Broadband Service in Nebraska

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INTERNET ACCESS IN Nebraska

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Nebraska Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
87%
87% BROADBAND COVERAGE
15%
15% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

30.5

37th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

88.2%

of Nebraskans have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

79.4%

of Nebraskans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

18.4%

of Nebraskans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

97.1%

of Nebraskans have access to wireline service.

22.4%

of Nebraskans have access to fiber-optic service.

79.0%

of Nebraskans have access to cable service.

93.1%

of Nebraskans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Nebraskans have access to mobile broadband service.

93.5%

of Nebraskans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Nebraska

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Amherst94.6 MBPS9 Providers
2.Malcolm63.7 MBPS13 Providers
3.Gering58.9 MBPS10 Providers
4.Arcadia56.2 MBPS8 Providers
5.Anselmo54.5 MBPS8 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Nebraska

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Cox Communications37.3 MBPS
Charter Spectrum30.2 MBPS
CenturyLink21.7 MBPS
Rise Broadband7.1 MBPS
Future Technologies5.2 MBPS

GOV'T FUNDING

  • Since 2010, Nebraska Broadband Initiative has been awarded $5,662,785 in federal grants for Nebraska's Broadband Initiative.
  • Another $11,547,866, accounting for 0.3% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in Nebraska.
  • Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 82.7% to 94.0% of Nebraskans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 176 internet providers in Nebraska.
  • There are 221,000 people in Nebraska without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 224,000 people in Nebraska that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 55,000 people in Nebraska don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Nebraska CITIES

Average speed over time
Alliance91.9%13 providers
Ashland72.7%15 providers
Auburn80.8%12 providers
Aurora2.0%13 providers
Beatrice89.4%8 providers
Bellevue96.4%13 providers
Bennington94.2%15 providers
Blair73.6%10 providers
Broken Bow81.4%10 providers
Central City75.0%13 providers
Chadron83.6%10 providers
Columbus88.4%15 providers
Cozad77.0%13 providers
Crete87.8%12 providers
David City78.1%11 providers
Elkhorn96.8%12 providers
Fairbury79.3%9 providers
Falls City100.0%8 providers
Fremont95.5%17 providers
Gering91.2%10 providers
Gothenburg84.5%14 providers
Grand Island97.7%21 providers
Gretna94.9%17 providers
Hastings96.5%13 providers
Holdrege90.5%13 providers
Kearney96.1%18 providers
La Vista95.2%15 providers
Lexington89.3%15 providers
Lincoln99.1%21 providers
Mc Cook91.8%14 providers
Minden89.2%14 providers
Nebraska City85.7%11 providers
Norfolk94.3%13 providers
North Platte97.8%16 providers
Ogallala94.2%15 providers
Omaha98.8%21 providers
Oneill84.9%12 providers
Papillion98.4%13 providers
Plattsmouth82.5%11 providers
Schuyler31.0%13 providers
Scottsbluff96.6%11 providers
Seward88.4%16 providers
Sidney90.7%14 providers
South Sioux City94.5%10 providers
Valentine70.0%11 providers
Wahoo81.9%12 providers
Waverly88.4%15 providers
Wayne86.7%10 providers
West Point71.1%16 providers
York89.8%12 providers
Last Updated on 3/6/2019.

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