Kearney is the fifth largest city in Nebraska. Homes in the area are among the most expensive in the state. It's also a college town with many of the year-round residents being well-educated as well. They tend to be middle class and enjoy short commutes. Kearney residents rely on their internet services to pursue educational goals and advance their careers. 100% of Kearney residents have access to high-speed internet, compared with 73% of Nebraska.
Connection options in Kearney are limited. Frontier Fios provides DSL to 100% of area residents. Charter also reaches 100% of homes, providing DSL. Although fiber optics have not entered the area, HughesNet's satellite internet provides a third option for Kearney residents.
Commercial users are beginning to get fiber optics. Currently NebraskaLink reaches 27% of businesses and Unite Private Networks reaches 4% of commercial enterprises.