Internet Providers in Crofton, Nebraska

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Residential Internet Statistics for Crofton, NE
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 9.32 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 100 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 51.88%

Internet Access in Crofton, Nebraska

Information here is calculated based on the FCC's bi-annual broadband coverage reporting. We leverage direct provider coverage reports and other private datasets to enhance the data down to the census block level. Plane and pricing data is aggregated manually by our data analysis team. Locally, we've found and verified 144 broadband plans in Crofton in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 562 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.

96.24 percent of residents (1,000 residents total) are limited to a single option for home broadband, or none.

Great Plains Communications is a common second choice to the primary providers. They offer a maximum speed of 50 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't actually the only way to get Internet for residents of Crofton. For example, fixed wireless outfits such as Nextlink Internet are able to reach 50 Mbps via wireless links. There are 2 providers in Crofton with enterprise and business products and services like SD-WAN. Our results include every provider with business plans online, but residential providers might offer business plans as well.

Taking a look now at network tech with significant infrastructure already built in Crofton, the most common wired broadband Internet technology varieties are DSL (72.90 percent coverage) and Satellite (close to one hundred percent coverage). Telephone companies usually offer DSL Internet, because DSL sends digital information over telephone lines. DSL is outperformed by all other major wired broadband technologies except dial-up.

According to the most recent FCC filings, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Crofton so far as coverage area. As the interactive maps below show, these companies frequently cover the same addresses in different blocks around Crofton.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Crofton, Nebraska

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Great Plains Communications 100 Mbps DSL and Fiber 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
CenturyLink 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Crofton, Nebraska

  • Great Plains - 72.9% Availability in Crofton - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 3.3% Availability in Crofton - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Crofton - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Crofton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Crofton

Crofton Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Crofton is the 501st most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Springfield, but behind Creighton, Yankton, Hartington, and Bloomfield.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Knox 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.

Fiber Availability: 6% of people living in Crofton have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

In Knox County, approximately 3,000 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 Caps in Crofton

Data collected by our researchers shows that popular providers in Crofton place a limit on streaming on home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because consumers view them as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting", while providers insist that data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network congestion. In either case, the issue is the same: streaming services, which can use anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Crofton

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Great Plains Communications DSL and Fiber 72.9%+ 100 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 7.2%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 3.3%+ 20 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Great Plains Communications DSL 100% 100 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 33.1%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 3.6%+ 40 Mbps

Compare Crofton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Crofton 9.3 Mbps 6 $1.62 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +339.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +97.8 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +90.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +102.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +106 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )