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Internet providers in Jacksonville, AR

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Jacksonville, AR internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL6.614%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.639%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable88%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL74%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable15%
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Jacksonville internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Jacksonville residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 86% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 5.950% of those living in Jacksonville.

There are seven internet providers serving the Jacksonville area, and 92.54% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Jacksonville's seven internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Jacksonville

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 169 Mbps 16 Mbps Cable
Optimum 98 Mbps 8 Mbps Cable
AT&T 28 Mbps 5 Mbps DSL
Ritter Communications 265 Mbps 348 Mbps Fiber-optic
HughesNet 16 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in Jacksonville

The largest internet providers in Jacksonville are Xfinity, CenturyLink, and Optimum bringing cable and DSL options to Jacksonville.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all Jacksonville residents, covering 88% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 74% of the area. Jacksonville’s third most-available internet provider, Optimum, offers cable to around 15% of Jacksonville residents.

Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

88%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Jacksonville covering 88% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Jacksonville, $52.56.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Jacksonville, $0.86.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Jacksonville. These download speeds are available to 88% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Jacksonville's providers, 235 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

74%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Jacksonville covering 74% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Jacksonville 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 CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Jacksonville, $52.56.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Jacksonville, $0.86.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Jacksonville. These download speeds are available to 74% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Jacksonville's providers, 235 Mbps.

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Optimum cable internet

Provider
Optimum
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

15 Mbps

Average availability

15%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to a limited number of households in Jacksonville covering 15% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Optimum start at $40/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Jacksonville, $52.56.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.13 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Jacksonville, $0.86.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 15 Mbps in Jacksonville. These download speeds are available to 15% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Jacksonville's providers, 235 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Jacksonville, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Jacksonville, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Jacksonville and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Jacksonville at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Jacksonville at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Jacksonville residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Jacksonville with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 6.614% of households in Jacksonville. The next fastest internet provider in Jacksonville is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 1.639% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Jacksonville with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Jacksonville, $52.56.

Ritter Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Jacksonville, covering 2.765% of the city. AT&T also offers fiber internet in Jacksonville and is available to 1.639% of households.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.