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Internet Providers in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
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Internet Access in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
Data here is based on the FCC's bi-annual provider territory reports. Our data also includes direct provider coverage reports and other privatized data to further validate that data down to the census block level. Pricing and plan information is hand-gathered manually by our data team. BroadbandNow has analyzed 309 broadband plans in Fort Calhoun. Speed averages are drawn from 2,930 speed test recordingsover the past 12 months.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the main Internet choices in Fort Calhoun.
Broadband competition available for the Fort Calhoun area is overall high. The majority of households have around 3-4 Internet providers to choose from. Access isn't spread out fairly, however. A notable 85.13 percent of residents are limited to one or zero options.
DSL providers deliver Internet service using telephone infrastructure, which is why it is typically sold through companies that bundle Internet access with phone service. DSL Internet is accessible by close to one hundred percent of addresses in Fort Calhoun. In spite of these issues, Fort Calhoun's average download rates are currently on top of the Nebraska average.
Aside from the Internet options detailed above, American Broadband provides a third option for coverage in 88 percent of the Fort Calhoun area. Wireless providers such as Future Technologies are worth considering, but the incumbent wired options usually offer a better value when it comes to performance.
- There are 13 internet providers in Fort Calhoun with 7 of those offering residential service
- Fort Calhoun is the 286th most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Missouri Valley, Blair, and Crescent, but behind Carter Lake and Bennington.
- The fastest zip code in Fort Calhoun for July 2021 is 68023. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
85.1% of consumers in Fort Calhoun2,000 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 Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||17.6%|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s||41.3%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|American Broadband||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||88.8%|
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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 Around Fort Calhoun
Data collected by our research team suggests that many of the common providers currently place a limit on streaming on home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since subscribers see caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming. Providers explain that they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the issue is streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB/hour.
Compare Fort Calhoun to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Fort Calhoun||147.2 Mbps||8||$0.57 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +387.2 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +1.6 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +13.4 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +22.3 Mbps )||23 ( +15 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +14.9 Mbps )||8||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|