Prescott, Arkansas Broadband Internet Service
Prescott, 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 Prescott. 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 Prescott is South Central Arkansas Electric. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||South Central Arkansas Electric||Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||49.5%|
|2||WEHCO Video||Cable||150 Mbps||10 Mbps||45.2%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||CenturyLink||DSL, Fiber||60 Mbps||5 Mbps||40.3%|
|5||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Prescott 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
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Prescott are compared to Nevada County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Arkansas overall?
Average download speeds in Prescott of 20.42 Mbps are faster than the Nevada County average download speeds and slower than the statewide average for Arkansas.
Prescott Internet Access Facts
The average download speed in Prescott is 37.9% faster than the Nevada County average and 37% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Prescott is 2.9 Mbps. This is 28.9% faster than the Nevada County average and 75% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 29.8% of Nevada County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 0.0% of Nevada County residents
The average internet download speed in Nevada County is 14.81 Mbps based upon 2488 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Prescott is 19.9% slower than the average in Arkansas and 37% 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 Prescott 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 South Central Arkansas Electric as the top provider for Prescott, Arkansas.
Who has the fastest internet service in Prescott?
South Central Arkansas Electric with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Prescott.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Prescott, Arkansas?
The following zip codes were used: 71857
How do the internet speeds in Prescott compare to other cities in Arkansas?
Click through to see how the Prescott broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: England, Helena West Helena, Leachville, Mineral Springs, Oak Grove Heights, Pottsville, Rector
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Prescott - South Central Arkansas Electric and CenturyLink.
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 Prescott, Arkansas?
South Central Arkansas Electric provides broadband internet service to 49.5% of Prescott.
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.
Prescott 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