Internet Providers in Friend, Nebraska

Most Popular Internet Providers in Friend, Nebraska:

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  • 1. 1. Rise Broadband
    94% Available
    94%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    5 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-50mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $34.95 - $64.95
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. 2. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 3. 3. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Diode
    98.9% Available
    98.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    12 Mbps
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  • 5. 5. Windstream
    88.7% Available
    88.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1000mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Price Range: $45 - $90
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 6. 6. LTD
    80% Available
    80%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    20 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 6-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Includes standard installation.
    • Price Range: $60 - $120
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 7. 7. Viaero Wireless
    66.3% Available
    66.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    15 Mbps
    Download
  • 8. 8. Zito Media
    49.7% Available
    49.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Free standard installation.
    • Price Range: $39.95 - $64.95
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 9. 9. Future Technologies
    39.9% Available
    39.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    5 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 3-25mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $34.99 - $89.99
  • 10. 10. Superior Inet
    18% Available
    18%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    20 Mbps
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    5 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 5-20mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Includes standard installation.
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $99.99
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 11. 11. Allo
    2.5% Available
    2.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $45 - $89
2 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Friend. See All
  • 1. 1. U.S. Cellular
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
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    0.2 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-0.768mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $160
  • 2. 2. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. AT&T Wireless
    87.3% Available
    87.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    3 Mbps
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    1.5 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-3mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 4. 4. T-Mobile
    15.8% Available
    15.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    6 Mbps
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    1.5 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-6mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Friend, Nebraska

The average house in Friend can get service from about 6 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.

As is normal for a city of Friend's relatively low density of broadband service competition, the weighted average speeds recorded within city limits fall below the state average. The current average speed in Friend over the past twelve months is 46.31 Mbps.

Coverage from the biggest providers, Viasat Internet 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 Windstream also provide coverage in Friend, with shared coverage areas in some neighborhoods.

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 311 broadband packages within the Friend market as of 2021.

  • There are 16 internet providers in Friend with 11 of those offering residential service
  • Friend is the 18th most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Crete, Milford, Wilber, and Geneva, but behind Seward.

Internet Statistics 2021

500 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 Availability
Windstream 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 88.7%
Zito Media 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 49.7%
Allo Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 2.5%
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s 94.0%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Friend

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Friend is the 18th most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Crete, Milford, Wilber, and Geneva, but behind Seward.

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

Approximately 600 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.

Fiber Availability: 65% of people living in Friend 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.

Approximately 65% 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 1,000 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.

Compare Friend to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Friend 46.3 Mbps 12 $0.99 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +488.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +5 ) $0.48 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +102.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +5 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +114.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +3 ) $0.32 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +123.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +11 ) $0.31 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +115.8 Mbps ) 8 ( -4 ) $0.66 ( $0.00 )