Internet Providers in Texarkana, AR

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

Internet Access in Texarkana, Arkansas

The two most frequently available wired Internet options in Texarkana are Satellite as well as Cable lines. FCC filings suggest Satellite has a close to one hundred percent spread, compared with Cable's 94.39 percent availability.

The majority of Texarkana households have 2-3 wired Internet providers available to them. 4.19% of the Texarkana area are limited to one or fewer options for their Internet service provider. cable and DSL Internet services generally offer the most reasonable price and data policies for home use.

Viasat Internet has the largest coverage area in Texarkana. The provider is accessible for close to one hundred percent of Texarkana addresses. HughesNet is also a common choice in the area, serving practically one hundred percent of Texarkana with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's strongest plan for Texarkana is 25 megabits per second.

The data on this page comes via FCC reports. Data is against private data sources and direct provider reporting to provide more granular resources than is available from the FCC directly. Information on pricing of current Internet plans is sourced by our data team, who collect tens of thousands of data points annually.

While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, Sparklight (formerly Cable One) also serves Texarkana with a top speed of 1,000 Mbps. There are 4 providers in Texarkana offering specialized enterprise service like MPLS. See the interactive map below to compare how many options are available on a granular level.

  • There are 12 internet providers in Texarkana with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Texarkana is the 37th most connected city in Arkansas ahead of Ashdown, Texarkana, Fouke, and Hooks, but behind Nash.
  • The fastest zip code in Texarkana for July 2021 is 71854. (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 Texarkana, Arkansas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 94.4%
Windstream 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 93.7%
SWAT FIRST 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 14.7%
Southwest Arkansas Telephone Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s 6.1%
Ritter Communications 200 Mbps Fiber 40s 1.6%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Texarkana

Texarkana Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Texarkana is the 37th most connected city in Arkansas ahead of Ashdown, Texarkana, Fouke, and Hooks, but behind Nash.

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

Approximately 53 people in Miller 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: 67% of people living in Texarkana 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 96% of Texarkana 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, 71854 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Texarkana.

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

In Miller County, approximately 3,000 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 Limits on Texarkana Internet Plans

Internet companies have begun to increase the use of data limits onto home Internet plans as of late. This trend holds true for Texarkana, with providers like Sparklight advertising plans with data caps. It's not a large concern for most residents, but it might be an issue for subscribers that share their service with multiple other family or "power users" who upload a lot of high-def content. An HD video stream uses around three Gigabytes hourly, according to Netflix. SD video consumes about 1GB/hour.

Compare Texarkana to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Texarkana 127.4 Mbps 9 $0.64 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +407 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +21.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +33.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +42.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +34.7 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Texarkana

Great speed, terrible data cap

Their speed is great, but they have a data cap of only 300Gb on their base package. It is absolutely worthless for normal gamer/streamer usage. In my first billing cycle, I used 809GB of data.