Internet Service Providers in Kimball, Nebraska

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Residential Internet Statistics for Kimball, NE
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 32.62 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 940 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 12.38%

Internet Access in Kimball, Nebraska

Kimball currently has two widespread Internet service providers: Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service, with speeds as high as 35 Mbps and availability in close to one hundred percent of the city. HughesNet sells Satellite, with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of the area.

CenturyLink is another common Internet choice for Kimball. They offer DSL connections in 88 percent of Kimball. Action Communications is another alternative wireless service to close to one hundred percent of the area, although it has to have roof access or line of site with a Action Communications tower or access point.

Zooming in on the broadband network technology options around Kimball, there are basically two choices: cable and DSL (providers like CenturyLink).

The level of competition between broadband providers in Kimball is high. The average location has around 4-5 providers to choose from. Internet access isn't always distributed fairly, however — a surprising 17.8 percent of the population still only have one or zero options.

The coverage stats on BroadbandNow comes via FCC data, which requires Internet companies in Kimball to submit coverage data biannually. By using our relationships with telecom companies, we are able to validate public data against privatized data submitted via telecoms. This lets us to produce better maps and availability data than government reports. The speed averages displayed here are calculated based on browser-based speed tests from Kimball. As for package pricing and fees data our research process is manual. Our data anlysis team has processed 218 broadband plans in Kimball over recent years, with 31 active.

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 Kimball, Nebraska

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
CenturyLink 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Dalton Telephone 55 Mbps DSL 2m 28s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Kimball, Nebraska

  • CenturyLink - 88.6% Availability in Kimball - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 82.8% Availability in Kimball - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Dalton Telephone - 4.8% Availability in Kimball - Speeds up to 55 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Kimball - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Kimball - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Kimball

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Kimball is the 54th most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Gering, Bridgeport, Bayard, and Minatare, but behind Sidney.

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 Kimball 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 82% of Kimball 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 Kimball County, approximately 300 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 in Kimball

Many ISPs have been moving to add data caps for their home WiFi and Internet plans in recent years. Some Internet providers in Kimball, including CenturyLink, have data caps, according to the latest plan data. Data caps in general fall on a wide range. They typically can be anywhere from 250 Gigabytes to one Terabyte. Data caps are generally quite high, meaning they don't affect most cord cutters. Potential CenturyLink customers in Kimball are advised to double check data limits when purchasing service, and not presume the caps based on marketing materials.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Kimball

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Action Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 30 Mbps
Viaero Wireless Fixed Wireless 96.7%+ 25 Mbps
Vistabeam Fixed Wireless 95.0%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 88.6%+ 60 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 82.8%+ 940 Mbps
Dalton Telephone DSL 4.8%+ 55 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 100% 60 Mbps
NebraskaLink Fiber 42.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 12.8%+ 940 Mbps
Great Plains Communications Fiber 11.4%+ -- Mbps

Compare Kimball to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Kimball 32.6 Mbps 8 $0.30 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +316.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +74.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +67.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +79.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +82.7 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )