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Internet Providers in Saint Paul, Nebraska
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Internet Access in Saint Paul, Nebraska
Information here is calculated from biannual FCC coverage reports. BroadbandNow also uses direct provider reports and other privatized data to validate the information. Pricing and plan information is aggregated by our market research division. We've analyzed 322 broadband plans in Saint Paul since founding in 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 1,029 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.
CenturyLink as well as Spectrum can also provide Internet service in Saint Paul, with significant overlap in some neighborhoods.
DSL and cable are the dominant broadband options in the Saint Paul area, fighting over the same subscribers at most addresses and generally competing on service quality. Cable speed is usually stronger and more robust, but overall performance of either system are comparable and which is "best" frequently varies based on the network infrastructure in a given area.
Saint Paul residents usually have more than one ISPs available to them. See the mapping tool below to see broadband competition changes around the city.
According to the most recent FCC filings and direct provider reporting, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the largest providers in Saint Paul in terms of coverage area. These companies frequently cover the same addresses around Saint Paul.
Internet Statistics 2021
3.4% of consumers in Saint Paul100 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 Saint Paul, Nebraska
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||96.2%|
|Nebraska Central Telephone||100 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||1m 21s||2.6%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Allo Communications||7 Mbps||DSL||19m 30s||6.3%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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 in Saint Paul
Data collected by our research team shows that many of the common providers currently use data caps on home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because customers see caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming. Providers insist that caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the issue is over-the-top streaming, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Saint Paul to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Saint Paul||13.4 Mbps||11||$0.26 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +521 Mbps )||17 ( +6 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +135.4 Mbps )||17 ( +6 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +147.2 Mbps )||15 ( +4 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +156.1 Mbps )||23 ( +12 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +148.7 Mbps )||8 ( -3 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|