Internet Providers in Dakota City, NE

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Residential Internet Statistics for Dakota City, NE
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $68.57

Internet Access in Dakota City, Nebraska

Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Dakota City. HughesNet is also a common option.

CenturyLink and Sparklight (formerly Cable One) also have coverage in Dakota City, with significant overlap in some streets.

The plans shown here are collected manually by our data science division.

Cable and DSL are the two dominant broadband network options in the Dakota City metro area, frequently overlapping and generally competing on service quality. Coaxial cable speed is usually better. That said, big-picture metrics found with either Internet technology type are similar.

Initialize the interactive map shown below to explore broadband options on a street level. As illustrated, while most addresses have 3-4 choices, some areas can be less well-served and might only have one company in their area. As of 2021, a notable 26.09 percent of residents are limited to one or fewer Internet options.

Internet Statistics 2021

600 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 Dakota City, Nebraska

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Dakota City, Nebraska

  • CenturyLink - DSL - 79.2% Availability in Dakota City - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Sparklight - Cable - 73.8% Availability in Dakota City - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit - Fiber - 23.3% Availability in Dakota City - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • NNTC - Fiber - 7.2% Availability in Dakota City - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Dakota City - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Dakota City - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Dakota City

Dakota City Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Dakota City is the 200th most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Sergeant Bluff and Lawton, but behind South Sioux City, North Sioux City, and Sioux City.

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

Approximately 700 people in Dakota 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: 30% of people living in Dakota City 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.

Approximately 74% of Dakota City residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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

In Dakota County, approximately 2,000 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 Video Streaming Around Dakota City

Data collected by our market research team shows that many of the popular ISPs in Dakota City currently use data caps for their residential broadband packages. Data caps are a public issue because consumers view them as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting". Providers maintain that caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. In either case, the issue is streaming video, which easily eats up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Dakota City

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL 79.2%+ 100 Mbps
FiberComm Fixed Wireless 100% 10 Mbps
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) Cable 73.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 65.3%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit Fiber 23.3%+ 940 Mbps
Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company Fiber 7.2%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 6.2%+ 40 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 0.0%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Dakota City to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Dakota City 2.5 Mbps 8 $0.77 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +412.9 Mbps ) 16 ( +8 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +116.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +113.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +124.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +125.1 Mbps ) 8 $0.37 ( $0.00 )