Nebraska Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Nebraska Internet Facts in 2022

  • Nebraska currently ranks 33rd among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly one in ten Nebraska residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly six in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).

  • This means that five in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,848 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.

At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.

In Nebraska, 87.8% of people have access to 100Mbps broadband, ranking 37th among all states.

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Lancaster 99.01%
Douglas 98.87%
Sarpy 96.60%
Adams 96.10%
Box Butte 95.47%
Hall 92.74%
Richardson 92.55%
Buffalo 90.87%
Dakota 90.47%
Saline 90.30%
Lowest
Banner 0%
Deuel 0%
Dundy 0.30%
Garden 3.16%
Keya Paha 7.40%
Hayes 9.62%
Rock 11.14%
Holt 12.13%
Sioux 13.50%
Brown 16.25%

In Nebraska, 65.1% of people have access to 1G broadband, ranking 33rd among all states.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in Nebraska

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)

Percentage of households with and without any type of internet access

  • With: 87%
  • Without: 13%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: <1%
  • Broadband of any type: 87%
  • Cellular data only: 12%
  • Satellite: 7%

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic

  • <18: 3%
  • 18-64: 4%
  • 65+ adults: 8%

  • <$20,000: 36%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 15%
  • $75,000+: 4%

  • Black: 5%
  • Native American/Alaska Native: 6%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Mixed race: 4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5%
  • White: 5%

  • Employed: 4%
  • Unemployed: 7%

  • Less than high school: 8%
  • Some college or associate degree: 6%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 3%

Internet Speed in Top Nebraska Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Omaha 152.8 MBPS 31 Providers
Lincoln 122.0 MBPS 26 Providers
Bellevue 192.3 MBPS 16 Providers
Grand Island 31.0 MBPS 21 Providers
Kearney 83.6 MBPS 17 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Nebraska

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Cox Communications 164.5 MBPS
CenturyLink 120.7 MBPS
Spectrum 89.0 MBPS
Rise Broadband 12.7 MBPS
Nextlink Internet 10.9 MBPS

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 Providers By City in Nebraska

Ainsworth 5.7% 9 providers
Albion 69.5% 9 providers
Alliance 94.4% 12 providers
Alma 92.6% 13 providers
Arapahoe 90.7% 9 providers
Arlington 78.1% 13 providers
Ashland 89.2% 19 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
Beatrice 93.6% 10 providers
Beemer 76.6% 15 providers
Bellevue 96.9% 16 providers
Benkelman 87.5% 9 providers
Bennet 94.1% 18 providers
Bennington 95.9% 18 providers
Bertrand 70.8% 11 providers
Blair 93.9% 12 providers
Bloomfield 29.6% 11 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
Central City 85.9% 11 providers
Ceresco 81.7% 14 providers
Chadron 82.2% 10 providers
Chappell 49.3% 12 providers
Clay Center 92.0% 13 providers
Columbus 90.9% 16 providers
Cortland 62.1% 12 providers
Cozad 79.5% 12 providers
Crawford 85.5% 7 providers
Creighton 31.8% 9 providers
Crete 98.6% 14 providers
Crofton 45.8% 11 providers
Culbertson 18.6% 10 providers
Curtis 78.0% 9 providers
David City 79.4% 11 providers
De Witt 54.3% 11 providers
Denton 98.9% 14 providers
Deshler 33.7% 11 providers
Dodge 16.3% 12 providers
Doniphan 98.3% 16 providers
Dorchester 93.2% 12 providers
Eagle 98.2% 17 providers
Elgin 71.7% 9 providers
Elkhorn 98.5% 16 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% 9 providers
Firth 95.7% 13 providers
Fort Calhoun 64.2% 16 providers
Franklin 0.3% 10 providers
Fremont 96.9% 18 providers
Friend 80.6% 16 providers
Geneva 90.9% 13 providers
Genoa 71.0% 12 providers
Gering 93.3% 10 providers
Gibbon 86.2% 14 providers
Gordon 21.7% 11 providers
Gothenburg 85.0% 13 providers
Grand Island 97.7% 21 providers
Grant 77.0% 10 providers
Greenwood 86.3% 17 providers
Gretna 96.3% 17 providers
Hartington 98.4% 13 providers
Harvard 93.8% 13 providers
Hastings 98.9% 15 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% 12 providers
Humphrey 51.4% 16 providers
Imperial 88.4% 10 providers
Kearney 96.3% 17 providers
Kimball 90.2% 12 providers
La Vista 98.1% 18 providers
Laurel 74.1% 14 providers
Lexington 89.1% 14 providers
Lincoln 99.9% 26 providers
Louisville 88.8% 13 providers
Loup City 86.5% 9 providers
Lyons 67.0% 13 providers
Macy 100.0% 9 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% 15 providers
Neligh 81.8% 13 providers
Newman Grove 66.0% 12 providers
Niobrara 53.9% 8 providers
Norfolk 95.9% 15 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% 31 providers
Oneill 50.4% 12 providers
Ord 78.4% 10 providers
Oshkosh 73.7% 10 providers
Osmond 97.5% 11 providers
Palmer 46.2% 13 providers
Palmyra 95.8% 15 providers
Papillion 98.5% 17 providers
Pawnee City 75.8% 10 providers
Paxton 69.7% 13 providers
Pender 65.9% 12 providers
Peru 92.1% 9 providers
Pierce 69.0% 11 providers
Plainview 100.0% 10 providers
Plattsmouth 94.8% 16 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% 18 providers
Rushville 25.7% 11 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% 13 providers
Seward 97.9% 18 providers
Shelby 65.9% 14 providers
Sidney 90.7% 14 providers
South Sioux City 94.1% 13 providers
Spalding 66.5% 8 providers
Springfield 96.7% 15 providers
Stanton 95.3% 15 providers
Stromsburg 82.1% 12 providers
Stuart 93.4% 10 providers
Superior 90.9% 10 providers
Sutherland 40.0% 11 providers
Sutton 92.4% 14 providers
Syracuse 82.5% 16 providers
Tecumseh 55.8% 10 providers
Tekamah 72.6% 17 providers
Tilden 75.2% 13 providers
Utica 81.5% 15 providers
Valentine 77.5% 15 providers
Valley 89.4% 19 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
Wauneta 80.6% 11 providers
Wausa 17.2% 8 providers
Waverly 98.9% 20 providers
Wayne 87.4% 9 providers
Weeping Water 83.3% 10 providers
West Point 76.4% 16 providers
Wilber 95.9% 12 providers
Winnebago 99.7% 8 providers
Wood River 61.6% 18 providers
York 97.8% 17 providers
Yutan 76.7% 12 providers