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Internet Providers in Central City, Nebraska

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Residential Internet Statistics for Central City, NE
Wired Internet Providers 4
Average Speed Test Result 27.54 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 105 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 25.21%

All Residential Internet Providers in Central City, Nebraska

1. CenturyLink - 93.0% Available in Central City
DSL Internet

Speeds up to:

100mbps

Pricing starts at:

$49 per month

Plans:

2

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(855) 913-4257
2. Viasat - 100.0% Available in Central City
Satellite Internet

Speeds up to:

35mbps

Pricing starts at:

$50 per month

Plans:

4

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(844) 912-2812
3. HughesNet - 100.0% Available in Central City
Satellite Internet

Speeds up to:

25mbps

Pricing starts at:

$49.99 per month

Plans:

4

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(844) 902-3107
4. KDSI Internet Services - 98.6% Available in Central City
DSL Internet

Speeds up to:

6mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

0

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(888) 382-5670
5. Eagle - 67.9% Available in Central City
Cable Internet

Speeds up to:

105mbps

Pricing starts at:

$25 per month

Plans:

2

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(877) 613-2453
6. NNTC - 2.1% Available in Central City
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

50mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

0

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(888) 397-4321
7. Hamilton.net - 100.0% Available in Central City
Fixed Wireless Internet

Speeds up to:

25mbps

Pricing starts at:

$34.95 per month

Plans:

5

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(877) 426-5638
8. Viaero Wireless - 92.2% Available in Central City
Fixed Wireless Internet

Speeds up to:

25mbps

Pricing starts at:

$35 per month

Plans:

4

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(877) 484-2376

Business Internet Providers in Central City

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1. CenturyLink Business - 100.0% Available in Central City
DSL Internet

Speeds up to:

100mbps

Pricing starts at:

$44.99 per month

Plans:

2

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(844) 908-2560
1. CenturyLink Business - 0.1% Available in Central City
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

1,000mbps

Pricing starts at:

$84.99 per month

Plans:

4

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(844) 908-2560

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Enterprise Providers

1. Great Plains - 15.3% Available in Central City
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

N/A

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

3

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(855) 853-1483
2. Eagle - 4.7% Available in Central City
Cable Internet

Speeds up to:

50mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

2

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(877) 613-2453
2. CenturyLink Business - 0.1% Available in Central City
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

1,000mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

4

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(844) 908-2560

2 business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Central City. Show all providers

Mobile Internet Providers in Central City

1. U.S. Cellular - 100.0% Available in Central City
Mobile Broadband Internet

Speeds up to:

0.768mbps

Pricing starts at:

$40 per month

Plans:

2

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(888) 944-9400
2. Verizon Wireless - 100.0% Available in Central City
Mobile Broadband Internet

Speeds up to:

10mbps

Pricing starts at:

$60 per month

Plans:

4

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(800) 922-0204
3. Viaero Wireless - 100.0% Available in Central City
Mobile Broadband Internet

Speeds up to:

6mbps

Pricing starts at:

$5 per month

Plans:

5

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(877) 484-2376
4. AT&T Wireless - 35.4% Available in Central City
Mobile Broadband Internet

Speeds up to:

3.0mbps

Pricing starts at:

$50 per month

Plans:

2

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(844) 898-5296

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 206 Internet plans in the area around Central City since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 1,923 records as of 2020. 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.

KDSI Internet Services is also a common broadband choice in Central City. They offer DSL service available to 98 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 (formerly Exede) 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 4-5 Internet service providers to choose from. Access isn't spread out fairly. A surprising 5.59 percent of households in the area are still limited to one option.

DSL is the main kind of Internet with coverage around Central City that residents should consider. The lack of wired Internet service in Central City is largely to blame for the low download speed averages, which clock in 47.88% below the Nebraska average. In spite of these issues, 27.54 Mbps can handle most intensive uses such as YouTube. Plans with data caps from the bigger providers around Central City create more issues for streaming video than speeds alone.

5.6% of consumers in Central City

200 People

Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Central City, Nebraska

Provider Speed Type Time to Download 1 GB
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Eagle Communications 105 Mbps Cable 1m 18s
Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company 50 Mbps Fiber 2m 43s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
KDSI Internet Services 6 Mbps DSL 22m 45s

Summary Of Internet Provider Availability In Central City, Nebraska

  • KDSI Internet Services - 98.6% Availability in Central City - Speeds up to 6 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 93.0% Availability in Central City - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Eagle - 67.9% Availability in Central City - Speeds up to 105 Mbps
  • NNTC - 2.1% Availability in Central City - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Central City - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Central City - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Central City

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Download Speeds in Central City

Central City is the 267th most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Fullerton, but behind York, Grand Island, Saint Paul, and Aurora.

Approximately 400 people in Merrick County don't have access to any wired internet.

Approximately 94% of Central City residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

In Merrick County, approximately 3,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

Data Caps in Central City

Both of the incumbent broadband providers for Central City residents currently feature data limits on some Internet-only plans, although the amount of the data limit may change from package to package. Data caps are a public issue because customers view caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming. Providers insist that they are a necessary strategy for managing heavy network congestion. In either case, the problem is streaming video, which can consume 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Central City

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Hamilton.net Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
KDSI Internet Services DSL 98.6%+ 6 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 93.0%+ 100 Mbps
Viaero Wireless Fixed Wireless 92.2%+ 15 Mbps
Eagle Communications Cable 67.9%+ 50 Mbps
Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company Fiber 2.1%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Great Plains Communications Fiber 15.3%+ -- Mbps
Eagle Communications Cable 4.7%+ 50 Mbps

Compare Central City to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Central City 27.5 Mbps 8 $0.90
New York 243.8 Mbps (+216.3 Mbps) 16 (+8) $0.36 (-$0.54)
Los Angeles 92.6 Mbps (+65.0 Mbps) 19 (+11) $0.36 (-$0.54)
Chicago 84.3 Mbps (+56.8 Mbps) 16 (+8) $0.34 (-$0.56)
Houston 94.3 Mbps (+66.8 Mbps) 21 (+13) $0.31 (-$0.59)
Philadelphia 97.2 Mbps (+69.7 Mbps) 9 (+1) $0.39 (-$0.51)
Last Updated on 10/10/2020.