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Internet Providers in Texarkana, Texas
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Internet Access in Texarkana, Texas
Texarkana has only two major broadband network options to grapple with — cable (98.20% availability) and DSL (99.25% availability). Coaxial cable Internet is delivered by TV companies using their pre-existing coaxial TV lines mounted on telephone poles. DSL, similarly, is delivered over landline phone lines. Most Texarkana street addresses have access to cable or DSL from competing providers.
Coverage from the two biggest providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Texarkana.
The packages displayed here are collected by hand by our data science team.
2-3 Internet options per block isn't a strong amount of competition in comparison to to bigger cities in Texas, but it's enough to improve performance in Texarkana neighborhoods with provider overlap. As is clear in the interactive map below, options can vary depending on your location.
Outside of the Internet providers listed above, Windstream is another option to consider. They have Internet in 99 percent of Texarkana.
Internet Statistics 2021
1.6% of consumers in Texarkana900 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 Texarkana, Texas
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Windstream||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||99.3%|
|Sparklight (formerly Cable One)||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||98.0%|
|Suddenlink Communications||940 Mbps||Cable||8s||3.1%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||34.2%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Texarkana
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Internet for Education in Texarkana
Economic development reports routinely find a increasing correlation between broadband access and enhanced education. At the college level, personal Internet access is practically a necessity as colleges like Texas A & M University-Texarkana in Texarkana switch to online platforms to share out-of-class work. Looking at 4,867 speed tests reported in the past annum at addresses within 2 miles of Texas A & M University-Texarkana campus, performance averages are close to 134.01 Mbps — considerably higher than the minimum connection speed needed for viewing video and operating hosted or communication platforms.
Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting Around Texarkana
Data collected by our market researchers shows that some of the top providers in the area currently use data caps on home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial since subscribers see them as a strategy to stop "cord cutting", while providers explain caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. In either case, the problem is over-the-top streaming services, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Texarkana to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Texarkana||119.2 Mbps||8||$0.38 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +426.4 Mbps )||19 ( +11 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +42.1 Mbps )||18 ( +10 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +61.7 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +67.4 Mbps )||24 ( +16 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +59.9 Mbps )||9 ( +1 )||$0.39 ( + $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Texarkana
The Sparklight tech went above and beyond to identify internet connection issues. Outstanding customer service!