Internet Providers in Elm Creek, Nebraska

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Residential Internet Statistics for Elm Creek, NE
Wired Internet Providers: 5
Average Speed Test Result: 20.79 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 43.36%

Internet Access in Elm Creek, Nebraska

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the strongest coverage footprint in Elm Creek. HughesNet is also widely available.

KDSI Internet Services provides an alternative. They offer 98 percent local coverage and a top speed of 6 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't actually the only option for Internet access in Elm Creek. fixed wireless providers such as ATC Communications can achieve 25 Mbps via wireless links. There are 3 companies within Elm Creek offering enterprise and business/smb services like point-to-point connectivity or custom fiber loops. We list every provider with business plans advertised on their website, although some sell both home and business-class broadband.

When we're looking at network tech available the city, the most common wired Internet tech options are DSL (98.64 percent coverage) and Cable (54.56 percent coverage). Cable is marketed by traditional cable TV corporations, using existing coaxial cable networks. Cable often makes sense for Elm Creek residents because of the strong speeds in an attainable price range. Phone providers usually offer DSL Internet service, since DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," transmits digital information over phone wires. DSL is outperformed by all wired broadband infrastructures except dial-up.

The information listed here is sourced from FCC filings, and is cross-validated with private data sources and direct provider reporting to provide more accurate listings than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Data about pricing and speeds of listed broadband plans is generated by manually collecting thousands of plans annually. We've catalogued 380 Elm Creek Internet plans from 2014–present. There are 36 Internet or bundled deals currently available.

Initialize the interactive map shown below for more insights on Internet service competition at a census block level. Although the majority of addresses have 5-6 options, some areas are less connected or may only have one company available. Even in 2021, a notable 10.13 percent of local residents are in exactly this situation.

Internet Statistics 2021

100 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 Elm Creek, Nebraska

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Glenwood Telephone 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
CenturyLink 40 Mbps DSL 3m 24s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
ATC Communications 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s
KDSI Internet Services 6 Mbps DSL 22m 45s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Elm Creek, Nebraska

  • KDSI Internet Services - 98.6% Availability in Elm Creek - Speeds up to 6 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - 90.6% Availability in Elm Creek - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 86.3% Availability in Elm Creek - Speeds up to 40 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 54.6% Availability in Elm Creek - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • ATC - 3.1% Availability in Elm Creek - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Glenwood Telephone - 2.2% Availability in Elm Creek - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Elm Creek - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Elm Creek - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Elm Creek

Elm Creek Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Elm Creek is the 146th most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Elwood, but behind Holdrege, Lexington, Minden, and Kearney.

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 Buffalo 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.

Approximately 90% of Elm Creek 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 Buffalo County, approximately 5,000 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 in Elm Creek

Data from our research team shows that some of the common providers in Elm Creek use data caps on home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because consumers see caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers maintain that data caps are a necessary tool for managing network traffic. Either way, the culprit is streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Elm Creek

Provider Type Coverage Speed
ATC Communications DSL and Fixed Wireless 99.8%+ 25 Mbps
KDSI Internet Services DSL 98.6%+ 6 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 90.6%+ 50 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 86.3%+ 40 Mbps
Viaero Wireless Fixed Wireless 80.5%+ 25 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 54.6%+ 940 Mbps
Glenwood Telephone Fiber 2.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 100% 40 Mbps
Glenwood Telephone Fiber 20.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
NebraskaLink Fiber 27.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 3.7%+ 940 Mbps

Compare Elm Creek to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Elm Creek 20.8 Mbps 10 $0.28 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +328.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +86.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +8 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +78.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +90.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +11 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +94.5 Mbps ) 9 ( -1 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )