Internet providers in Lincoln, NE

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Lincoln internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Lincoln is comparable to the rest of Nebraska - 94%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Lincoln area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Lincoln residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 21% of those living in Lincoln.

There are nine internet providers serving the Lincoln area, and 98.33% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Lincoln's nine internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Lincoln

The largest internet providers in Lincoln are Spectrum and Windstream bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Lincoln.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Lincoln residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Windstream, which covers 99% of the area. Lincoln’s third most-available internet provider, Windstream, offers fiber-optic to around 15% of Lincoln residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Lincoln covering 99% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Lincoln residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $44.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lincoln, $2.37.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Lincoln. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lincoln's providers, 430 Mbps.

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Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to all households in Lincoln covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines in Lincoln to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Windstream start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $44.99.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lincoln, $2.37.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Lincoln. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lincoln's providers, 430 Mbps.

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Windstream fiber-optic internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

15%

Fiber-optic from Windstream offers broadband to a limited number of households in Lincoln covering 15% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Windstream is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Lincoln than other internet types.

Internet prices for Windstream start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $44.99.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lincoln, $2.37.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Lincoln. These download speeds are available to 15% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lincoln's providers, 430 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Lincoln, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Lincoln, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. offers 100% availability in Lincoln and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Lincoln at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is higher than average for Lincoln at $50/mo. for speeds up to 5 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Lincoln residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Lincoln, NE internet providers

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Provider
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 100 Mbps Cable 99%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 1,000 Mbps DSL 99%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 1,000 Mbps Fiber-optic 15%
Nebraska Technology & Telecommunications, Inc. - - DSL 28%
Allo Communications LLC - - Fiber-optic 6.961%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in Lincoln with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Lincoln. The next fastest internet provider in Lincoln is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 15% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Lincoln with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $44.99.

Windstream is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Lincoln, covering 15% of the city. Allo Communications LLC also offers fiber internet in Lincoln and is available to 6.961% of households.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.