Friend, NE High Speed Internet Service

Friend, NE has a total of 7 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 7 internet service options in Friend. 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 Friend is Windstream. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1WindstreamDSL, Fiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps100.0%
2LTD Broadbandwireless250 Mbps250 Mbps95.0%
3Zito West HoldingCable100 Mbps10 Mbps98.2%
4Rise Broadbandwireless25 Mbps5 Mbps100.0%
5ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
6HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
7Future Technologieswireless25 Mbps5 Mbps25.8%
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Friend 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

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Friend compare to Saline County? The average speed in Friend is 23.33 Mbps which is faster than Saline County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the Nebraska average of 24.51 Mbps.

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Friend Internet Access Facts

  • The average upload speed in Friend is 3.98 Mbps. This is 37.3% slower than the average in Nebraska and 65.7% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average download speed in Friend is 13.2% faster than the Saline County average and 28% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Friend is 3.98 Mbps. This is 17.6% slower than the Saline County average and 65.7% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 78.7% of Saline County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 50.6% of Saline County residents

  • The average internet download speed in Saline County is 20.61 Mbps based upon 10616 samples taken in the past year

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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 Friend 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 Windstream as the top provider for Friend, Nebraska.

Who has the fastest internet service in Friend?

Windstream with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Friend.

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

The following zip codes were used: 68359

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

Click through to see how the Friend broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Arapahoe, Auburn, Falls City, Harvard, Lexington, Seward, Wayne

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Friend - Windstream.

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 Friend, Nebraska?

Windstream and Rise Broadband provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Friend.

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.




Friend 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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