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
1South Central Arkansas ElectricFiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps49.5%
2WEHCO VideoCable150 Mbps10 Mbps45.2%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber60 Mbps5 Mbps40.3%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%

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

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 0.0% of Prescott residents

  • The average internet download speed in Nevada County is 14.81 Mbps based upon 2488 samples taken in the past year

  • The average upload speed in Prescott is 2.9 Mbps. This is 55.5% slower than the average in Arkansas and 75% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • 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


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.

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

What is Mbps?

Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.

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.

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

The following zip codes were used: 71857

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.

Is there DSL internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Prescott - CenturyLink.

What is an internet data cap?

Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.

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
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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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  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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  • 50+ channels
  • 50 hours of DVR storage
  • No annual contracts
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices
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