Internet Service Providers in Nebraska

Nebraska Internet Coverage and Availability

Internet Availability by County

74.5%
10.8%

119.7

48th

High-Speed Internet Access

87.8%

of Nebraskans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

65.1%

of Nebraskans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Internet Access

96.5%

of Nebraskans have access to wireline service

46.3%

of Nebraskans have access to fiber-optic service

80.3%

of Nebraskans have access to cable service

84.8%

of Nebraskans have access to DSL service

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adams 97.7%
Antelope 61.9%
Arthur 97.4%
Banner 20.4%
Blaine 87.2%
Boone 64.3%
Box Butte 96.3%
Boyd 100.0%
Brown 25.0%
Buffalo 91.5%
Burt 76.6%
Butler 69.3%
Cass 91.4%
Cedar 74.7%
Chase 78.7%
Cherry 69.7%
Cheyenne 89.4%
Clay 87.5%
Colfax 70.1%
Cuming 66.8%
Custer 76.3%
Dakota 90.5%
Dawes 82.1%
Dawson 85.7%
Deuel 34.8%
Dixon 91.2%
Dodge 89.0%
Douglas 99.1%
Dundy 83.3%
Fillmore 78.7%
Franklin 33.7%
Frontier 72.5%
Furnas 82.7%
Gage 84.4%
Garden 66.1%
Garfield 92.0%
Gosper 60.9%
Grant 73.8%
Greeley 49.9%
Hall 95.4%
Hamilton 99.5%
Harlan 61.6%
Hayes 14.5%
Hitchcock 29.8%
Holt 56.0%
Hooker 95.8%
Howard 82.7%
Jefferson 78.1%
Johnson 54.1%
Kearney 88.8%
Keith 89.8%
Keya Paha 97.0%
Kimball 89.9%
Knox 34.8%
Lancaster 99.6%
Lincoln 92.6%
Logan 53.0%
Loup 88.3%
McPherson 66.1%
Madison 93.1%
Merrick 72.8%
Morrill 65.1%
Nance 68.4%
Nemaha 77.8%
Nuckolls 79.8%
Otoe 84.5%
Pawnee 62.5%
Perkins 69.7%
Phelps 87.1%
Pierce 79.5%
Platte 84.5%
Polk 64.2%
Red Willow 89.5%
Richardson 93.1%
Rock 94.8%
Saline 93.3%
Sarpy 97.5%
Saunders 86.5%
Scotts Bluff 88.8%
Seward 93.4%
Sheridan 23.3%
Sherman 78.6%
Sioux 19.8%
Stanton 80.3%
Thayer 63.9%
Thomas 86.6%
Thurston 91.2%
Valley 77.8%
Washington 83.4%
Wayne 82.5%
Webster 67.2%
Wheeler 80.7%
York 92.6%

Internet Speed in Top Nebraska Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Omaha 143.8 MBPS 29 Providers
2. Lincoln 109.0 MBPS 25 Providers
3. Bellevue 173.8 MBPS 14 Providers
4. Grand Island 50.0 MBPS 21 Providers
5. Kearney 76.1 MBPS 18 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Nebraska

Provider Avg. download speed
Cox Communications 158.1 MBPS
CenturyLink 95.5 MBPS
Spectrum 87.2 MBPS
Windstream 46.6 MBPS
Rise Broadband 11.4 MBPS

High-Speed Internet in Nebraska, 2022

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 11/22/2021.

Nebraska lands itself at number 48 on the list of best-connected states. Nebraska is made up of mostly rural areas and with only a few large cities, this agricultural state doesn’t have the same sprawling broadband ecosystem as other states.

Broadband coverage varies from county to county, with no single area of the state at a significant advantage. Nebraska also has a statewide average download speed of 46.4 and 186 available internet service providers.

The Digital Divide in Nebraska

In every state, you will find a significant gap or “divide” between areas that have access to modern communication technology and those that do not. When we were quantifying Nebraska’s digital divide, two major factors that we considered were accessibility and affordability.

In Nebraska, the vast majority of the population (87.1%) has access to a wired connection capable of 25 Mbps. However, this means that there are still 217,000 people who aren’t able to achieve the same speeds via a wired connection and yet another 74,000 who don’t have any wired internet providers available where they live.

According to our latest affordability data, only 10.8% of Nebraska residents have access to a standalone wired broadband internet plan under $60 per month.

Best-Connected Cities

Being the only two large cities in Nebraska, Omaha, and Lincoln have the best broadband ecosystems in the state. Both of these metropolitan areas have 100% broadband coverage. Additionally, 100% of their population has access to an affordable internet connection under $60/Month.

Internet for Rural Areas in Nebraska

In contrast, Oak, Hubbell, and Virginia are the three worst connected towns in Nebraska. They rely on wireless broadband service, meaning they aren’t able to get the same high speed internet that comes along with a wired connection.

See how Nebraska compares with other States.

Governmental Initiatives

In 2010 the Nebraska Broadband program was created by the state government with hopes “To increase economic development opportunities, attract and retain population, overcome the barriers of distance, and enhance the quality of life in Nebraska by facilitating the continuing deployment of broadband technologies which meet the need for increasing connection speeds”

Since its installment, Nebraska Broadband has been awarded $5,662,785 in federal grants towards its broadband improvement plan. The Nebraska Government has also awarded an additional $11,547,866 to various other broadband improvement projects.

This has helped the percentage of Nebraskans with access to a wired connection of at least 10 Mbps jump from 82.7% to 92.7% since 2011.

The information above is taken from a mix of public and private datasets. More about our data here.

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

Internet Providers By City in Nebraska

Average speed over time
Ainsworth 5.7%
9 providers
Albion 69.5%
9 providers
Alliance 94.4%
12 providers
Alma 92.6%
13 providers
Arapahoe 90.7%
8 providers
Arlington 78.1%
13 providers
Ashland 89.2%
18 providers
Atkinson 63.3%
13 providers
Auburn 81.8%
11 providers
Aurora 99.9%
16 providers
Bassett 97.7%
10 providers
Battle Creek 79.5%
14 providers
Bayard 59.9%
10 providers
Beatrice 93.6%
9 providers
Beemer 76.6%
15 providers
Bellevue 96.9%
14 providers
Benkelman 87.5%
9 providers
Bennet 94.1%
17 providers
Bennington 95.9%
16 providers
Bertrand 70.8%
11 providers
Blair 93.9%
11 providers
Bloomfield 29.6%
10 providers
Blue Hill 98.4%
9 providers
Brady 71.6%
11 providers
Bridgeport 68.5%
12 providers
Broken Bow 88.1%
9 providers
Burwell 91.3%
8 providers
Cairo 58.6%
15 providers
Callaway 58.5%
6 providers
Cambridge 94.8%
8 providers
Cedar Bluffs 86.2%
15 providers
Central City 85.9%
11 providers
Ceresco 81.7%
14 providers
Chadron 82.2%
10 providers
Chappell 49.3%
12 providers
Clarkson 48.7%
13 providers
Clay Center 92.0%
12 providers
Columbus 90.9%
16 providers
Cortland 62.1%
11 providers
Cozad 79.5%
12 providers
Crawford 85.5%
7 providers
Creighton 31.8%
9 providers
Crete 98.6%
14 providers
Crofton 45.8%
10 providers
Culbertson 18.6%
10 providers
Curtis 78.0%
9 providers
David City 79.4%
11 providers
De Witt 54.3%
10 providers
Denton 98.9%
14 providers
Deshler 33.7%
11 providers
Dodge 16.3%
13 providers
Doniphan 98.3%
15 providers
Dorchester 93.2%
12 providers
Eagle 98.2%
16 providers
Elgin 71.7%
9 providers
Elkhorn 98.5%
14 providers
Elm Creek 73.3%
13 providers
Elmwood 94.7%
12 providers
Elwood 88.3%
12 providers
Emerson 70.1%
11 providers
Fairbury 82.4%
10 providers
Falls City 100.0%
8 providers
Firth 95.7%
12 providers
Fort Calhoun 64.2%
14 providers
Franklin 0.3%
10 providers
Fremont 96.9%
17 providers
Friend 80.6%
15 providers
Geneva 90.9%
13 providers
Genoa 71.0%
12 providers
Gering 93.3%
10 providers
Gibbon 86.2%
14 providers
Gordon 21.7%
10 providers
Gothenburg 85.0%
13 providers
Grand Island 97.7%
21 providers
Grant 77.0%
10 providers
Greenwood 86.3%
16 providers
Gretna 96.3%
16 providers
Hartington 98.4%
12 providers
Harvard 93.8%
12 providers
Hastings 98.9%
14 providers
Hay Springs 18.7%
8 providers
Hebron 87.6%
11 providers
Hemingford 97.8%
7 providers
Henderson 98.2%
15 providers
Hershey 88.0%
9 providers
Hickman 99.6%
14 providers
Holdrege 91.8%
11 providers
Hooper 99.2%
13 providers
Humphrey 51.4%
16 providers
Imperial 88.4%
10 providers
Kearney 96.3%
18 providers
Kimball 90.2%
12 providers
La Vista 98.1%
16 providers
Laurel 74.1%
13 providers
Lexington 89.1%
14 providers
Lincoln 99.9%
25 providers
Louisville 88.8%
13 providers
Loup City 86.5%
9 providers
Lyons 67.0%
13 providers
Macy 100.0%
8 providers
Madison 76.8%
14 providers
Malcolm 98.4%
14 providers
Mc Cook 90.0%
14 providers
Mead 74.9%
12 providers
Milford 95.4%
14 providers
Minden 89.9%
14 providers
Mitchell 69.0%
10 providers
Morrill 65.1%
10 providers
Nebraska City 91.6%
13 providers
Neligh 81.8%
13 providers
Newman Grove 66.0%
12 providers
Niobrara 53.9%
8 providers
Norfolk 95.9%
14 providers
North Bend 54.4%
11 providers
North Platte 98.8%
14 providers
Oakland 72.9%
14 providers
Ogallala 94.3%
14 providers
Omaha 99.1%
29 providers
Oneill 50.4%
12 providers
Ord 78.4%
10 providers
Oshkosh 73.7%
10 providers
Osmond 97.5%
11 providers
Overton 83.2%
11 providers
Palmer 46.2%
13 providers
Palmyra 95.8%
14 providers
Papillion 98.5%
15 providers
Pawnee City 75.8%
10 providers
Paxton 69.7%
13 providers
Pender 65.9%
12 providers
Peru 92.1%
8 providers
Pierce 69.0%
11 providers
Plainview 100.0%
10 providers
Plattsmouth 94.8%
14 providers
Ponca 96.1%
10 providers
Ravenna 77.9%
10 providers
Raymond 95.6%
13 providers
Red Cloud 19.5%
8 providers
Roca 95.2%
17 providers
Rushville 25.7%
10 providers
Saint Edward 71.0%
11 providers
Saint Paul 92.8%
12 providers
Sargent 99.1%
6 providers
Schuyler 84.7%
11 providers
Scottsbluff 96.8%
11 providers
Scribner 27.8%
14 providers
Seward 97.9%
18 providers
Shelby 65.9%
13 providers
Sidney 90.7%
14 providers
South Sioux City 94.1%
12 providers
Spalding 66.5%
8 providers
Springfield 96.7%
14 providers
Stanton 95.3%
15 providers
Sterling 51.3%
10 providers
Stromsburg 82.1%
11 providers
Stuart 93.4%
10 providers
Superior 90.9%
10 providers
Sutherland 40.0%
11 providers
Sutton 92.4%
13 providers
Syracuse 82.5%
15 providers
Tecumseh 55.8%
11 providers
Tekamah 72.6%
15 providers
Tilden 75.2%
13 providers
Utica 81.5%
14 providers
Valentine 77.5%
14 providers
Valley 89.4%
18 providers
Valparaiso 82.8%
13 providers
Verdigre 39.8%
7 providers
Wahoo 87.8%
12 providers
Wakefield 71.9%
11 providers
Walthill 100.0%
9 providers
Waterloo 91.1%
13 providers
Wauneta 80.6%
11 providers
Wausa 17.2%
8 providers
Waverly 98.9%
19 providers
Wayne 87.4%
9 providers
Weeping Water 83.3%
10 providers
West Point 76.4%
16 providers
Wilber 95.9%
11 providers
Winnebago 99.7%
8 providers
Wisner 80.1%
13 providers
Wood River 61.6%
18 providers
Wymore 83.1%
9 providers
York 97.8%
16 providers
Yutan 76.7%
12 providers

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