Internet providers in 72176

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72176 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 80 MbpsDSL98%
Suddenlink $30.00 100 - 150 MbpsCable84%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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72176 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 72176 ZIP code 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 72176 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 84% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Ward, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the 72176 area, and 83.55% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among four internet providers in 72176, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 150 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 72176

The largest internet providers serving the 72176 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Suddenlink, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all in the 72176 ZIP code, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Suddenlink, which covers 84% of the area. Ward’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 72176 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 72176 ZIP code, covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines 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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Ward, $46.25.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ward, $1.19.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 72176 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Ward's providers, 70 Mbps.

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Suddenlink cable internet

Provider
Suddenlink
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

15 Mbps

Average availability

84%

Cable from Suddenlink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 72176 ZIP code, covering 84% of the area.

Suddenlink’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 72176 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Suddenlink start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Ward, $46.25.

Suddenlink 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 Ward, $1.19.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Suddenlink offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 15 Mbps in 72176 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 84% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Ward's providers, 70 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 the 72176 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 72176 ZIP 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 Ward, $46.25.

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 Ward, $1.19.

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 72176 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Ward's providers, 70 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 72176 frequently asked questions

Suddenlink is the fastest internet provider in the 72176 ZIP code with download speeds up to 150 Mbps. These speeds are available to 84% of households in 72176. The next fastest internet provider in the 72176 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 80 Mbps to 98% of the area.

Suddenlink offers the cheapest internet in the 72176 ZIP with service starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Ward, $46.25.

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.

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.

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.

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%.