Internet providers in Nebraska

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Nebraska is often considered to be one of the most remote states. After all, it’s situated within the Great Plains, which was once called the Great American Desert. In reality, Nebraska has a bustling economy and is slowly becoming a hub for innovation and startup companies. With the rise of the “Silicon Prairie,” high-speed internet access in Nebraska has greatly improved in recent years.

However, internet access in Nebraska is still highly dependent on the area. In the state’s midsize metropolitan areas, high-speed internet access is widespread. In the more remote areas, some households may have limited options when it comes to internet access, or lack the ability to get an internet connection altogether. Here are some of the places in Nebraska that have strong internet access.

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Summary of Nebraska internet providers

Overall, Nebraska residents have several options when it comes to internet. Whether you’re looking for the fastest speeds on the market, or the cheapest rate, you’ll find a provider that meets your needs. Below is a more comprehensive list of the internet providers in Nebraska, how much the plans cost and where the coverage is available.

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Nebraska internet at a glance

Internet availability in Nebraska

There are several different types of internet available in Nebraska, but the type of connection you can get depends on where you live. Fiber, fixed wireless, cable and DSL internet are the most popular options from providers like T-Mobile, UScellular, CenturyLink and Cox. Below is a breakdown of the types of internet connections and their availability across the state:

Most widely-available providers in Nebraska

  • UScellular: 81% coverage. UScellular has multiple plans with straightforward pricing.
  • T-Mobile: 55% coverage. T-Mobile has one plan with no hidden fees or price hikes.
  • Nextlink: 45% coverage. Nextlink provides fixed wireless and fiber internet with no data caps.

Fastest internet in Nebraska

Internet speeds in Nebraska vary. Faster connections are widely available in metropolitan areas, but households in rural areas might not have the same luck.

Here are three providers in Nebraska that have fast internet speeds:

  • Nextlink: Fiber and fixed wireless network with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps.
  • CenturyLink: Fiber network with speeds of up to 940 Mbps.
  • Cox: Fiber network with speeds of up to 940 Mbps.

Cheapest internet in Nebraska

If you’re on a budget, several internet providers in Nebraska offer cheap plans, including:

  • Nextlink: $39.95/mo. for up to 25 Mbps.
  • CenturyLink: $30.00/mo. for up to 200 Mbps.

Quality of internet access in Nebraska

100% of Nebraska can access the minimum recommended broadband speed, but a smaller percentage is able to access gigabit speeds:

  • Residents with broadband access (speeds at or over 25/3 Mbps): 100%
  • Residents with access to gigabit speeds (at or over 1000/100 Mbps): 44%
  • Average download speed in Nebraska: 102 Mbps