Internet Providers in Cortland, Nebraska

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Residential Internet Statistics for Cortland, NE
Average Speed Test Result: 5.9 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 0 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 42.87%

Internet Access in Cortland, Nebraska

There are currently an average of 2.92 Internet providers per census block in Cortland. Consequently, most households in the area will have a minimum of 2 options so far as Internet.

Since FCC data is only collected twice annually and only published 6+ months after filing, availability shown here may not be complete. Our process incorporates availability data directly from some ISPs to help reduce the delay.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) or HughesNet are the main Internet choices in Cortland.

Wireless technologies have a few big issues, making them less than optimal for Internet service. Data caps present the biggest problem.

Outside of the providers listed above, Rise Broadband provides a third option for wired broadband in 78 percent of the Cortland area. Wireless providers like Diode Communications are also worth considering, but the main wired options usually offer a stronger deal when it comes to speed.

  • There are 11 internet providers in Cortland with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Cortland is the 268th most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Firth, but behind Crete, Hickman, Beatrice, and Wilber.

Internet Statistics 2021

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

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Cortland, Nebraska

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Cortland, Nebraska

  • Rise Broadband - 78.4% Availability in Cortland - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Cortland - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Cortland - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Cortland

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Cortland is the 268th most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Firth, but behind Crete, Hickman, Beatrice, and Wilber.

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 Gage 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.

In Gage County, approximately 4,000 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 Cap Issues and Cord Cutting Around Cortland

Data collected by our researchers suggests that many of the top providers in the area place a limit on data use on residential Internet packages. Data caps are disliked because subscribers view caps as a strategy to stop video streaming. Providers insist that caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the problem is the same: streaming video, which easily uses 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Cortland

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Future Technologies Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Diode Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 78.4%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Unite Private Networks Fiber 59.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 0.1%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Cortland to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Cortland 5.9 Mbps 7 $3.60 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +343.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +101.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +93.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +105.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +109.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )