Best Lincoln Internet Service Providers

Lincoln, 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 Lincoln. 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 Lincoln is Cox. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1CoxCable1000 Mbps35 Mbps48.8%
2D D & BDSL, Fiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps46.9%
3Ozarks ElectricFiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps20.3%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Lincoln AR Internet Access Options

When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Lincoln have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Lincoln are compared to Washington County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Arkansas overall?
Average download speeds in Lincoln of 16.57 Mbps are slower than the Washington County average download speeds and slower than the statewide average for Arkansas.

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Lincoln Internet Access Facts

  • The average download speed in Lincoln is 35% slower than the average in Arkansas and 48.9% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 77.5% of the Washington County population

  • The average internet download speed in Lincoln is 16.57 Mbps based upon 5168 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 97.2% of the Lincoln population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 95.5% of Lincoln residents

  • There are 5 residential internet providers in Lincoln, AR providing service to at least 15% of the city

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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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln, Arkansas.

Who has the fastest internet service in Lincoln?

Cox, D D & B and Ozarks Electric with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Lincoln.

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

The following zip codes were used: 72744

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

Click through to see how the Lincoln broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Cave City, Coal Hill, Goshen, Harrisburg, Lake City, Wynne, Yellville

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Lincoln - D D & B and Ozarks Electric.

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 Lincoln, Arkansas?

Cox provides broadband internet service to 48.8% of Lincoln.

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.




Lincoln 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.


Cox

  • 250+ channels
  • Contour voice remote control
  • Customizable add-ons
  • Make your TV content portable with the Contour app app
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DISH

  • 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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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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