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Best Internet Providers in Lincoln, NE

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Internet Providers Overview for Lincoln, NE
Total Internet Providers 14
Download Speeds Up To 1 Gbps
Cheapest Monthly Plan $39.95
Fiber Coverage 97%
Fastest Provider Spectrum

Top 13 Internet Service Providers in Lincoln, NE

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1. Spectrum

93.7% Available
Download speeds up to:
1 Gbps Cable, Fiber
Prices Starting At 49.99/mo *
93.7% Available
Click here to see Spectrum's coverage map for Lincoln, NE

Spectrum Internet Availability By Type

Cable Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Fiber
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Spectrum Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Spectrum Internet® Internet 300 Mbps $49.99
Spectrum Internet® Ultra Internet 500 Mbps $69.99
Spectrum Internet® Gig Internet 1000 Mbps $79.99
Spectrum Internet® + TV Select Signature Internet 300 Mbps $114.98
Spectrum Internet® + TV Select Signature + Voice Internet 300 Mbps $129.97
Call To Order Spectrum Service 855-959-3083

2. Windstream

90.5% Available
Download speeds up to:
1 Gbps DSL, Fiber
Prices Starting At 40.00/mo
90.5% Available
Click here to see Windstream's coverage map for Lincoln, NE

Windstream Internet Availability By Type

Fiber Download speeds up to 8000 Mbps
DSL Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Windstream Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
50 Mbps Internet 50 Mbps $40.00
100 Mbps Internet 100 Mbps $40.00
1 Gig Internet 1000 Mbps $39.99
300 Mbps Internet 300 Mbps $39.99
2 Gig Internet 2000 Mbps $99.99
8 Gig Internet 8000 Mbps $299.99
Call To Order Windstream Service 855-958-4428

3. Viasat

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
12 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 69.99/mo
100% Available

Viasat Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 150 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Viasat Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
12 Mbps / 65 GB Internet Internet 12 Mbps $69.99
Call To Order Viasat Service 844-983-3105

4. EarthLink

55% Available
Download speeds up to:
100 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 39.95/mo
55% Available
Click here to see EarthLink's coverage map for Lincoln, NE

EarthLink Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

EarthLink Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
N/A $39.95
Call To Order EarthLink Service 855-537-1089

5. Rise Broadband

27.1% Available
Download speeds up to:
50 Mbps Fixed Wireless
Prices Starting At 55.00/mo
27.1% Available
Click here to see Rise Broadband's coverage map for Lincoln, NE

Rise Broadband Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Rise Broadband Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
50 Mbps Internet + Unlimited Data Internet 50 Mbps $55.00
100 Mbps Internet + Unlimited Data Internet 100 Mbps $75.00
Call To Order Rise Broadband Service 855-958-4381

6. HughesNet

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
100 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 49.99/mo
100% Available

HughesNet Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

HughesNet Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Select Internet 50 Mbps $49.99
Elite Internet 100 Mbps $64.99
Fusion Internet 100 Mbps $94.99
Call To Order HughesNet Service 855-958-4319

7. Verizon

33% Available
Download speeds up to:
300 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 60.00/mo
33% Available
Click here to see Verizon's coverage map for Lincoln, NE

Verizon Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
  • 90%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Verizon Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
5G Home Internet 300 Mbps $60.00
5G Home Plus Internet 1000 Mbps $80.00
Call To Order Verizon Service 866-498-5878

8. Always ON

81.9% Available
Download speeds from:
25 - 150 Mbps Fixed Wireless
81.9% Available

Always ON Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

9. ALLO Communications

96.7% Available
Download speeds up to:
1 Gbps Fiber
Prices Starting At 69.00/mo
96.7% Available
Click here to see ALLO Communications's coverage map for Lincoln, NE

ALLO Communications Internet Availability By Type

Fiber Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

ALLO Communications Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
500 Mbps Internet 500 Mbps $69.00
1 GIG Internet 1000 Mbps $98.00
Call To Order ALLO Communications Service 866-481-2556

10. Nextlink Internet

95.3% Available
Download speeds up to:
1 Gbps Fixed Wireless, Fiber
Prices Starting At 50.00/mo
95.3% Available

Nextlink Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless Download speeds up to 500 Mbps
Fiber Download speeds up to 2000 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Nextlink Internet Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Next100 Internet 100 Mbps $50.00
Next300 Internet 300 Mbps $60.00
NEXT50 Internet 50 Mbps $60.00
NEXT100 Internet 100 Mbps $70.00
Next500 Internet 500 Mbps $75.00
NEXT300 Internet 300 Mbps $80.00
Next1000 Internet 1000 Mbps $90.00
NEXT500 Internet 500 Mbps $100.00
Next2000 Internet 2000 Mbps $110.00
Call To Order Nextlink Internet Service 855-698-5465

11. U.S. Cellular

82.4% Available
Download speeds up to:
25 Mbps Fixed Wireless
Prices Starting At 50.00/mo *
*$60 without Auto Pay And Paperless Billing Discount
82.4% Available

U.S. Cellular Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless Download speeds up to 195 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

U.S. Cellular Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Home Internet Everywhere Advanced Internet 195 Mbps $50.00 *
*$60 without Auto Pay And Paperless Billing Discount
Call To Order U.S. Cellular Service 888-944-9400

12. Starlink

100% Available
Download speeds from:
50 - 220 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 120.00/mo
100% Available
Click here to see Starlink's coverage map for Lincoln, NE

Starlink Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 220 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Starlink Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
STANDARD Internet 150 Mbps $120.00
MOBILE - REGIONAL Internet 50 Mbps $150.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers.
MOBILE - GLOBAL Internet 50 Mbps $200.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers
MOBILE PRIORITY - 50GB Internet 220 Mbps $250.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses
MOBILE PRIORITY - 5TB Internet 220 Mbps $5,000.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses

13. T-Mobile Home Internet

68.5% Available
Download speeds from:
33 - 245 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 60.00/mo *
*With AutoPay. Customers see typical download speeds between 72 – 245 Mbps and upload speeds between 15 – 31 Mbps.
68.5% Available
Click here to see T-Mobile Home Internet's coverage map for Lincoln, NE

T-Mobile Home Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 245 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

T-Mobile Home Internet Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Home Internet w/ Autopay Internet 245 Mbps $60.00 *
*With AutoPay. Customers see typical download speeds between 72 – 245 Mbps and upload speeds between 15 – 31 Mbps.

Lincoln Internet Resources for Low-Income Families

Now more than ever, access to quality internet and reliable digital devices is vital to the success of individuals, students, and families across Nebraska. For those struggling to maintain enough income, what may seem like an easy problem to remedy becomes a tall mountain to climb. Many Lincoln area organizations are doing their part to help close this digital divide. Discover specific resources in your area to assist with access to digital devices, online learning, and free internet with the following lists: 

Discounted Distance Learning Devices in Lincoln

  • Lincoln Goodwill: Goodwill Industries and Dell have teamed together through the Dell Reconnect program to recycle and distribute digital devices in the Lincoln area. Contact Lincoln Goodwill directly for more details on how to secure these redistributed devices. 
  • Motherboard: The Nebraska non-profit organization Motherboard has a three-fold mission: responsibly recycle computer goods, employ individuals on the autism spectrum, and sell computers they refurbish at steeply discounted prices to individuals who may benefit from them.
  • Computers With Causes: Computers With Causes is national digital device redistribution nonprofit. The organization accepts computer donations from businesses across the country, refurbish them, and redistribute them at no cost to individuals and families who qualify. If you’re interested in applying for a computer with Computers With Causes, submit the required information at the computer request page

If you’re looking for more places to purchase a refurbished computer, take a look at the following Lincoln area businesses with used computers in stock. You can look at the selection online or visit them in store: 

Remote Learning Programs and Virtual Child Care Centers in Lincoln

  • Nebraska 4-H: Nebraska 4-H’s Living Room Learning page provides hands-on activity ideas using items commonly found at home. Your child can watch each lesson live or later via the recording, go on virtual field trips, and even learn about different career opportunities, all for free! 
  • NebraskAccess: The Nebraska Library Commission, through its NebraskAccess program, carries a list of free virtual databases that children can access from home. Here, they can explore Nebraska’s history, learn about science and technology, and read biographies of over 75,000 individuals.
  • HealthyLincoln: Local health and wellness-focused nonprofit HealthyLincoln has published a list of in-home virtual resources, including science-based gardening classes, mindfulness sessions, physical activity periods, and more to encourage optimal health and well-being.
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln State Museum: If you’re looking for live natural science learning for your child, check out University of Nebraska-Lincoln State Museum’s Outschool selections. Each 45-minute live session will take your child in-depth in engaging content on zoology and archaeology. 
  • Lincoln Children’s Zoo: Lincoln Children’s Zoo Keeper Corner is an online hub for learning about the various animals thriving there. Just click on the link for the animal you’d like to learn about to see videos, watch demonstrations, and download fun activity sheets.

Free Wireless Internet Access in Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is offering free Wi-Fi hot spots, called MiFi devices, for checkout to any student who may need one on a first-come, first-serve basis. Also, all Lincoln City Library branches offer free Wi-Fi access. You can connect at each of the following locations: 

For more free public Wi-Fi locations, use our Wi-Fi map below. Each pin indicates the location and type of establishment offering no-cost internet access:

Free Wireless Internet Access in Lincoln, NE

Hotspot
303 North 52nd St
Lincoln, NE 68504
Hotspot
5000 St. Paul Ave
Lincoln, NE 68504
Hotspot
8800 O St
Lincoln, NE 68505
Hotspot
301 S. 68th St Pl
Lincoln, NE 68510
Hotspot
1111 O St
Lincoln, NE 68508
Hotspot
Lincoln, NE 68508
Hotspot
3800 S. 48th St
Lincoln, NE 68506
Hotspot
901 N 17th St., Nh230
Lincoln, NE 68508
Hotspot
5630 O St.
Lincoln, NE 68505
Hotspot
901 N 17th St., Nh230
Lincoln, NE 68508

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Internet Provider Store Locations in Lincoln

Fastest Lincoln Internet Providers

Connection Type

Internet Providers

Download Speeds Up To

Upload Speeds Up To

Availability

Fiber
(Covering 97% of Lincoln)

Windstream

1 Gbps

1 Gbps

21%

Allo Communications

1 Gbps

1 Gbps

96.7%

Cable
(Covering 94.2% of Lincoln)

Spectrum

1 Gbps

35 Mbps

93.7%

DSL
(Covering 91.2% of Lincoln)

Windstream

50 Mbps

9 Mbps

90.5%

Fixed Wireless
(Covering 99.6% of Lincoln)

Verizon 5G Home Internet

300 Mbps

10 Mbps

33%

Rise Broadband

50 Mbps

5 Mbps

27%

Satellite
(Covering 100% of Lincoln)

Hughesnet

100 Mbps

3 Mbps

100%

Viasat Internet

12 Mbps

3 Mbps

100%

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Average download speed in Lincoln:

100 Mbps

Based on 39,209 speed tests

Internet Values of Lincoln Providers

Providers Connection Type Plan Price Download Speeds Up To Internet Value Contact
Windstream Fiber $299.99 per month 8 Gbps $0.04 per Mbps 855-958-4428
Nextlink Internet Fiber $110 per month 2 Gbps $0.06 per Mbps 855-698-5465
Spectrum Cable $79.99 per month 1 Gbps $0.08 per Mbps 855-959-3083
Verizon 5G Home Internet Fixed $80 per month 1 Gbps $0.08 per Mbps 866-498-5878
Nextlink Internet Fixed $100 per month 500 Mbps $0.20 per Mbps 855-698-5465
Windstream DSL $40 per month 100 Mbps $0.40 per Mbps 855-958-4428
Hughesnet Satellite $64.99 per month 100 Mbps $0.65 per Mbps 855-958-4319
Viasat Internet Satellite $99.99 per month 150 Mbps $0.67 per Mbps 844-983-3105

Best Internet Provider in Lincoln

  1. Spectrum - No data caps, fast download speeds in Lincoln, most Fiber availability and most Cable availability
  2. Windstream - Fast speeds and most DSL availability
  3. Viasat - Most internet coverage in Lincoln
  4. EarthLink - 5g internet up to 100 Mbps
  5. Rise Broadband - Fixed wireless up to 50 Mbps
  6. HughesNet - Another great satellite internet alternative for those who can't get Cable, Fiber, or DSL
  7. Verizon - 5g internet up to 300 Mbps
  8. Always ON - Fixed wireless up to 150 Mbps
  9. ALLO Communications - Fast downloading
  10. Nextlink Internet - Fast
  11. U.S. Cellular - Fixed wireless up to 25 Mbps
  12. Starlink - Widely available
  13. T-Mobile Home Internet - 5g internet up to 245 Mbps

Fastest Internet Providers in Lincoln

Internet Fees in Lincoln

Common Providers in Lincoln Early Termination Fees Setup and Installation Fees Late Payment Fees Equipment Replacement Fees
Windstream N/A $35 $?? $5.99 per month

How Much Speed Do I Need?

25+ Mbps

  • Web Surfing & Email
  • HD Streaming
  • Supports 1-2 Devices
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

100+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD (4K) Streaming
  • Low Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports 3-5 Devices
  • Ideal for 2-6 people

1 Gig

  • Multi 4K HD Streaming
  • No Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports more than 5 Devices
  • Ideal for 6+ people

An Overview of Internet Providers in Lincoln By Connection

Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
ALLO Communications Fiber 1 Gbps 97%
Spectrum Cable 1 Gbps 94%
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 100 Mbps 27%
Windstream Fiber 8 Gbps 21%
Windstream DSL 100 Mbps 91%
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 500 Mbps 95%
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
U.S. Cellular Fixed Wireless 195 Mbps 82%
Big Red Communications Fixed Wireless 100 Mbps 5%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Internet 245 Mbps 69%
Verizon 5G Internet 1 Gbps 33%
EarthLink 5G Internet 100 Mbps 55%
Always ON Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 82%
Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
Viasat Satellite 12 Mbps 100%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
ALLO Communications Fiber 1 Gbps 97%
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 500 Mbps 95%
Windstream DSL 50 Mbps 91%
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Internet 25 Mbps 69%
EarthLink 5G Internet 100 Mbps 55%
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 50 Mbps 27%
Windstream Fiber 1 Gbps 21%
U.S. Cellular Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 82%
Big Red Communications Fixed Wireless 100 Mbps 5%
Spectrum Cable 1 Gbps 94%
Verizon 5G Internet 300 Mbps 33%

Internet Availability by Connection Type in Lincoln

Internet service providers in Lincoln use different methods for connecting their customers to the web. Connection types matter, so choose wisely. Fiber is generally the fastest and most reliable option, followed by cable, DSL and 5G home internet.

Fiber - 95%
Cable - 92%
DSL - 92%

What is Mbps?

Mbps is the abbreviation for megabits per second, and it also appears written as Mbits/sec. Internet providers use megabits per second to measure speeds. Broadband speeds are 25 Mbps or faster. Learn more about Mbps.

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