Ash Flat, Arkansas Broadband Internet Service

Ash Flat, AR has a total of 4 options for high speed internet providers that meet the minimum broadband download speed of 25 Mbps. It can be understandably confusing when trying to determine which of these broadband providers to choose. Hopefully we can eliminate some of the guesswork for you by applying our ranking algorithm to those 4 internet service options in Ash Flat. The calculation we perform considers the download connection speed, upload connection speed, population covered and overall value provided by each company. Based upon that calculation, our top choice for Ash Flat is NEXT Powered by NAEC. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1NEXT Powered by NAECFiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps21.8%
2ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
3CenturyLinkDSL80 Mbps10 Mbps37.1%
4HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%

Ash Flat AR Internet Access Options

Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.


Broadband Internet Speeds

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Ash Flat are compared to Fulton County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Arkansas overall?
Average download speeds in Ash Flat of 25.52 Mbps are slower than the Fulton County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Arkansas.


Ash Flat Internet Access Facts

  • The average upload speed in Ash Flat is 7.28 Mbps. This is 11.8% faster than the average in Arkansas and 37.2% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average download speed in Ash Flat is 28.8% slower than the Fulton County average and 21.2% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Ash Flat is 7.28 Mbps. This is 26.8% slower than the Fulton County average and 37.2% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 10.3% of Fulton County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 45.8% of Fulton County residents

  • The average internet download speed in Fulton County is 35.82 Mbps based upon 14112 samples taken in the past year


Internet Access Technologies

DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Ash Flat residents who have access to each of these technology types.

Internet Service FAQs

Who has the best internet service near me?

Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks NEXT Powered by NAEC as the top provider for Ash Flat, Arkansas.

How do the internet speeds in Ash Flat compare to other cities in Arkansas?

Click through to see how the Ash Flat broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Atkins, Bono, De Queen, Heber Springs, Kibler, Paragould, Warren

What is cable internet service?

Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.

What is Mbps?

Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.

What download speed do I need to stream movies?

For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Ash Flat, Arkansas?

The following zip codes were used: 72513

Who has the fastest internet service in Ash Flat?

NEXT Powered by NAEC with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Ash Flat.

Is there DSL internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Ash Flat - CenturyLink.

Ash Flat Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services

Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.


  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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  • 50+ channels
  • 50 hours of DVR storage
  • No annual contracts
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices
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