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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

$62,817 average income per household

44 average age per household

63% of population employed


4% higher than national average

Ranked 22nd nationally


9% lower than national average

Ranked 41st nationally


13% higher than national average

Ranked 24th nationally


5% higher than national average

Ranked 20th nationally

Average download speed
121.9 Mbps

10.99% lower than national average
Ranks 33rd nationally

Average upload speed
59.7 Mbps

1.59% higher than national average
Ranks 25th nationally
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Fastest internet providers in Nebraska

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
Allo Communications 188.24 Mbps 186.51 Mbps 80% View Plans for ALLO Communications
Cox Communications 177.33 Mbps 36.39 Mbps 95.98% View Plans for Cox Communications
Pinpoint Communications Inc. 170.09 Mbps 149.52 Mbps 59.33% View Plans for Pinpoint Communications Inc.
Spectrum 140.25 Mbps 14.69 Mbps 93.9% View Plans for Spectrum
Eagle Communications, Inc. 126.25 Mbps 27.85 Mbps 34.98% View Plans for Eagle Communications, Inc.
99% of people in Nebraska have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 23rd nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 245 Mbps 96.1% 89.37% See all providers for 5G Home
Cable 768.87 Mbps 49.1% 71.24% See all providers for Cable
DSL 675.03 Mbps 55.23% 83.7% See all providers for DSL
Fiber 1000.29 Mbps 69.75% 87.53% See all providers for Fiber
Fixed Wireless 112.87 Mbps 94.42% 84.24% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
LTE Home 99 Mbps 53.4% 99% See all providers for LTE Home
Satellite 75.12 Mbps 98.54% 100% See all providers for Satellite

Best cities for internet in Nebraska

Cities in Nebraska with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Papillion 182.76 Mbps 44.62 Mbps 74% Nebraska Technology & Telecommunications
Beatrice 175.95 Mbps 85.1 Mbps 57% Windstream
Elkhorn 175.39 Mbps 48.52 Mbps 71% Verizon Wireless
Bellevue 164.04 Mbps 41.82 Mbps 69% Cox Communications
La Vista 160.51 Mbps 33.83 Mbps 66% Cox Communications
Plattsmouth 151.53 Mbps 22.76 Mbps 17% Spectrum
Grand Island 144.92 Mbps 64.98 Mbps 58% Allo Communications

Papillion 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. Beatrice and Elkhorn 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 554,841 100% 100% 100%
Lincoln 291,481 100% 100% 100%
Bellevue 66,077 100% 100% 100%
La Vista 19,446 100% 100% 100%
Overland 154 100% 100% 100%
Papillion 39,588 100% 100% 100%
South Sioux City 14,678 100% 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: 554,841

Median income: $73,072

133.19 Mbps
avg. download speed

58.67 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: 291,481

Median income: $79,044

129.59 Mbps
avg. download speed

86.59 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
ALLO Communications


Population: 66,077

Median income: $76,973

164.04 Mbps
avg. download speed

41.82 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.

Nebraska FAQs

Which is the best internet provider in Nebraska?

T-Mobile’s 5G Home Internet is our favorite internet plan in Nebraska. It offers fast speeds, affordable pricing, and an excellent customer experience, as evidenced by T-Mobile’s outstanding performance in our annual customer satisfaction survey.

Which is the fastest internet provider in Nebraska?

Cox, Spectrum, and CenturyLink are the fastest ISPs in Nebraska, each offering gig speeds.

What is the cheapest ISP in Nebraska?

Spectrum is the cheapest ISP in Nebraska; its plans start at $29.99 per month.

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