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AT&T $30 100 - 18 MbpsDSL96%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 150 MbpsCable1.607%
WEHCO Media - -Cable81%
Indco Cable TV, Inc. - -Cable19%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Forrest City internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Forrest City is comparable to the rest of Arkansas - 91%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Forrest City area will have access to DSL, which covers 96% of Forrest City residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 84% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Forrest City, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the Forrest City area, and 81.76% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Forrest City's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 150 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Forrest City

The largest internet providers in Forrest City are AT&T, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing DSL and satellite options to Forrest City.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Forrest City residents, covering 96% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Forrest City’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Forrest City residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

18 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Forrest City covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Forrest City to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Forrest City, $42.49.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Forrest City, $1.12.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 18 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in Forrest City. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Forrest City's providers, 55 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Forrest City covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Forrest City where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Forrest City, $42.49.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Forrest City, $1.12.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Forrest City. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Forrest City's providers, 55 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Forrest City covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Forrest City where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for Viasat start at $50/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Forrest City, $42.49.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Forrest City, $1.12.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Forrest City. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Forrest City's providers, 55 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Forrest City with download speeds up to 150 Mbps. These speeds are available to 1.607% of households in Forrest City. The next fastest internet provider in Forrest City is WEHCO Media, offering download speeds up to 50 Mbps to 81% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Forrest City with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Forrest City, $42.49.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.