Best Alma Internet Service Providers

Alma, NE has a total of 5 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 5 internet service options in Alma. 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 Alma is Frontier. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1FrontierDSL115 Mbps7 Mbps100.0%
2Arapahoewireless50 Mbps5 Mbps100.0%
3Rise Broadbandwireless25 Mbps5 Mbps100.0%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Alma NE Internet Access Options

Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.

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Broadband Internet Speeds

For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Alma of 3.17 Mbps are faster than the Harlan County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Nebraska.

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Alma Internet Access Facts

  • The average internet download speed in Harlan County is 11.21 Mbps based upon 1880 samples taken in the past year

  • The average upload speed in Alma is 3.17 Mbps. This is 50.1% slower than the average in Nebraska and 72.7% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average download speed in Alma is 74.8% faster than the Harlan County average and 39.5% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Alma is 3.17 Mbps. This is 93.3% faster than the Harlan County average and 72.7% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 0.0% of Harlan County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 59.1% of Harlan County residents

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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 Alma 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 Frontier as the top provider for Alma, Nebraska.

Who has the fastest internet service in Alma?

Frontier with a download speed of 115 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Alma.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Alma, Nebraska?

The following zip codes were used: 68920

How do the internet speeds in Alma compare to other cities in Nebraska?

Click through to see how the Alma broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Dakota City, Grant, Offutt Afb, Ravenna, Scottsbluff, Tecumseh, Wayne

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Most likely there is not. Our latest information shows there are no fiber internet providers offering coverage to more than 15% of the Alma, Nebraska population.

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 Alma, Nebraska?

Frontier, Arapahoe and Rise Broadband provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Alma.

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.

What download speed do I need to stream movies?

For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.




Alma 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.


DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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Sling

  • 50+ channels
  • 50 hours of DVR storage
  • No annual contracts
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices
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