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.
84%
84% BROADBAND COVERAGE
15%
15% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

29.5

40th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

86.8%

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

78.5%

of Nebraskans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

18.7%

of Nebraskans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

97.0%

of Nebraskans have access to wireline service.

22.3%

of Nebraskans have access to fiber-optic service.

78.9%

of Nebraskans have access to cable service.

92.6%

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.Gering63.3 MBPS11 Providers
2.Arcadia56.2 MBPS8 Providers
3.Royal54.8 MBPS7 Providers
4.Pleasanton52.0 MBPS10 Providers
5.Chester50.7 MBPS8 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Nebraska

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Cox Communications35.4 MBPS
CenturyLink20.3 MBPS
Internet Nebraska Corporation10.4 MBPS
Rise Broadband6.2 MBPS
Future Technologies4.7 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 93.5% of Nebraskans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 172 internet providers in Nebraska.
  • There are 248,000 people in Nebraska without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 225,000 people in Nebraska that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 57,000 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
Alliance91.8%14 providers
Ashland71.4%15 providers
Auburn80.8%13 providers
Aurora2.0%13 providers
Beatrice90.0%9 providers
Bellevue96.3%14 providers
Bennington92.8%16 providers
Blair52.0%10 providers
Broken Bow26.8%11 providers
Central City73.9%14 providers
Chadron25.2%11 providers
Columbus88.4%15 providers
Cozad75.5%13 providers
Crete87.0%13 providers
David City77.6%12 providers
Elkhorn96.7%13 providers
Fairbury78.5%10 providers
Falls City100.0%9 providers
Fremont95.3%17 providers
Gering91.2%11 providers
Gothenburg84.5%15 providers
Grand Island97.6%22 providers
Gretna94.8%18 providers
Hastings96.3%14 providers
Holdrege90.5%14 providers
Kearney95.9%17 providers
La Vista95.2%15 providers
Lexington89.1%16 providers
Lincoln99.0%21 providers
Mc Cook61.4%15 providers
Minden89.2%15 providers
Nebraska City85.4%12 providers
Norfolk91.2%12 providers
North Platte97.8%18 providers
Ogallala94.2%16 providers
Omaha98.7%22 providers
Oneill84.2%12 providers
Papillion98.1%14 providers
Plattsmouth83.8%12 providers
Schuyler31.0%13 providers
Scottsbluff96.5%12 providers
Seward87.1%16 providers
Sidney90.0%15 providers
South Sioux City95.2%11 providers
Valentine69.5%13 providers
Wahoo82.7%13 providers
Waverly87.1%16 providers
Wayne86.7%11 providers
West Point71.0%17 providers
York89.6%13 providers
Last Updated on 11/13/2018.

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