Internet Service Providers in Franklin, Nebraska

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Residential Internet Statistics for Franklin, NE
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 4.98 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 100%

Internet Access in Franklin, Nebraska

Franklin currently has only two main Internet service providers: Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service, with speeds up to 35 Mbps and availability for close to one hundred percent of the city. HughesNet provides Satellite, with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of Franklin and reported speeds of 25 Mbps.

Since most houses are only wired for one landline phone provider and one cable TV provider, the average home in Franklin has 2-3 wired broadband options to choose from. 61.23% of Franklin residents — 800 people in total — are limited to one or fewer choices for their Internet service provider. cable and DSL Internet almost always offer the most reasonable pricing and data packages for home use.

In terms of network technology in use across the Franklin area, the most common wired broadband Internet technology types are DSL and Fixed Wireless, with 80.27% and 11.68% respectively. DSL is delivered over phone lines by corporations like Frontier Communications that historically provided phone service. DSL is the slowest of all major Internet infrastructures.

Frontier Communications provides an alternative. They offer a maximum download speed of 24 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't actually the only choice for Internet service in Franklin. For example, fixed wireless providers such as Glenwood Telephone can deliver 12 Mbps or more via wireless hardware. There are 3 companies within Franklin selling specialized enterprise and business technologies like T1 and MPLS. We list every provider with explicit business services on their site.

The coverage stats on this page comes via FCC data, which compels providers in Franklin to report deployment and subscriber data biannually. Leveraging our relationships with Internet providers, we are able to confirm public datasets against privatized data submitted by telecoms directly. The speed averages shown below are calculated based on actual speed tests originating in the Franklin area in the M-Labs database.

Internet Statistics 2021

800 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 Franklin, Nebraska

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Glenwood Telephone 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
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s
Vyve Broadband 960 Mbps Cable 8s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Franklin, Nebraska

  • Frontier - 80.3% Availability in Franklin - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Vyve Broadband - 74.4% Availability in Franklin - Speeds up to 960 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - 11.7% Availability in Franklin - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Glenwood Telephone - 1.5% Availability in Franklin - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Franklin - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Franklin - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Franklin

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Franklin is the 445th most connected city in Nebraska behind Holdrege, Minden, Phillipsburg, Juniata, and Smith Center.

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

Approximately 400 people in Franklin 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 39% of Franklin 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 Franklin County, approximately 2,000 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 Caps Among Franklin Internet Service Providers

Internet providers have been moving to add "data caps" to their residential broadband plans in recent years. This market trend holds true in the Franklin market, with Internet companies like Vyve Broadband advertising plans with data caps. This might not really matter for the majority of Internet subscribers, but it may affect those who share their plan or "power users" who download a lot of high-def content. Data caps with cable plans are generally about one Terabyte. This is more than 99 percent of customers use. Potential Vyve Broadband customers in Franklin should confirm data caps when signing up.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Franklin

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Glenwood Telephone Fiber and Fixed Wireless 100% 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 80.3%+ 115 Mbps
Vyve Broadband Cable 74.4%+ 960 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 11.7%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Glenwood Telephone Fixed Wireless and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% 115 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 20.6%+ 50 Mbps
Vyve Broadband Cable 4.8%+ 500 Mbps
Great Plains Communications Fiber 2.8%+ -- Mbps

Compare Franklin to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Franklin 5 Mbps 7 $0.24 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +344.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +102.1 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +94.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +106.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +110.3 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )