Omaha, Nebraska Broadband Internet Service
Omaha, NE has a total of 6 options for high speed internet providers that meet the minimum broadband download speed of 25 Mbps. It can be understandably confusing when trying to determine which of these broadband providers to choose. Hopefully we can eliminate some of the guesswork for you by applying our ranking algorithm to those 6 internet service options in Omaha. The calculation we perform considers the download connection speed, upload connection speed, population covered and overall value provided by each company. Based upon that calculation, our top choice for Omaha is Cox. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Cox||Cable, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||99.0%|
|2||CenturyLink||DSL, Fiber||940 Mbps||940 Mbps||63.9%|
|3||Future Technologies||wireless||100 Mbps||10 Mbps||100.0%|
|4||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|5||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|6||Rise Broadband||wireless||25 Mbps||5 Mbps||31.3%|
Omaha NE Internet Access Options
When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Omaha have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Omaha compare to Douglas County? The average speed in Omaha is 29.73 Mbps which is faster than Douglas County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Nebraska average of 24.51 Mbps.
Omaha Internet Access Facts
DSL internet is available to 100.0% of Omaha residents
There are 6 residential internet providers in Omaha, NE providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Omaha is 21.3% faster than the average in Nebraska and 8.2% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
DSL internet is available to 39.1% of the Douglas County population
The average internet download speed in Omaha is 29.73 Mbps based upon 1682736 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 98.2% of the Omaha population
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Omaha residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Cox as the top provider for Omaha, Nebraska.
Who has the fastest internet service in Omaha?
Cox with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Omaha.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Omaha, Nebraska?
The following zip codes were used: 51510, 68007, 68010, 68022, 68039, 68055, 68067, 68101, 68102, 68103, 68104, 68105, 68106, 68107, 68108, 68109, 68110, 68111, 68112, 68114, 68116, 68117, 68118, 68119, 68120, 68122, 68124, 68127, 68130, 68131, 68132, 68134, 68135, 68136, 68137, 68138, 68139, 68142, 68144, 68145, 68152, 68154, 68155, 68157, 68164, 68172, 68175, 68176, 68178, 68179, 68180, 68181, 68182, 68183, 68197 and 68198
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Omaha internet service.
|25+ Mbps||1-2 devices||Web browsing|
HD video streaming
|100+ Mbps||3-5 devices||Video conferencing|
4K video streaming
|1000+ Mbps||6+ devices||Multiple video or 4K streams|
Zero latency gaming
How do the internet speeds in Omaha compare to other cities in Nebraska?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Omaha - Cox and CenturyLink.
What is DSL internet service?
DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Omaha, Nebraska?
Future Technologies provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Omaha.
What is cable internet service?
Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.
Omaha Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 250+ channels
- Contour voice remote control
- Customizable add-ons
- Make your TV content portable with the Contour app app
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
- 85+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app