Helena-West Helena, AR High Speed Internet Service
Helena-West Helena, 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 Helena-West Helena. 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 Helena-West Helena is Optimum. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Optimum||Cable||300 Mbps||30 Mbps||44.4%|
|2||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|3||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Helena-West Helena 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 Helena-West Helena which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:
Broadband Internet Speeds
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Helena-West Helena are compared to Phillips County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Arkansas overall?
Average download speeds in Helena-West Helena of 32.3 Mbps are faster than the Phillips County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Arkansas.
Helena-West Helena Internet Access Facts
There are 3 residential internet providers in Helena-West Helena, AR providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Helena-West Helena is 60.1% faster than the Phillips County average and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average internet download speed in Helena-West Helena is 32.3 Mbps based upon 17624 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Fiber optic internet is available to 0.5% of Phillips County residents
The average upload speed in Helena-West Helena is 7.19 Mbps. This is 10.4% faster than the average in Arkansas and 38% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 80.4% of Phillips 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 Helena-West Helena 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 Optimum as the top provider for Helena-West Helena, Arkansas.
Who has the fastest internet service in Helena-West Helena?
Optimum with a download speed of 300 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Helena-West Helena.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Helena-West Helena, Arkansas?
The following zip codes were used: 72342 and 72390
How do the internet speeds in Helena-West Helena 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 Helena-West Helena, 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 Helena-West Helena, Arkansas?
Optimum provides broadband internet service to 44.4% of Helena-West Helena.
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.
Helena-West Helena 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.
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