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Internet Providers in Friend, Nebraska
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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.
Internet Statistics 2021
34.8% of consumers in Friend500 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%|
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.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 )|