Internet Service Providers in Palmer, Nebraska

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Residential Internet Statistics for Palmer, NE
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 4.51 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 960 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 63.58%

Internet Access in Palmer, Nebraska

Palmer has 11 residential Internet providers, and 15 if you include business and mobile. Consumers have access to 7 broadband choices like DSL or cable.

There's a decent level of competition between providers within the Palmer area, but 700 locals are still without service from multiple providers. The consequence of this is that if they aren't satisfied with the quality of service, they have to rely on a poor quality wireless option. Luckily, this isn't the norm in Palmer. The majority of households have 3 options for Internet service.

Coverage from the two most common companies, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Palmer.

As might be expected for cities with Palmer's relatively low density of broadband competitiveness, the weighted average speeds recorded within city limits fall under the state average. (4.51 Mbps, as compared to Nebraska's 88.94 Mbps average in the past twelve months.)

The coverage data found here comes from FCC data. Providers in Palmer are required by law to submit deployment data biannually. By using our relationships with providers, BroadbandNow is able to verify this data with private data submitted by telecoms. This lets us to produce more detailed maps and availability data than governmental reports. Our speed averages are calculated based on actual speed tests originating in the Palmer area. Other statistics and datapoints shown on BroadbandNow come from NTIA and Census archives.

Internet Statistics 2021

700 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 Palmer, Nebraska

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Vyve Broadband 960 Mbps Cable 8s
Great Plains Communications 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s
KDSI Internet Services 6 Mbps DSL 22m 45s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Palmer, Nebraska

  • Rise Broadband - 76.5% Availability in Palmer - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Frontier - 52.0% Availability in Palmer - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Vyve Broadband - 43.7% Availability in Palmer - Speeds up to 960 Mbps
  • KDSI Internet Services - 5.7% Availability in Palmer - Speeds up to 6 Mbps
  • Great Plains - 1.4% Availability in Palmer - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Palmer - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Palmer - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Palmer

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Palmer is the 260th most connected city in Nebraska ahead of Central City, Saint Paul, and Fullerton, but behind Grand Island and Aurora.

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

Approximately 300 people in Nance 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 29% of Palmer 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 Nance 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 Among Palmer Internet Service Providers

Many Internet companies have moved to add data limits to their consumer Internet packages as of late. This trend holds true for Palmer, with common Internet choices such as Vyve Broadband advertising plans with data caps. It's not a major issue for the majority of residents, but it is liable to be an issue for users that consume a lot of 4K video. Data caps for cable packages tend to be around one Terabyte. This is way more than 99 percent of customers use, according to a report from Comcast. Vyve Broadband customers in Palmer are advised to confirm data limits before signing up.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Palmer

Provider Type Coverage Speed Fixed Wireless 100% 15 Mbps
Viaero Wireless Fixed Wireless 83.6%+ 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 76.5%+ 50 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 52.0%+ 115 Mbps
Vyve Broadband Cable 43.7%+ 960 Mbps
KDSI Internet Services DSL and Fixed Wireless 21.5%+ 50 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 8.5%+ 100 Mbps
Great Plains Communications Fiber 1.4%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% 115 Mbps
Vyve Broadband Cable 20.8%+ 500 Mbps
Great Plains Communications Fiber 4.4%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Palmer to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Palmer 4.5 Mbps 11 $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +344.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +102.6 Mbps ) 18 ( +7 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +95.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +107.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +10 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +110.8 Mbps ) 9 ( -2 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )