2.5%+ 1.5 Mbps
Windstream Copper 1.9%+ 20 Mbps

Compare Royal to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Royal 12.8 Mbps 7 $0.91 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +336.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +94.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +86.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +98.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +102.5 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )