Internet Providers in Grant, Nebraska

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Residential Internet Statistics for Grant, NE
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 41.64 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 300 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 33.69%

Internet Access in Grant, Nebraska

Data below is drawn from the FCC's bi-annual broadband coverage reporting. Our data also includes direct provider coverage reports to validate that data down to the census block level. Plan and pricing information is collected by our data analysis team. Locally, we've analyzed and verified 159 bundled broadband plans in and near Grant since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 514 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) or HughesNet are the most common Internet choices in Grant.

Broadband competition in Grant is overall strong. Most homes have around 5-6 Internet providers available in their area. Access isn't distributed fairly, however — as a surprising 33.8 percent of residents are still limited to one option for wired broadband services.

DSL providers deliver Internet services over telephone infrastructure. This is why DSL is sold through companies that bundle Internet access with telephone service. DSL network technology is serviceable to 87.72 percent of Grant. The twisted copper wires powering DSL don't have as much capacity as fiber/cable lines, which results in lower overall speeds. This is one of the reasons average download speeds in Grant perform under Nebraska, coming in with 41.64 Mbps compared to the 88.94 Mbps average download within Nebraska as a whole.

Outside of the Internet options detailed above, Great Plains Communications is another option to consider. They have wired broadband in 85 percent of the Grant area. Wireless companies like WirelessInet,LLC are sometimes a good choice. However, the main wired options are usually a better value so far as speed.

Internet Statistics 2021

500 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 Grant, Nebraska

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Great Plains Communications 300 Mbps DSL and Cable 27s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
ATC Communications 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
KDSI Internet Services 6 Mbps DSL 22m 45s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Grant, Nebraska

  • Great Plains - 85.9% Availability in Grant - Speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - 80.4% Availability in Grant - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • ATC - 1.6% Availability in Grant - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • KDSI Internet Services - 1.2% Availability in Grant - Speeds up to 6 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Grant - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Grant - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Grant

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Grant is the 190th most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Holyoke, but behind Ogallala, Imperial, North Platte, and Sutherland.

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

Approximately 200 people in Perkins 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 66% of Grant 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 Perkins County, approximately 800 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 Grant

Data collected by our researchers suggests that top ISPs in the area currently place a limit on streaming for their residential broadband plans. Data caps are controversial since users view caps as a tactic to limit "cord cutting". Providers explain data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network congestion. Either way, the issue is streaming video, which can use anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Grant

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Great Plains Communications DSL and Cable 85.9%+ 300 Mbps
WirelessInet,LLC Fixed Wireless 100% 7 Mbps
Vistabeam Fixed Wireless 96.4%+ 100 Mbps
Viaero Wireless Fixed Wireless 81.6%+ 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 80.4%+ 50 Mbps
ATC Communications DSL 1.6%+ 25 Mbps
KDSI Internet Services DSL 1.2%+ 6 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Great Plains Communications DSL 100% 50 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 38.0%+ 50 Mbps
NebraskaLink Fiber 15.0%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Grant to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
0 Mbps 0
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +307.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +65.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +18 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +58.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +70.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +21 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +73.7 Mbps ) 9 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )