Internet Service Providers in Bloomfield, Nebraska

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Residential Internet Statistics for Bloomfield, NE
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 11.2 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 100 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 41.19%

Internet Access in Bloomfield, Nebraska

Bloomfield residences have an average of 2.52 ISPs available. This is a normal level of competition, seeing as the majority of Internet providers have their roots as cable television and phone providers. Most addresses are wired for both of these services.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are Bloomfield's most common wired Internet choices.

DSL Internet providers deliver broadband services using phone infrastructure, which is why DSL is marketed through telecommunication companies that bundle Internet access with telephone service. DSL (standing for Digital Subscriber Line) network technology is serviceable to 80.91 percent of the local population. The twisted copper wires that deliver DSL don't offer the same bandwidth as fiber/cable networks, resulting in lower overall speeds. This is part of the reason average speed tests in Bloomfield perform lower than the state average, clocking in at 11.2 Mbps, as opposed to the 88.94 Mbps average speed seen in Nebraska overall.

We should note here that since FCC data is only collected twice a year and only made public six months after that, availability shown here may not be complete. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help reduce this lag.

While the main providers are Viasat and HughesNet, Great Plains Communications also serves the area with coverage in 80 percent of addresses and a maximum speed of 50 Mbps. Fixed wireless plans from brands such as Nextlink Internet connect their subscribers to as much as 50 Mbps via wireless hardware. Explore the interactive map below to compare broadband coverage on a granular level, or check our speed data to compare how Viasat compares to other Bloomfield options in real-world speed tests.

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 Bloomfield, Nebraska

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Great Plains Communications 100 Mbps DSL and Fiber 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Bloomfield, Nebraska

  • Great Plains - 80.9% Availability in Bloomfield - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Bloomfield - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Bloomfield - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Bloomfield

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Bloomfield is the 440th most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Plainview, Crofton, and Springfield, but behind Creighton and Hartington.

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 Knox 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 Knox 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Bloomfield

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Great Plains Communications DSL and Fiber 80.9%+ 100 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 80.9%+ 100 Mbps
Viaero Wireless Fixed Wireless 75.4%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Great Plains Communications DSL 100% 100 Mbps

Compare Bloomfield to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Bloomfield 11.2 Mbps 6 $3.21 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +337.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +95.9 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +88.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +100.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +104.1 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )