Best Decatur Internet Service Providers
Decatur, AR has a total of 5 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 5 internet service options in Decatur. 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 Decatur is Cox. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Cox||Cable||1000 Mbps||35 Mbps||47.4%|
|2||ARK-O Holding||DSL, Fiber||150 Mbps||150 Mbps||49.1%|
|3||Blue Pulse Networks||wireless||30 Mbps||5 Mbps||50.0%|
|4||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|5||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Decatur 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
For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Decatur of 0.59 Mbps are slower than the Benton County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Arkansas.
Decatur Internet Access Facts
The average download speed in Decatur is 83.1% slower than the average in Arkansas and 86.7% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
DSL internet is available to 72.0% of the Benton County population
The average internet download speed in Decatur is 4.3 Mbps based upon 976 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 93.7% of the Decatur population
Fiber optic internet is available to 97.2% of Decatur residents
There are 5 residential internet providers in Decatur, AR providing service to at least 15% of the city
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 Decatur 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 Cox as the top provider for Decatur, Arkansas.
Who has the fastest internet service in Decatur?
Cox with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Decatur.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Decatur, Arkansas?
The following zip codes were used: 72722
How do the internet speeds in Decatur compare to other cities in Arkansas?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Decatur - ARK-O Holding.
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 Decatur, Arkansas?
Blue Pulse Networks provides broadband internet service to 50.0% of Decatur.
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.
Decatur 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.
- 250+ channels
- Contour voice remote control
- Customizable add-ons
- Make your TV content portable with the Contour app app
- 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