Internet providers in Omaha, NE

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1. CenturyLink
67% available in Omaha
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

Self installation available 

2. Cox Communications
100% available in Omaha
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

Self Installation Available 

3. Spectrum
100% available in Omaha
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

Self Installation Available 

4. Mediacom
5% available in Omaha
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Viasat
99% available in Omaha
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. Future Technologies
92% available in Omaha
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
7. Rise Broadband
100% available in Omaha
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
1. CenturyLink
67% available in Omaha
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

Self installation available 

2. Cox Communications
100% available in Omaha
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

Self Installation Available 

3. Spectrum
100% available in Omaha
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

Self Installation Available 

4. Mediacom
5% available in Omaha
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Viasat
99% available in Omaha
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. Fusion
Available in Omaha
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
7. Rise Broadband
100% available in Omaha
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
8. Unite Private Networks
17% available in Omaha
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
1. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Omaha
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
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2. AT&T
Available in Omaha
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4GLTE

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3. Sprint
Available in Omaha
Connection:
Mobile
Sprint
4GLTE

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4. T-Mobile
Available in Omaha
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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How much internet speed do I need?

5+ Mbps

  • Regular browsing
  • Music streaming
  • Ideal for 1 person

10+ Mbps

  • HD video streaming
  • Casual gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

20+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD streaming
  • Frequent gaming
  • Ideal for 2-4 people

40+ Mbps

  • Simultaneous HD streaming
  • Simultaneous gaming
  • Ideal for 4+

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What is the best internet provider in Omaha?

Omaha residents have plenty of fast internet available, with 98% of the area receiving broadband speeds of at least 25 Mbps. Unfortunately, there are only a couple big providers that offer wide coverage around the city, so the choice is more limited than in other parts of the country.

The two major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Omaha are CenturyLink and Cox. CenturyLink provides DSL and fiber service, while Cox brings cable to the mix. Both cover the entire downtown and suburban Omaha area, so residents shouldn’t have any trouble finding a plan that meets their needs.

Spectrum also provides some coverage in the Omaha area, but it’s confined to the extreme southern area past Offutt Air Force Base. And, if none of these providers do it for you, you can give satellite internet a try with HughesNet or Viasat.

Summary of Omaha internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
CenturyLink DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
Cox Communications Cable 940 Mbps 3.0/5
Spectrum Cable 100 Mbps 3.0/5
Mediacom Cable 100 Mbps 2.5/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
Future Technologies Fixed Wireless 10 Mbps N/A
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps N/A

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

Highest-rated internet providers in Omaha

Spectrum and Cox are the two highest-rated providers in Omaha, according to our annual customer satisfaction survey. Each one scores around the middle of the pack for overall satisfaction. Cox also ranks in the top five national ISPs for speed and customer service, while Spectrum lands in the top five for monthly bill, installation, reliability, and customer service.

 

Fastest internet service providers in Omaha

CenturyLink offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Cox Communications offers internet at speeds up to 940 Mbps

Spectrum offers internet at speeds up to 100 Mbps

Mediacom offers internet at speeds up to 100 Mbps

CenturyLink provides the fastest internet speeds in Omaha, reaching up to 1,000 Mbps in areas with fiber access. Non-fiber neighborhoods are limited to DSL speeds with CenturyLink though.

Cox’s cable internet maxes out at a healthy 300 Mbps, which is plenty for heavy use and large households. Spectrum speeds can reach up to 100 Mbps. And if you go with satellite, you can get up to 100 Mbps with Viasat or 25 Mbps with HughesNet.

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Cox vs. CenturyLink

We put Omaha’s biggest ISPs head-to-head to see which deserves your hard-earned money.

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CenturyLink vs. Spectrum

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Omaha residential internet coverage

CenturyLink offers coverage to the entire Greater Omaha area, although the exact speeds and types of service you can get may vary depending on which part of town you’re in. The faster fiber internet is available in select neighborhoods, including Irvington, Maplewood, Millard, and Green Meadows. The rest of the area gets CenturyLink’s less-impressive DSL service.

Cox is also available throughout the entire Omaha area. Unlike CenturyLink, though, there’s only one type of service: cable. That means you may have an easier time getting a fast plan with Cox.

Spectrum is available in a small southern area that includes Millard, Warwick, and Harrison Street.

HughesNet and Viasat are available everywhere in the Omaha area (and the rest of the US), if you prefer your internet to come from space.

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Featured customer reviews

CenturyLink

 

“I live in a rural community and finding stable service was challenging. Century Link was perfect. I have teenagers so needless to say connection is life!”

—Angela R

Cox Communications

 

“I have been using Cox for almost three years now and never had a problem.”

–Anup K

Cox Communications

 

“…the speed is excellent.”

–Mark T

Omaha internet FAQ

Who has the best home internet service in Omaha?

We think Cox offers the overall best high-speed internet for your home in Omaha. Although the speeds won’t be quite as fast as CenturyLink, they are much more consistent across the entire service area. Cox also generally scores higher in our customer satisfaction survey.

Does Cox or CenturyLink provide faster internet service?

CenturyLink offers faster maximum speeds in Omaha through its fiber service. However, keep in mind that this service isn’t available in every part of the city.

What’s the best cheap internet in Omaha?

Of the ISPs available in Omaha, Cox typically offers the most speed for your money on its budget packages.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Omaha

Cox Communications

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Tylor W | 2

There needs to be more providers giving away lifeline phone and internet service and have them bundled together

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Cox Communications

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Kief C | 2

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A little pricey but works great.

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Cox Communications

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Amber S | 2

My broadband seems to slow down at all times in the day and night. It is aggravating when I am downloading from iTunes.

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