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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Nebraska

Cable, fiber, or 5G internet are the most practical choices for most Nebraskans. The Omaha area is serviced by Cox for cable internet and CenturyLink for fiber.

Outside of Omaha, Spectrum is the cable ISP with the most coverage. You can also find CenturyLink fiber connections sprinkled throughout the state. Frontier also has good coverage in Nebraska, though is mostly limited to DSL connections.

T-Mobile and Verizon offer 5G home internet in Nebraska, with T-Mobile having more coverage area.

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars from customers in Nebraska.

That ranks Nebraska 6th nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

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Internet customer satisfaction in Nebraska

 3.9/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 6th national ranking for customer satisfaction

$55.04 average price per payment for internet, per household

88.9% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

3.9/5 average customer service rating of internet services

3.8/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

1,960,790 people

2.44 average people per household

$62,731 average income per household

44 average age per household

63% of population employed


3% higher than national average

Ranked 19th nationally


1% higher than national average

Ranked 39th nationally


13% higher than national average

Ranked 26th nationally


4% higher than national average

Ranked 20th nationally

Average download speed
117.2 Mbps

12.65% lower than national average
Ranks 33rd nationally

Average upload speed
58.6 Mbps

12.49% lower than national average
Ranks 23rd nationally
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Fastest internet providers in Nebraska

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
Allo Communications 190.51 Mbps 195.28 Mbps 80% View Plans for ALLO Communications
Cox Communications 171.24 Mbps 31.73 Mbps 95.73% View Plans for Cox Communications
Stealth Broadband 166.41 Mbps 159.77 Mbps 100% View Plans for Stealth Broadband
Pinpoint Communications Inc. 144.12 Mbps 122.61 Mbps 59.33% View Plans for Pinpoint Communications Inc.
Eagle Communications, Inc. 136.09 Mbps 33.66 Mbps 34.98% View Plans for Eagle Communications, Inc.
98% of people in Nebraska have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 27th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
Satellite 129.01 Mbps 70.99% 98.44% See all providers for Satellite
LTE Home 99 Mbps 53.4% 99% See all providers for LTE Home
Fixed Wireless 176.36 Mbps 87.21% 78.33% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
Fiber 1112.65 Mbps 75.5% 83.44% See all providers for Fiber
DSL 690.22 Mbps 55.83% 79.67% See all providers for DSL
Cable 960.69 Mbps 45.57% 50.05% See all providers for Cable
5G Home 243.32 Mbps 85.68% 63.38% See all providers for 5G Home

Best cities for internet in Nebraska

Cities in Nebraska with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Elkhorn 173.1 Mbps 40.77 Mbps 78% Verizon Wireless
Papillion 168.55 Mbps 40.2 Mbps 77% Nebraska Technology & Telecommunications
Bellevue 163.25 Mbps 36.1 Mbps 72% Cox Communications
La Vista 162.07 Mbps 53.89 Mbps 71% Cox Communications
Grand Island 151.16 Mbps 62.53 Mbps 58% Allo Communications
Beatrice 150.65 Mbps 88.96 Mbps 45% Windstream
Hastings 130.04 Mbps 50.19 Mbps 7% Spectrum
Omaha 127.55 Mbps 57.11 Mbps 74% Verizon Home Internet

Elkhorn is the best city in Nebraska for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Papillion and Bellevue also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in Nebraska

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Omaha 489,201 100% 100% 100%
Lincoln 290,531 100% 100% 100%
Bellevue 63,336 100% 100% 100%
La Vista 16,713 100% 100% 100%
Papillion 24,016 100% 100% 100%
South Sioux City 13,835 100% 100% 100%

Omaha is the most internet-connected city in Nebraska. Omaha makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Omaha's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Lincoln and Bellevue also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in Nebraska


Population: 489,201

Median income: $73,072

127.56 Mbps
avg. download speed

57.09 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP


Population: 290,531

Median income: $79,044

126.24 Mbps
avg. download speed

86.14 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Synergy Internet


Population: 63,336

Median income: $76,973

163.25 Mbps
avg. download speed

36.1 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Cox Communications

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Methodology relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.

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