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Internet Providers in Elkhorn, Nebraska
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Internet Access in Elkhorn, Nebraska
Elkhorn features a total of 7 broadband providers marketing residential connections. Including business Internet, there are 16 serviceable providers overall, such as CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit and Unite Private Networks. (Some might be "double entries", since many companies advertise residential and business service under separate branches.)
Viasat Internet is the most widely available provider for Elkhorn residents. close to one hundred percent of Elkhorn census blocks can get access to them. HughesNet is also a common choice in the area, with coverage in practically one hundred percent of Elkhorn with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest plan we've found for HughesNet in Elkhorn is 25 megabits per second.
Taking a look at network technology with significant infrastructure built the city, the most prevalent wired broadband technology varieties are DSL and Fiber and Cable, with 97.24% and 95.09% respectively. Cable connections are sold by former cable TV companies, using their preexisting coaxial cable networks.  Cable can often make sense for Elkhorn residents due to the strong mix of speed and value.
The information listed here is sourced from FCC reports. Then, it is enhanced through private databases and direct provider reporting to create more detailed listings than is available from the FCC directly. Speeds and pricing data is generated by manually collecting thousands of plans annually.
Click into the interactive map below for more insights on Internet service competition at the granular street level. Although most addresses have about 4-5 choices, some areas can be less connected or may be limited to one. As of 2021, a notable 5.91 percent of households are stuck with one or fewer Internet providers.
Internet Statistics 2021
5.9% of consumers in Elkhorn900 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 Elkhorn, Nebraska
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Cox Communications||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||95.1%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||97.2%|
|Rise Broadband||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||90.7%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||78.9%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Elkhorn
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.
Data Caps in Elkhorn
Data from our researchers shows that popular ISPs in the area currently place some sort of limit on data use on residential Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue because consumers view caps as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting". Providers insist that caps are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: over-the-top streaming, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hour.
Compare Elkhorn to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Elkhorn||144.4 Mbps||8||$0.53 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +401.2 Mbps )||19 ( +11 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +16.9 Mbps )||18 ( +10 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +36.5 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +42.2 Mbps )||24 ( +16 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +34.7 Mbps )||9 ( +1 )||$0.39 ( $0.00 )|