Internet Providers in Battle Creek, Nebraska

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Residential Internet Statistics for Battle Creek, NE
Wired Internet Providers: 5
Average Speed Test Result: 5.42 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 23.24%

Internet Access in Battle Creek, Nebraska

Battle Creek features only two major Internet service choices to grapple with — coaxial cable (74.76% coverage) and DSL (90.46% availability). Cable Internet is delivered from traditional cable TV corporations using their pre-existing coaxial television cables on utility poles. DSL is delivered over phone wires. Most Battle Creek neighborhoods and addresses can subscribe to both cable service and/or DSL from two alternating Internet companies.

Rise Broadband as well as Frontier Communications also offer Internet service in Battle Creek, often competing for the same customers.

The packages displayed on this page are manually gathered by our research team. The 50 Internet packages shown are the most current out of 267 broadband packages we've aggregated in Battle Creek to date.

Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As you might expect, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Battle Creek.

Click into the map below for more insights on broadband market competition at the granular census block level. Although the majority of census blocks have 4 options for service, others are less well-served and may only have one company in the area.

  • There are 15 internet providers in Battle Creek with 11 of those offering residential service
  • Battle Creek is the 360th most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Stanton and Pierce, but behind Norfolk, Madison, and Humphrey.

Internet Statistics 2021

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

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Battle Creek, Nebraska

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Stealth Broadband 200 Mbps Fiber 40s
CenturyLink 40 Mbps DSL 3m 24s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s
American Broadband 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Battle Creek, Nebraska

  • Rise Broadband - 98.6% Availability in Battle Creek - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Frontier - 89.0% Availability in Battle Creek - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Sparklight - 74.8% Availability in Battle Creek - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Stealth Broadband - 11.3% Availability in Battle Creek - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • American Broadband - 2.0% Availability in Battle Creek - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 1.4% Availability in Battle Creek - Speeds up to 40 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Battle Creek - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Battle Creek - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Battle Creek

Battle Creek Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Battle Creek is the 360th most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Stanton and Pierce, but behind Norfolk, Madison, and Humphrey.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Madison 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.

Fiber Availability: 11% of people living in Battle Creek have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 74% of Battle Creek residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Madison County, approximately 3,000 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 and Cord Cutting in Battle Creek

Data from our researchers suggests that popular providers place a limit on data use on home Internet connections. Data caps are disliked since subscribers see caps as a tactic for limiting streaming services. Providers maintain data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which can use one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Battle Creek

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 98.6%+ 50 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 89.0%+ 115 Mbps
Stealth Broadband Fiber and Fixed Wireless 70.6%+ 200 Mbps
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) Cable 74.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viaero Wireless Fixed Wireless 59.1%+ 25 Mbps
American Broadband DSL 2.0%+ 50 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 1.4%+ 40 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% 115 Mbps
Stealth Broadband Fixed Wireless and Fiber 30.9%+ 200 Mbps
Great Plains Communications Fiber 10.4%+ -- Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 6.9%+ 40 Mbps

Compare Battle Creek to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Battle Creek 5.4 Mbps 11 $0.44 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +343.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +101.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +7 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +94.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +106.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +10 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +109.9 Mbps ) 9 ( -2 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )