Best Charleston Internet Service Providers
Charleston, AR has a total of 3 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 3 internet service options in Charleston. 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 Charleston is ViaSat. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|2||CenturyLink||DSL||80 Mbps||10 Mbps||39.2%|
|3||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Charleston AR Internet Access Options
More internet service competition in a city encourages providers to continue to build out and improve their network in addition to keeping prices fair.
The following represents the percentage of population in Charleston which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Charleston compare to Franklin County? The average speed in Charleston is 8.72 Mbps which is slower than Franklin County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the Arkansas average of 25.5 Mbps.
Charleston Internet Access Facts
The average upload speed in Charleston is 1.92 Mbps. This is 59.7% slower than the Franklin County average and 83.4% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 35.9% of Franklin County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 22.2% of Franklin County residents
The average internet download speed in Franklin County is 16.97 Mbps based upon 38536 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Charleston is 65.8% slower than the average in Arkansas and 73.1% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average internet download speed in Charleston is 8.72 Mbps based upon 4056 measurements taken in the last 12 months
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 Charleston 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 ViaSat as the top provider for Charleston, Arkansas.
Who has the fastest internet service in Charleston?
ViaSat with a download speed of 100 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Charleston.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Charleston, Arkansas?
The following zip codes were used: 72933
How do the internet speeds in Charleston compare to other cities in Arkansas?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Most likely there is not. Our latest information shows there are no fiber internet providers offering coverage to more than 15% of the Charleston, Arkansas population.
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 Charleston, Arkansas?
CenturyLink provides broadband internet service to 39.2% of Charleston.
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.
Charleston 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
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages