Best Madison Internet Service Providers
Madison, 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 Madison. 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 Madison is Sparklight. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Sparklight||Cable||1000 Mbps||50 Mbps||95.8%|
|2||Frontier||DSL, Fiber||115 Mbps||115 Mbps||95.2%|
|3||Nextlink||wireless||50 Mbps||10 Mbps||100.0%|
|4||Rise Broadband||wireless||25 Mbps||5 Mbps||100.0%|
|5||Stealth Broadband||Fiber, wireless||250 Mbps||250 Mbps||68.0%|
|6||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|7||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Madison 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 Madison 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
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Madison are compared to Madison County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Nebraska overall?
Average download speeds in Madison of 26.29 Mbps are faster than the Madison County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Nebraska.
Madison Internet Access Facts
The average download speed in Madison is 7.3% faster than the average in Nebraska and 18.9% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
DSL internet is available to 46.4% of the Madison County population
The average internet download speed in Madison is 26.29 Mbps based upon 1352 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 95.5% of the Madison population
Fiber optic internet is available to 9.8% of Madison residents
There are 7 residential internet providers in Madison, NE providing service to at least 15% of the city
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 Madison 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 Sparklight as the top provider for Madison, Nebraska.
Who has the fastest internet service in Madison?
Sparklight with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Madison.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Madison, Nebraska?
The following zip codes were used: 68354, 68361 and 68748
How do the internet speeds in Madison compare to other cities in Nebraska?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Madison - Frontier and Stealth Broadband.
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 Madison, Nebraska?
Nextlink and Rise Broadband provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Madison.
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.
Madison 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.
- 100+ channels
- 200 hours of cloud DVR
- 2 TV plans
- No cable box required. Streams on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Google-powered smart TVs or similiar
- 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