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Internet Providers in Bridgeport, Nebraska
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Internet Access in Bridgeport, Nebraska
Currently, there are 10 broadband providers in Bridgeport marketing home service, and a total of 13 including smb, enterprise, and mobile providers like NebraskaLink. (Note that some may be "doubles", since many companies sell residential service and business services separately.)
Taking a look at network tech offered in the city, the most widespread physical wire broadband Internet technology options are DSL (75.95 percent coverage) and Cable (64.27 percent coverage). TV corporations are usually the source for cable Internet service, seeing as they can re-purpose their pre-existing TV wires — which already connect to most homes — to connect subscribers to Internet service. Cable often makes sense for local residents due to the strong speeds in an attainable price range. DSL Internet service is delivered via phone lines on utility poles, and is sold by providers like CenturyLink that own phone lines. DSL is the slowest of all major broadband options except dial-up.
The average home in Bridgeport has 5 companies at their location, or exactly 5 ISPs in each census block. Only 34.75 percent of Bridgeport residents are limited to one or fewer options for home Internet service.
Viasat Internet offers the largest coverage area in Bridgeport. The company is available to close to one hundred percent of Bridgeport. HughesNet is the most likely second option, with coverage in close to one hundred percent of residents with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan for Bridgeport is 25 megabits per second.
Internet availability stats here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from government data and privatized datasets we source directly from telecom industry sources. Averaged statistics about speed and performance data is sourced via M-Labs. Our market researchers have hand-collected price and service data for 244 Internet plans and bundles in the Bridgeport market to date.
Internet Statistics 2022
34.8% of consumers in Bridgeport800 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 Bridgeport, Nebraska
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Allo Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||62.1%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||76.0%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Dalton Telephone||1,000 Mbps||DSL||8s||2.0%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Bridgeport
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 Bridgeport
Data from our market researchers suggests that common providers currently place some sort of limit on streaming on residential Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since subscribers see them as a tactic for limiting video streaming, while providers maintain data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the issue is video streaming, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Bridgeport to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Bridgeport||14 Mbps||10||$0.51 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +531.6 Mbps )||21 ( +11 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +147.3 Mbps )||20 ( +10 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +166.9 Mbps )||19 ( +9 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +172.6 Mbps )||26 ( +16 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +165.1 Mbps )||10||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|