Bull Shoals, Arkansas Broadband Internet Service
Bull Shoals, 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 Bull Shoals. 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 Bull Shoals is NATCO Communications. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||NATCO Communications||Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||50.0%|
|2||Optimum||Cable||1000 Mbps||50 Mbps||49.0%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Bull Shoals 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 Bull Shoals are compared to Marion County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Arkansas overall?
Average download speeds in Bull Shoals of 16.96 Mbps are faster than the Marion County average download speeds and slower than the statewide average for Arkansas.
Bull Shoals Internet Access Facts
The average internet download speed in Bull Shoals is 16.96 Mbps based upon 976 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 99.4% of the Bull Shoals population
Fiber optic internet is available to 100.0% of Bull Shoals residents
There are 4 residential internet providers in Bull Shoals, AR providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Bull Shoals is 40.5% faster than the Marion County average and 47.7% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 43.7% of Marion County residents
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 Bull Shoals 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 NATCO Communications as the top provider for Bull Shoals, Arkansas.
Who has the fastest internet service in Bull Shoals?
NATCO Communications and Optimum with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Bull Shoals.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Bull Shoals, Arkansas?
The following zip codes were used: 72619 and 72634
How do the internet speeds in Bull Shoals compare to other cities in Arkansas?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Bull Shoals - NATCO Communications.
What is DSL internet service?
DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Bull Shoals, Arkansas?
NATCO Communications provides broadband internet service to 50.0% of Bull Shoals.
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 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.
Bull Shoals 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.
- 410+ channels
- Voice activated remote control
- Customize your plan
- Optimum entertainment experience available on the new Apple TV in 4K
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
- 85+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app