Internet Providers in Firth, Nebraska

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Residential Internet Statistics for Firth, NE
Wired Internet Providers: 1
Average Speed Test Result: 29.48 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 18.11%

Internet Access in Firth, Nebraska

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the most coverage in Firth. HughesNet is also widely available.

Rise Broadband is another commonly available broadband choice for Firth, offering mainly Fixed Wireless connections in 96 percent of the area. Diode Communications offers an alternative wireless service to near one hundred percent of the local area. Keep in mind that fixed wireless requires roof access or line of site with a Diode Communications access point.

Broadband competition in Firth is strong. The average home has about 3-4 Internet service providers available in their area. This choice isn't distributed evenly. A notable 80.5 percent of addresses in the area still have only one or zero options.

Wireless technologies such as satellite suffer from several notable issues, making them far from ideal for broadband access. Limited data use ("data caps") present the biggest problem.

The broadband access insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from a mix of governmental data and private data we collect from telecoms, or via private third parties. Statistics about speed and performance data is sourced primarily via M-Labs. The BroadbandNow market research team has manually sourced package pricing and plan details on 238 broadband offerings for Firth as of 2021.

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 Firth, Nebraska

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Allo Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Firth, Nebraska

  • Rise Broadband - 96.9% Availability in Firth - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Allo - 8.7% Availability in Firth - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Firth - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Firth - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Firth

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Firth is the 283rd most connected city in Nebraska behind Lincoln, Crete, Hickman, Beatrice, and Wilber.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Lancaster 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: 20% of people living in Firth 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 Lancaster County, approximately 7,000 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 in Firth

Data from our researchers suggests that top providers in Firth currently place a limit on data use for their residential broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue since customers view them as a tactic to discourage video streaming, while providers explain that they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. In either case, the issue is the same: over-the-top streaming, which easily consumes anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Firth

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Diode Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
Future Technologies Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 96.9%+ 50 Mbps
Allo Communications Fiber 8.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Unite Private Networks Fiber 14.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Allo Communications Fiber 10.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 2.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
NebraskaLink Fiber 1.2%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Firth to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Firth 29.5 Mbps 8 $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +319.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +77.6 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +70.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +82.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +85.8 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )