Internet Providers in Friend, Nebraska

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Residential Internet Statistics for Friend, NE
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 74.08 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 27.26%

Internet Access in Friend, Nebraska

The average house in Friend can get service from about 4-5 Internet providers This is a high amount of choice in comparison to similar-sized cities. Competition between two or more providers in a city is correlated with lower regional pricing.

Bundled cable Internet is the primary network option within Friend. Some areas might be stuck with wireless. As the map below demonstrates, broadband coverage has some weak points in Friend.

Coverage from the biggest providers, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Friend.

Rise Broadband as well as Zito Media also provide coverage in Friend, with 94 percent and 49 percent coverage of the area respectively.

The Internet coverage statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from a mix of government data and private data we collect directly from industry sources. Average statistics about speed data comes primarily from M-Labs, the speed test tool integrated into BroadbandNow and Google and Chrome queries. Our market research team has hand-validated pricing and plan details for 262 broadband packages within the Friend market as of 2021.

  • There are 16 internet providers in Friend with 10 of those offering residential service
  • Friend is the 95th most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Wilber and Geneva, but behind Seward, Crete, and Milford.

Internet Statistics 2021

700 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 Friend, Nebraska

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

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Friend, Nebraska

  • Rise Broadband - 94.0% Availability in Friend - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Zito Media - 49.7% Availability in Friend - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Allo - 2.5% Availability in Friend - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Friend - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Friend - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Friend

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Friend is the 95th most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Wilber and Geneva, but behind Seward, Crete, and Milford.

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 Saline 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 50% of Friend 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 Saline 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 and Cord Cutting Around Friend

Data from our research team shows that top ISPs in Friend currently place some sort of limit on streaming on home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because subscribers view caps as a tactic to limit "cord cutting", while providers insist that caps are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the problem is streaming video, which easily eats up one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Friend

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Diode Communications Fixed Wireless 98.9%+ 12 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 94.0%+ 50 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 80.0%+ 100 Mbps
Viaero Wireless Fixed Wireless 66.3%+ 25 Mbps
Zito Media Cable 49.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Future Technologies Fixed Wireless 39.9%+ 25 Mbps
Superior Inet Fixed Wireless 18.0%+ 20 Mbps
Allo Communications Fiber 2.5%+ 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 100% 1,000 Mbps
Allo Communications Fiber 0.1%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Friend to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Friend 74.1 Mbps 11 $0.30 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +275 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +33 Mbps ) 18 ( +7 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +25.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +37.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +10 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +41.2 Mbps ) 9 ( -2 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )