Internet Providers in Bennet, NE

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Residential Internet Statistics for Bennet, NE
Internet Providers: 12
Internet Plans: 12
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $44.07

Internet Access in Bennet, Nebraska

Consumers will find 18 Internet service providers (ISPs) in Bennet. 5 of these are mobile providers, and 12 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.

DSL Internet providers connect customers to broadband service using pre-existing telephone wires. This is why DSL often comes through companies that historically offered telephone plans. DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) network technology is serviceable to 97.86 percent of area addresses. copper DSL lines have limited bandwidth when compared to fiber/cable infrastructure, which results in low download and upload speeds. This is one of the reasons average download speeds within Bennet perform below the state average, coming in at 15.84 Mbps, as opposed to the 97.27 Mbps average speed in Nebraska as a whole.

Competition between broadband providers in Bennet is high, with the average household having 5-6 Internet providers available in their area. This choice isn't distributed fairly. A surprising 25.35 percent of households in the area are limited to one option.

Keep in mind, since FCC coverage data is collected biannually and only published six or more months after filing, availability shown here may not be complete.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Bennet as measured by coverage. As the interactive maps below illustrate, the more common ISPs frequently cover the same addresses around Bennet.

  • There are 16 internet providers in Bennet with 12 of those offering residential service
  • Bennet is the 75th most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Waverly, Eagle, and Firth, but behind Lincoln and Hickman.
  • The fastest zip code in Bennet for April 2021 is 68317. (see all below).

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 Bennet, Nebraska

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Zito Media 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Windstream 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Allo Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s
Windstream 100 Mbps Cable 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Bennet, Nebraska

  • Windstream - DSL - 98.7% Availability in Bennet - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - Fixed Wireless - 73.1% Availability in Bennet - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Windstream - Cable - 52.1% Availability in Bennet - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Zito Media - Cable - 35.2% Availability in Bennet - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Windstream - Fiber - 6.2% Availability in Bennet - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Allo - Fiber - 1.3% Availability in Bennet - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Bennet - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Bennet - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Bennet

Bennet Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Bennet is the 75th most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Waverly, Eagle, and Firth, but behind Lincoln and Hickman.

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

Approximately 600 people in Lancaster 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: 7% of people living in Bennet 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 75% of Bennet 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.

As of this month, 68317 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Bennet.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Lancaster County, approximately 2,000 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 Bennet

Data from our market research team suggests that top ISPs in Bennet currently place some sort of limit on streaming for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are disliked since subscribers see them as a strategy for limiting video streaming. Providers insist data caps are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Bennet

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Windstream DSL 98.7%+ 200 Mbps
Future Technologies Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Diode Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
Affordable Internet Solutions Fixed Wireless 99.9%+ 100 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 73.1%+ 50 Mbps
Windstream Cable 52.1%+ 100 Mbps
Zito Media Cable 35.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
SpectrAir Fixed Wireless 7.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 6.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Allo Communications Fiber 1.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Unite Private Networks Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Allo Communications Fiber 2.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 0.0%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Bennet to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Bennet 15.8 Mbps 12 $0.74 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +399.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +3 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +103.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +5 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +100.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +3 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +111.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +111.8 Mbps ) 8 ( -4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )