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.
82%
82% BROADBAND COVERAGE
16%
16% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

28.7

39th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

85.5%

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

62.4%

of Nebraskans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

17.4%

of Nebraskans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

96.8%

of Nebraskans have access to wireline service.

17.3%

of Nebraskans have access to fiber-optic service.

78.2%

of Nebraskans have access to cable service.

92.5%

of Nebraskans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Nebraskans have access to mobile broadband service.

93.7%

of Nebraskans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Nebraska

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Royal89.8 MBPS7 Providers
2.Gering59.5 MBPS10 Providers
3.Arcadia56.2 MBPS8 Providers
4.Chester52.8 MBPS8 Providers
5.Pleasanton51.9 MBPS10 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Nebraska

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Cox Communications34.6 MBPS
CenturyLink19.5 MBPS
Internet Nebraska Corporation9.9 MBPS
Rise Broadband6.2 MBPS
Future Technologies4.8 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 93.0% of Nebraskans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 171 internet providers in Nebraska.
  • There are 272,000 people in Nebraska without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 231,000 people in Nebraska that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 60,000 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
Alliance91.7%13 providers
Ashland70.8%15 providers
Auburn79.5%13 providers
Aurora2.0%13 providers
Beatrice89.3%9 providers
Bellevue97.1%14 providers
Bennington91.9%16 providers
Blair0.0%10 providers
Broken Bow26.8%11 providers
Central City72.6%14 providers
Chadron18.4%11 providers
Columbus88.2%16 providers
Cozad75.0%13 providers
Crete86.2%13 providers
David City77.4%12 providers
Elkhorn96.4%13 providers
Fairbury78.0%10 providers
Falls City100.0%10 providers
Fremont92.1%17 providers
Gering91.2%10 providers
Gothenburg84.3%15 providers
Grand Island97.5%21 providers
Gretna93.4%16 providers
Hastings96.3%14 providers
Holdrege90.5%14 providers
Kearney92.3%16 providers
La Vista95.1%16 providers
Lexington88.7%16 providers
Lincoln98.9%21 providers
Mc Cook55.6%16 providers
Minden79.7%15 providers
Nebraska City83.2%12 providers
Norfolk89.6%12 providers
North Platte97.8%17 providers
Ogallala94.2%16 providers
Omaha98.5%23 providers
Oneill80.8%12 providers
Papillion97.1%14 providers
Plattsmouth82.0%12 providers
Schuyler31.0%13 providers
Scottsbluff96.3%11 providers
Seward86.0%15 providers
Sidney90.0%15 providers
South Sioux City90.7%11 providers
Valentine69.5%13 providers
Wahoo82.7%13 providers
Waverly86.6%16 providers
Wayne86.7%11 providers
West Point70.4%17 providers
York88.0%11 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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