Internet Providers in Central City, Nebraska

Most Popular Internet Providers in Central City, Nebraska:

Showing 1 to 9 Providers

  • 1. 1. CenturyLink
    93.7% Available
    93.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
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    940 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-940mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Tech installation fee of up to $125 may apply. Self-installation, if available at your location, may also be selected.
    • Price Range: $50 - $65
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 2. 2. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 3. 3. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Rise Broadband
    21.5% Available
    21.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    5 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-50mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $34.95 - $64.95
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. Hamilton.net
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    5 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 1-25mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Includes standard installation.
    • Price Range: $34.95 - $89.9
    • Contracts: 3 Months - 3 Months required
  • 6. 6. Viaero Wireless
    92.2% Available
    92.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    15 Mbps
    Download
  • 7. 7. Vyve Broadband
    80.9% Available
    80.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    960 Mbps
    Download
    25 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 105-960mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $99.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 8. 8. Vyve Broadband
    47.8% Available
    47.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    3 Mbps
    Download
  • 9. 9. NNTC
    2.1% Available
    2.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
  • 1. 1. U.S. Cellular
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
    Download
    0.2 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-0.768mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $160
  • 2. 2. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. Viaero Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    6 Mbps
    Download
    1.5 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-6mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $5 - $45
  • 4. 4. AT&T Wireless
    35.4% Available
    35.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    3 Mbps
    Download
    1.5 Mbps
    Upload
    View AT&T Wireless Details
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-3mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75

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Internet Access in Central City, Nebraska

Information below is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual provider territory reports. We also use direct provider reports and other privatized data to further validate and enhance the data down to the census block or lit address level. Pricing and plan information is hand-gathered manually through our data analysis team. To date, we've analyzed 287 Internet plans in the area around Central City since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 485 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

CenturyLink is also a common broadband choice in Central City. They offer DSL and Fiber service available to 93 percent of Central City. Hamilton.net is another alternative wireless service worth taking note of to near one hundred percent of the local area, although it needs roof access and proximity to a Hamilton.net tower or access point.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Central City's most widely available wired broadband options.

Competition between broadband providers in Central City is overall high. The average address has at least 5-6 Internet service providers to choose from. Access isn't spread out fairly. A surprising 5.13 percent of households in the area are still limited to one option.

To summarize, Central City's Internet infrastructure conforms with a similar pattern to other US cities: widespread coverage of cable and DSL, except that most residences are limited to one option for either type of Internet service. The cable/DSL pattern has a simple cause. Broadband Internet outfits were started pre-Internet as television and landline telephone corporations. So, they use legacy networks for delivering their Internet services.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Central City, Nebraska

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 93.7%
Vyve Broadband 960 Mbps Cable 8s 80.9%
Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s 2.1%
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s 21.5%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Central City

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Central City is the 158th most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Aurora, Saint Paul, and Fullerton, but behind York and Grand Island.

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

Approximately 400 people in Merrick 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: 14% of people living in Central City 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 95% of Central City 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 Merrick 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 Central City

Data collected by our research team shows that many of the common providers in Central City place a limit on data use on residential Internet packages. Data caps are disliked since customers view caps as a strategy for limiting streaming. Providers explain data caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the issue is streaming services, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Compare Central City to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Central City 58.3 Mbps 10 $0.13 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +476.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +7 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +90.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +7 ) $0.16 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +102.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +111.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +13 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +103.8 Mbps ) 8 ( -2 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )