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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Arkansas
The best Arkansas ISPs offer cable, fiber, or fixed-wireless internet connections. Optimum is the state’s most widespread cable internet provider; however, Little Rock and the eastern border are serviced by Xfinity, and Cox brings cable internet to Arkansas’s northeast region. Fiber internet is available in many of Arkansas’s highly-populated areas through AT&T. Both T-Mobile and Verizon offer fixed wireless internet in Arkansas.
Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars from customers in Arkansas.
That ranks Arkansas 24th nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.Learn more about our methodology
Internet customer satisfaction in Arkansas
$80.01 average price per payment for internet, per household
86.1% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs
3.7/5 average customer service rating of internet services
3.7/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide
2.48 average people per household
$45,459 average income per household
43 average age per household
49% of population employed
Fastest internet providers in Arkansas
|Provider||Avg download speed||Avg upload speed||Availability||Order online|
|Cox Communications||199.21 Mbps||22.81 Mbps||95.98%||View Plans for Cox Communications|
|XFINITY||168.98 Mbps||23.82 Mbps||95.8%||View Plans for Xfinity|
|Spectrum||161.83 Mbps||24.11 Mbps||92.27%||View Plans for Spectrum|
|South Arkansas Telephone Company||159.84 Mbps||169.14 Mbps||100%||View Plans for South Arkansas Telephone Company|
|South Central Communications||143.29 Mbps||90.36 Mbps||94.97%||View Plans for South Central Communications|
Internet by tech type
|Internet tech type||Avg download speed||% of people with access||% availability||Learn more|
|5G Home||245 Mbps||85.05%||99%||See all providers for 5G Home|
|Cable||516.11 Mbps||56.48%||77.69%||See all providers for Cable|
|DSL||312.84 Mbps||77.08%||85.58%||See all providers for DSL|
|Fiber||2830.51 Mbps||60%||85.49%||See all providers for Fiber|
|Fixed Wireless||67.16 Mbps||49.24%||70.92%||See all providers for Fixed Wireless|
|LTE Home||99 Mbps||7.5%||99%||See all providers for LTE Home|
|Satellite||63.31 Mbps||95.08%||100%||See all providers for Satellite|
Best cities for internet in Arkansas
Cities in Arkansas with the fastest internet
Springdale is the best city in Arkansas for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Mabelvale and Alma also earn top rankings, according to our data.
The most connected cities in Arkansas
Little Rock is the most internet-connected city in Arkansas. Little Rock makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Little Rock's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Fort Smith and North Little Rock also make it to the top of our list.
HighSpeedInternet.com relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.