Nebraska Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Nebraska Internet Facts in 2022

  • Nebraska currently ranks 34th 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 seven 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 2,887 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
Douglas 99.51%
Boyd 99.48%
Lancaster 99.18%
Sarpy 99.17%
Keya Paha 96.97%
Adams 96.83%
Box Butte 95.47%
Hall 93.38%
Richardson 92.55%
Madison 90.86%
Lowest
Banner 0%
Deuel 0%
Dundy 0.30%
Garden 3.40%
Hayes 9.62%
Rock 11.14%
Sioux 13.50%
Holt 16.33%
Washington 19.39%
Thurston 21.25%

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 32 Providers
Lincoln 122.0 MBPS 27 Providers
Bellevue 192.3 MBPS 17 Providers
Grand Island 31.0 MBPS 22 Providers
Kearney 83.6 MBPS 18 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 98.2%
Antelope 72.9%
Arthur 97.4%
Banner 20.4%
Blaine 92.3%
Boone 72.0%
Box Butte 96.2%
Boyd 100.0%
Brown 87.6%
Buffalo 90.7%
Burt 76.6%
Butler 70.5%
Cass 91.8%
Cedar 78.8%
Chase 76.8%
Cherry 78.7%
Cheyenne 89.4%
Clay 89.1%
Colfax 76.8%
Cuming 71.2%
Custer 68.0%
Dakota 90.3%
Dawes 40.8%
Dawson 88.1%
Deuel 35.9%
Dixon 90.4%
Dodge 93.4%
Douglas 99.7%
Dundy 83.3%
Fillmore 78.9%
Franklin 75.0%
Frontier 75.5%
Furnas 88.6%
Gage 85.9%
Garden 66.4%
Garfield 92.0%
Gosper 64.4%
Grant 79.6%
Greeley 56.4%
Hall 95.5%
Hamilton 99.5%
Harlan 79.2%
Hayes 35.1%
Hitchcock 75.7%
Holt 75.8%
Hooker 97.4%
Howard 83.4%
Jefferson 79.8%
Johnson 54.1%
Kearney 81.9%
Keith 90.6%
Keya Paha 97.0%
Kimball 89.4%
Knox 69.5%
Lancaster 99.7%
Lincoln 95.3%
Logan 80.5%
Loup 88.3%
McPherson 72.2%
Madison 94.3%
Merrick 77.2%
Morrill 64.7%
Nance 71.5%
Nemaha 78.1%
Nuckolls 80.2%
Otoe 85.2%
Pawnee 63.6%
Perkins 73.1%
Phelps 88.1%
Pierce 80.1%
Platte 88.8%
Polk 64.3%
Red Willow 49.8%
Richardson 93.1%
Rock 94.7%
Saline 93.7%
Sarpy 99.6%
Saunders 87.1%
Scotts Bluff 88.9%
Seward 94.2%
Sheridan 59.2%
Sherman 78.4%
Sioux 17.4%
Stanton 80.4%
Thayer 80.0%
Thomas 91.5%
Thurston 91.0%
Valley 80.6%
Washington 84.2%
Wayne 82.5%
Webster 88.3%
Wheeler 80.7%
York 92.9%

Internet Providers By City in Nebraska

Ainsworth 85.0% 10 providers
Albion 73.5% 9 providers
Alliance 94.4% 12 providers
Alma 93.6% 13 providers
Arapahoe 90.9% 9 providers
Arlington 78.1% 14 providers
Ashland 90.3% 19 providers
Atkinson 65.4% 12 providers
Auburn 81.8% 13 providers
Aurora 99.9% 16 providers
Bassett 97.7% 11 providers
Battle Creek 88.4% 13 providers
Beatrice 94.9% 9 providers
Beemer 76.6% 15 providers
Bellevue 99.9% 17 providers
Benkelman 87.5% 9 providers
Bennet 97.8% 19 providers
Bennington 96.4% 19 providers
Bertrand 74.0% 11 providers
Blair 93.9% 13 providers
Bloomfield 61.4% 10 providers
Blue Hill 98.4% 9 providers
Brady 74.7% 10 providers
Bridgeport 67.6% 12 providers
Broken Bow 56.1% 10 providers
Burwell 91.6% 8 providers
Cairo 58.6% 16 providers
Callaway 65.9% 6 providers
Cambridge 94.8% 8 providers
Central City 88.8% 11 providers
Ceresco 81.7% 14 providers
Chadron 30.7% 11 providers
Chappell 51.0% 12 providers
Clay Center 92.0% 13 providers
Columbus 92.1% 17 providers
Cortland 63.6% 14 providers
Cozad 86.9% 13 providers
Crawford 85.4% 7 providers
Creighton 75.5% 9 providers
Crete 98.8% 15 providers
Crofton 67.4% 11 providers
Culbertson 62.6% 10 providers
Curtis 80.7% 9 providers
David City 80.9% 11 providers
De Witt 55.1% 11 providers
Denton 99.2% 15 providers
Deshler 81.5% 11 providers
Dodge 47.3% 12 providers
Doniphan 98.9% 16 providers
Dorchester 93.8% 13 providers
Eagle 98.5% 17 providers
Elgin 62.8% 9 providers
Elkhorn 98.7% 17 providers
Elm Creek 73.8% 15 providers
Elmwood 95.2% 13 providers
Elwood 89.8% 13 providers
Emerson 70.1% 11 providers
Fairbury 83.1% 9 providers
Falls City 100.0% 9 providers
Firth 96.3% 15 providers
Fort Calhoun 64.2% 15 providers
Franklin 84.3% 10 providers
Fremont 97.0% 20 providers
Friend 80.8% 15 providers
Geneva 90.9% 13 providers
Genoa 76.3% 12 providers
Gering 93.3% 11 providers
Gibbon 86.9% 16 providers
Gordon 62.0% 11 providers
Gothenburg 85.0% 13 providers
Grand Island 97.8% 22 providers
Grant 76.0% 10 providers
Greenwood 87.6% 18 providers
Gretna 96.7% 18 providers
Hartington 98.4% 12 providers
Harvard 94.3% 12 providers
Hastings 99.0% 15 providers
Hay Springs 47.7% 10 providers
Hebron 88.0% 11 providers
Hemingford 97.8% 8 providers
Henderson 98.2% 15 providers
Hershey 88.8% 10 providers
Hickman 99.6% 16 providers
Holdrege 92.0% 11 providers
Hooper 99.2% 12 providers
Humphrey 58.4% 16 providers
Imperial 85.1% 10 providers
Kearney 93.7% 18 providers
Kimball 89.6% 12 providers
La Vista 100.0% 19 providers
Laurel 74.1% 13 providers
Lexington 89.6% 15 providers
Lincoln 99.9% 27 providers
Louisville 90.9% 14 providers
Loup City 86.3% 9 providers
Lyons 67.0% 13 providers
Macy 100.0% 9 providers
Madison 83.0% 15 providers
Malcolm 99.6% 14 providers
Mc Cook 43.4% 14 providers
Mead 76.4% 13 providers
Milford 97.1% 15 providers
Minden 83.8% 15 providers
Mitchell 69.0% 10 providers
Morrill 65.3% 10 providers
Nebraska City 92.2% 15 providers
Neligh 82.0% 13 providers
Newman Grove 67.1% 12 providers
Niobrara 87.6% 8 providers
Norfolk 96.1% 16 providers
North Bend 83.4% 11 providers
North Platte 98.8% 15 providers
Oakland 72.9% 14 providers
Ogallala 94.3% 14 providers
Omaha 99.8% 32 providers
Oneill 82.9% 12 providers
Ord 80.2% 10 providers
Oshkosh 73.7% 10 providers
Osmond 97.5% 11 providers
Palmer 48.8% 15 providers
Palmyra 96.3% 16 providers
Papillion 99.9% 18 providers
Pawnee City 75.8% 11 providers
Paxton 69.9% 13 providers
Pender 65.2% 12 providers
Peru 92.1% 9 providers
Pierce 70.2% 11 providers
Plainview 100.0% 10 providers
Plattsmouth 94.8% 16 providers
Ponca 93.1% 10 providers
Ravenna 77.9% 11 providers
Raymond 97.4% 13 providers
Red Cloud 75.3% 8 providers
Roca 95.2% 20 providers
Rushville 67.5% 12 providers
Saint Edward 74.4% 11 providers
Saint Paul 92.8% 12 providers
Sargent 99.1% 7 providers
Schuyler 84.7% 12 providers
Scottsbluff 96.8% 12 providers
Scribner 63.7% 13 providers
Seward 98.4% 17 providers
Shelby 65.9% 15 providers
Sidney 90.7% 15 providers
South Sioux City 93.8% 14 providers
Spalding 67.8% 8 providers
Springfield 97.6% 16 providers
Stanton 95.3% 16 providers
Stromsburg 82.1% 12 providers
Stuart 93.4% 11 providers
Superior 91.5% 10 providers
Sutherland 92.1% 11 providers
Sutton 92.5% 14 providers
Syracuse 82.5% 16 providers
Tecumseh 55.8% 11 providers
Tekamah 72.6% 17 providers
Tilden 77.5% 13 providers
Utica 81.5% 14 providers
Valentine 82.2% 14 providers
Valley 88.6% 19 providers
Valparaiso 83.4% 13 providers
Verdigre 73.5% 7 providers
Wahoo 87.9% 13 providers
Wakefield 71.9% 11 providers
Walthill 100.0% 9 providers
Wauneta 80.6% 11 providers
Wausa 53.3% 8 providers
Waverly 99.1% 20 providers
Wayne 87.4% 9 providers
Weeping Water 83.7% 10 providers
West Point 77.1% 16 providers
Wilber 96.3% 13 providers
Winnebago 99.7% 7 providers
Wood River 61.9% 18 providers
York 98.1% 16 providers
Yutan 78.7% 14 providers