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

24.1

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.Scottsbluff50.3 MBPS11 Providers
2.Norfolk34.4 MBPS13 Providers
3.Papillion29.1 MBPS14 Providers
4.La Vista29.0 MBPS15 Providers
5.North Platte28.9 MBPS16 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Nebraska

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Cox Communications31.3 MBPS
Charter Spectrum29.7 MBPS
CenturyLink18.7 MBPS
Internet Nebraska Corporation14.1 MBPS
Windstream10.4 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 168 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
Bellevue97.1%14 providers
Fremont92.1%16 providers
Grand Island97.5%20 providers
Kearney92.3%15 providers
Lincoln98.9%20 providers
Norfolk89.6%13 providers
Omaha98.5%22 providers
Papillion97.1%14 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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