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Internet Providers in Crete, Nebraska
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Internet Access in Crete, Nebraska
As it stands, there are 11 Internet service providers (ISPs) in the Crete area marketing home service, and a total of 17 including specialized smb, enterprise, and mobile providers such as Rise Broadband. (Some may be "doubles", since many providers sell residential service and enterprise service separately.)
So far as availability, the average household in Crete will have 5-6 companies at their address. Only 7.49 percent of Crete residents have one or fewer options for Internet.
The data listed here comes via FCC coverage reports, and is enhanced using privatized data sources to provide more useful results than is available from government websites. Information about pricing and speed of current Internet plans is sourced by our research team, who collect tens of thousands of data points annually.
Viasat Internet offers the widest availability in Crete. The company is available to near one hundred percent of Crete addresses. HughesNet is the most common second choice, providing virtually one hundred percent of residents with Satellite service. The fastest plan we've seen for HughesNet in Crete is 25 Mbps.
To summarize, Crete's broadband infrastructure follows a pattern seen in many US towns and cities: strong coverage of cable and DSL, but limited choice since most houses are limited to only one provider for setting up either service. This pattern has a simple reason. Broadband Internet service providers were started pre-Internet as cable television and landline phone companies. So, they use these pre-existing copper wired networks on utility poles to deliver their broadband Internet bundles. Fiber service has been slowly expanding as a third option. While not all "Fiber" plans are true "Fiber to the Home" (FTTH) connections, 52.82 percent of the area has coverage by fiber reaching at least as far as the block.
Internet Statistics 2021
7.5% of consumers in Crete600 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 Crete, Nebraska
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Windstream||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||93.9%|
|Allo Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||3.6%|
|Rise Broadband||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||9.8%|
|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.
Internet Service for Educational Purposes in Crete
Economic development studies routinely highlight a large correlation between internet service availability and improved schooling. Broadband access is essentially a requirement as colleges such as Doane College-Crete migrate to web-based systems to distribute out-of-class work. Looking at 295 speed tests reported in the past annum at addresses within 2 miles of Doane College-Crete campus, performance averages are close to 86.42 Mbps — considerably higher than the minimum speeds needed for streaming video and interfacing with hosted or communication platforms.
Data Caps Around Crete
Data from our research team suggests that common providers in the area currently use data caps for their home broadband plans. Data caps are controversial because subscribers view caps as a tactic for limiting streaming, while providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: over-the-top streaming services, which can consume 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Crete to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Crete||86.4 Mbps||12||$0.62 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +448 Mbps )||17 ( +5 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +62.4 Mbps )||17 ( +5 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +74.2 Mbps )||15 ( +3 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +83.1 Mbps )||23 ( +11 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +75.7 Mbps )||8 ( -4 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|