Internet Providers in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska

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Residential Internet Statistics for Fort Calhoun, NE
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 107.55 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 24.09%

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 238 broadband plans in Fort Calhoun. Speed averages are drawn from 2,194 speed test recordingsover the past 12 months.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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 Internet providers to choose from. Access isn't spread out fairly, however. A notable 86.91 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 96.49 percent of Fort Calhoun homes. Interestingly, in spite of the issues facing DSL networking, Fort Calhoun's average speeds are currently above the state average by 17.30 percent. This stat comes from speed test data.

Aside from the Internet options detailed above, American Broadband provides a third option for coverage in 85 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 8 of those offering residential service
  • Fort Calhoun is the 261st most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Crescent, Missouri Valley, and Blair, but behind Carter Lake and Bennington.
  • The fastest zip code in Fort Calhoun for February 2021 is 68023. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Fort Calhoun, Nebraska

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
American Broadband 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska

  • American Broadband - 85.7% Availability in Fort Calhoun - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - 41.3% Availability in Fort Calhoun - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 17.4% Availability in Fort Calhoun - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Fort Calhoun - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Fort Calhoun - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Fort Calhoun

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Fort Calhoun is the 261st most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Crescent, Missouri Valley, and Blair, but behind Carter Lake and Bennington.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Washington 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: 12% of people living in Fort Calhoun 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.

As of this month, 68023 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Fort Calhoun.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Washington County, approximately 6,000 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Fort Calhoun

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Future Technologies Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
American Broadband DSL and Fiber 85.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Western Iowa Wireless Fixed Wireless 62.4%+ 50 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 41.3%+ 50 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 17.4%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 52.6%+ 50 Mbps
Unite Private Networks Fiber 37.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 34.9%+ 100 Mbps
American Broadband Fiber 9.8%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Fort Calhoun to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Fort Calhoun 107.6 Mbps 8 $1.98 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +241.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( -0.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( -7.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +4.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +7.7 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )