Internet Providers in Columbus, NE

Residential Internet Statistics for Columbus, NE
Internet Service Providers: 9
Plans Start From: $25
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Columbus, Nebraska:

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  • 1. Spectrum
    80.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    80.3% Available
  • 2. Rise Broadband
    92.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    92.7% Available
  • 3. Frontier
    97.4% Available
    Call For Speed Availability: (855) 915-4111
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    97.4% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. Nextlink Internet
    99.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    99.4% Available
  • 7. 7. LTD
    58% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    58% Available
  • 8. 8. Vyve Broadband
    37.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *960 Mbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    37.4% Available
  • 9. 9. Great Plains
    12.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    12.5% Available
  • 10. 10. Wire Free Nebraska
    5.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *3
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    5.9% Available
  • 11. 11. Stealth Broadband
    3.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    3.8% Available
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Internet Access in Columbus, Nebraska

The service and availability information on BroadbandNow is calculated from FCC datasets. Then, we ensure the data is verified against privatized lit address databases. We've crunched 25,370 rows of governmental and privatized data about Internet availability within the Columbus area. The download average analysis is derived from public M-Labs speed test data. Note that speed test data is a rough indicator of local broadband performance. These averages are not neccessarily an exact representation of exact speeds customers can expect at houses around Columbus.

The average Columbus building will have 5 providers serving their address. Only 15.09 percent of the Columbus population are stuck with one choice for residential broadband service.

Considering network technologies installed around the Columbus area, the most prevalent hardwired Internet connection options are Cable (80.27 percent coverage) and Fixed Wireless (92.69 percent coverage). Television companies are the main source for cable Internet and Wifi service, since they can leverage their existing TV wires — which already connect to most homes — to connect customers to Internet service. Cable often makes sense for Columbus residents due to the strong mix of speed and value.

Viasat Internet is the most commonly available choice in Columbus. close to one hundred percent of the Columbus area can get Internet service from them. HughesNet is also a common option, serving near one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest package for Columbus is 25 Mbps.

While the main providers are Viasat and HughesNet, Frontier Communications is also in the area with service for 97 percent of census blocks and a top speed of 115 Mbps. Fixed wireless plans from brands like Nextlink Internet connect their subscribers to as much as 50 Mbps using direct wireless hardware. There are 7 providers in Columbus offering specialized enterprise-level services like T1 and MPLS. See the map to compare how many options are available on a granular level.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Columbus, Nebraska

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Great Plains Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 12.5%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 80.3%
Stealth Broadband 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 3.8%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
Vyve Broadband 960 Mbps Cable 8s 37.4%
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s 92.7%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Wire Free Nebraska 3.0 Mbps DSL 45m 30s 5.9%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL and Fiber -- 97.4%
4,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Columbus is the 136th most connected city in Nebraska ahead of North Bend, but behind Humphrey, Madison, David City, and Schuyler.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Platte County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Approximately 85% of Columbus residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Platte County, approximately 5,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Compare Columbus to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Columbus 96.9 Mbps 12 $0.55 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +484.8 Mbps ) 22 ( +10 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +75.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +9 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +102.8 Mbps ) 20 ( +8 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +105.3 Mbps ) 27 ( +15 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +99.6 Mbps ) 11 ( -1 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )