Internet Providers in Callaway, NE

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Residential Internet Statistics for Callaway, NE
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 1
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $57.95

Internet Access in Callaway, Nebraska

DSL service is the only wired network option that has widespread coverage within Callaway. As of the latest data, it's available to approximately 65.63 percent of residents. DSL service is delivered bytraditional landline telephone wires on utility poles. This is the reason it comes from traditional phone companies like Great Plains Communications.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most common Internet choices in Callaway.

We should note here that since FCC data is currently collected twice a year and only published 6+ months after filing, providers listed in the results may not reflect the latest network expansions. Our process incorporates coverage data directly from some providers to help reduce the lag.

Being trapped with one provider isn't a problem for Callaway residents, seeing as there aren't any true broadband Internet providers. (At least, that meets a 25 Mbps and 3 Mbps upload performance benchmark.)

Aside from the Internet options listed above, Great Plains Communications is another option to consider. They have wired broadband in 62 percent of the Callaway area. Wireless options like satellite and mobile are commonly advertised, but the wired options detailed above virtually always provide better pricing. As shown below, the vast majority of Callaway residents can get service from some form of wired Internet.

Internet Statistics 2021

900 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 Callaway, Nebraska

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Great Plains Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Great Plains Communications 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
KDSI Internet Services 6 Mbps DSL 22m 45s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Callaway, Nebraska

  • Great Plains - DSL - 63.0% Availability in Callaway - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Great Plains - Fiber - 7.9% Availability in Callaway - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • KDSI Internet Services - DSL - 2.4% Availability in Callaway - Speeds up to 6 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Callaway - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Callaway - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Callaway

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Callaway is the 284th most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Cozad, but behind Lexington, North Platte, Gothenburg, and Broken Bow.

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

Approximately 500 people in Custer 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: 8% of people living in Callaway 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.

In Custer 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 and Cord Cutting in Callaway

Data from our researchers suggests that some of the top ISPs in the area place a limit on data use on residential Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because users view caps as a strategy to limit "cord cutting". Providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the issue is the same: streaming video, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Callaway

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Great Plains Communications DSL 63.0%+ 50 Mbps
Great Plains Communications Fiber 7.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viaero Wireless Fixed Wireless 6.5%+ 25 Mbps
KDSI Internet Services DSL 2.4%+ 6 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Great Plains Communications Fiber 69.3%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Callaway to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
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New York 415.4 Mbps ( +401.2 Mbps ) 16 ( +16 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +104.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +17 ) $0.15 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +102 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +113.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +23 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +113.4 Mbps ) 8 ( +8 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )