Best Lincoln Internet Service Providers

Lincoln, 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 Lincoln. 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 Lincoln is Allo Communications. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1Allo CommunicationsFiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps95.6%
2SpectrumCable940 Mbps35 Mbps99.9%
3WindstreamCable, DSL, Fiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps88.8%
4Future Technologieswireless100 Mbps10 Mbps100.0%
5Rise Broadbandwireless50 Mbps10 Mbps57.5%
6ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
7HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Lincoln 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 Lincoln of 9.89 Mbps are faster than the Lancaster County upload speeds and faster than the statewide average for Nebraska.

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Lincoln Internet Access Facts

  • The average download speed in Lincoln is 44.6% faster than the average in Nebraska and 9.4% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 84.0% of the Lancaster County population

  • The average internet download speed in Lincoln is 35.44 Mbps based upon 493232 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 99.8% of the Lincoln population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 57.0% of Lincoln residents

  • There are 7 residential internet providers in Lincoln, NE providing service to at least 15% of the city

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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 Lincoln 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 Allo Communications as the top provider for Lincoln, Nebraska.

Who has the fastest internet service in Lincoln?

Allo Communications and Windstream with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Lincoln.

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

The following zip codes were used: 68310, 68336, 68430, 68501, 68502, 68503, 68504, 68505, 68506, 68507, 68508, 68509, 68510, 68512, 68514, 68516, 68517, 68520, 68521, 68522, 68523, 68524, 68526, 68527, 68528, 68529, 68531, 68532, 68542, 68583, 68588, 68633, 68636, 68641, 68786, 68788, 68947, 68959 and 68982

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

Click through to see how the Lincoln broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Burwell, David City, Laurel, Norfolk, Red Cloud, Sutherland, Valentine

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Lincoln - Allo Communications and 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 Lincoln, Nebraska?

Future Technologies provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Lincoln.

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.




Lincoln 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.


Spectrum

  • 125+ channels
  • Flexible packages
  • 85,000 OnDemand titles
  • All plans feature sports, breaking news, movies plus Spectrum Originals
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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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