Internet Service Providers in Atkinson, Nebraska

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Residential Internet Statistics for Atkinson, NE
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 64.66 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 100 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 86.08%

Internet Access in Atkinson, Nebraska

Atkinson currently features two widespread wired Internet providers: Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider, with speeds as high as 35 Mbps and coverage for close to one hundred percent of the population. HughesNet sells Satellite, with coverage for close to one hundred percent of the area and advertise download speeds up to 25 Mbps.

Since FCC data is tallied up biannually and only published six months later, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies.

Rise Broadband is another commonly available broadband choice in Atkinson. They offer Fixed Wireless connections available to 85 percent of the area. Viaero Wireless is another alternative wireless service to 90 percent of the local area, although it needs roof access or line of site with a Viaero Wireless tower or access point.

The majority of Atkinson households have 2-3 Internet providers with the ability to provide availability for that building. Competition is good. It tends to improve pricing and service reliability. This competition isn't distributed evenly, however — as a surprising 87.03 of the local population still has only one or fewer options for true broadband Internet access.

Overall, Fixed Wireless and DSL are the most widespread types of Internet service in the Atkinson area. The map and user speed test data below show how the actual speed results differ between neighborhoods and Internet providers in the area.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Atkinson, Nebraska

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Rise Broadband 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 21s
Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
CenturyLink 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
K & M Telephone Company 25 Mbps Fiber 5m 27s
Fort Randall Cable Systems 8 Mbps Cable 17m 4s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Atkinson, Nebraska

  • Rise Broadband - 85.7% Availability in Atkinson - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 79.9% Availability in Atkinson - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • Fort Randall Cable Systems - 13.0% Availability in Atkinson - Speeds up to 8 Mbps
  • K & M Telephone Company - 1.7% Availability in Atkinson - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • NNTC - 1.3% Availability in Atkinson - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Atkinson - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Atkinson - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Atkinson

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Atkinson is the 141st most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Lake Andes, Burwell, and Wagner, but behind Ainsworth and Oneill.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 1,000 people in Holt County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

In Holt County, approximately 6,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Caps in Atkinson

Many Internet service providers have added data limits to their home WiFi and Internet plans recently. Some Internet service providers in Atkinson — CenturyLink included — have data caps according to our latest data. Data caps in general fall under a wide range, and run anywhere from 250 Gigabytes to a Terabyte. Data limits are usually very high, so they won't affect the majority of subscribers. CenturyLink users in Atkinson should verify data caps when purchasing service, and not assume them based on statements online.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Atkinson

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Viaero Wireless Fixed Wireless 90.8%+ 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 85.7%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 79.9%+ 60 Mbps
WARP Fixed Wireless 38.2%+ 26 Mbps
Fort Randall Cable Systems Cable 13.0%+ 8 Mbps
K & M Telephone Company Fiber 1.7%+ 25 Mbps
Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company Fiber 1.3%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Fort Randall Telephone Company Cable 2.1%+ 8 Mbps
Great Plains Communications Fiber 0.7%+ -- Mbps

Compare Atkinson to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Atkinson 64.7 Mbps 9 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +284.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +42.4 Mbps ) 18 ( +9 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +35 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +47 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +50.6 Mbps ) 9 $0.26 ( $0.00 )