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Internet Providers in Central City, Nebraska
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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
5.1% of consumers in Central City200 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 Providers in Nearby Cities
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 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 )|