Internet providers in Fort Smith, AR

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Fort Smith internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Fort Smith 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 Fort Smith area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Fort Smith residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 3.320% of those living in Fort Smith.

There are six internet providers serving the Fort Smith area, and 97.66% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Fort Smith's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Fort Smith

The largest internet providers in Fort Smith are AT&T, Cox, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Fort Smith.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Fort Smith residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Cox, which covers 98% of the area. Fort Smith’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Fort Smith residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Fort Smith covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Fort Smith 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Fort Smith, $47.49.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Smith, $0.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Fort Smith. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Fort Smith's providers, 353 Mbps.

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Cox cable internet

Provider
Cox
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to nearly all households in Fort Smith covering 98% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Fort Smith residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Cox start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Fort Smith, $47.49.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Smith, $0.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cox offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in Fort Smith. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Fort Smith's providers, 353 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 Fort Smith covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Fort Smith 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 Fort Smith, $47.49.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Smith, $0.85.

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 Fort Smith. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Fort Smith's providers, 353 Mbps.

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Fort Smith, AR internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic3.226%
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 75 MbpsDSL97%
Cox $29.99/mo. 10 - 300 MbpsCable98%
Vantage Telecom, LLC - -DSL7.724%
Vantage Telecom, LLC - -Fiber-optic0.092%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Fort Smith with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 3.226% of households in Fort Smith. The next fastest internet provider in Fort Smith is Vantage Telecom, LLC, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 0.092% of the area.

Cox offers the cheapest internet in Fort Smith with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Fort Smith, $47.49.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Fort Smith, covering 3.226% of the city. Vantage Telecom, LLC also offers fiber internet in Fort Smith and is available to 0.092% of households.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.