Mineral Springs, AR High Speed Internet Service
Mineral Springs, 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 Mineral Springs. 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 Mineral Springs 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||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|3||Townes Telecommunications||DSL||50 Mbps||3 Mbps||31.4%|
Mineral Springs 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
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Mineral Springs compare to Howard County? The average speed in Mineral Springs is 9.61 Mbps which is slower than Howard County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the Arkansas average of 25.5 Mbps.
Mineral Springs Internet Access Facts
Fiber optic internet is available to 0.0% of Mineral Springs residents
There are 3 residential internet providers in Mineral Springs, AR providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Mineral Springs is 22.7% slower than the Howard County average and 70.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average internet download speed in Mineral Springs is 9.61 Mbps based upon 1328 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Fiber optic internet is available to 10.3% of Howard County residents
The average download speed in Mineral Springs is 62.3% slower than the average in Arkansas and 70.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
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 Mineral Springs 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 Mineral Springs, Arkansas.
Who has the fastest internet service in Mineral Springs?
ViaSat with a download speed of 100 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Mineral Springs.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Mineral Springs, Arkansas?
The following zip codes were used: 71851 and 71852
How do the internet speeds in Mineral Springs 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 Mineral Springs, 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 Mineral Springs, Arkansas?
Townes Telecommunications provides broadband internet service to 31.4% of Mineral Springs.
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.
Mineral Springs 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