Internet Service Providers in
Lincoln, NE

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Providers in Lincoln, NE

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T-Mobile Home Internet— 5G Home internet
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51% coverage in Lincoln, NE
Spectrum— Cable internet
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65% coverage in Lincoln, NE Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable Icon Tooltip  Dark No required contract
4 Plans
$24.99/mo. *
Speeds up to 50 Mbps
$49.99/mo.
Speeds up to 300 Mbps
$69.99/mo.
Speeds up to 500 Mbps
$79.99/mo. ^
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
3 Bundles
$79.99/mo.
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
4 plans + 3 bundles
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Viasat— Satellite internet
Speeds up to
Pricing
85% coverage in Lincoln, NE Thumbs Up Somewhat reliable Icon Tooltip  Dark
$69.99/mo. *
Speeds up to 12 Mbps
$99.99/mo.
Speeds up to 150 Mbps
$99.99/mo.
Speeds up to 12 Mbps
$149.99/mo. ^
Speeds up to 12 Mbps
4 plans
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Windstream— DSL internet
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99% coverage in Lincoln, NE Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable Icon Tooltip  Dark
$39.99/mo. *
Speeds up to 300 Mbps
$50/mo.
Speeds up to 100 Mbps
$50/mo.
Speeds up to 50 Mbps
$69.99/mo. ^
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
$99.99/mo. °
Speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
5 plans
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Rise Broadband— Fixed Wireless internet
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Pricing
99% coverage in Lincoln, NE Thumbs Up Somewhat reliable Icon Tooltip  Dark
$39.95/mo. *
Speeds up to 50 Mbps
$39.95/mo.
Speeds up to 250 Mbps
$55/mo.
Speeds up to 25 Mbps
$65/mo.
Speeds up to 50 Mbps
4 plans
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Diode Communications— Fixed Wireless internet
Speeds up to
Pricing Pricing not available
99% coverage in Lincoln, NE
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Rural Roam— LTE Home internet
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99% coverage in Lincoln, NE
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Nebraska Technology & Telecommunications— DSL internet
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80% coverage in Lincoln, NE
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Allo Communications— Fiber internet
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80% coverage in Lincoln, NE
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Nextlink Internet— Fiber & Fixed Wireless internet
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1% coverage in Lincoln, NE Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable Icon Tooltip  Dark
$59.95/mo.
Speeds up to 50 Mbps
1 plan
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Spectrum— Cable internet
Speeds up to
65% coverage in Lincoln, NE
Viasat— Satellite internet
Speeds up to
85% coverage in Lincoln, NE
Rise Broadband— Fixed Wireless internet
Speeds up to
99% coverage in Lincoln, NE
Ooma— Wireless LTE internet
Speeds up to
50% coverage in Lincoln, NE
Diode Communications— Fixed Wireless internet
Speeds up to
99% coverage in Lincoln, NE
Link not provided
Rural Roam— LTE Home internet
Speeds up to
99% coverage in Lincoln, NE
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OPTK Networks— Fiber internet
Speeds up to
91% coverage in Lincoln, NE
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Nebraska Technology & Telecommunications— DSL internet
Speeds up to
80% coverage in Lincoln, NE
Link not provided
Allo Communications— Fiber internet
Speeds up to
80% coverage in Lincoln, NE
Link not provided
Unite Private Networks— Fiber internet
Speeds up to
29% coverage in Lincoln, NE
Link not provided
Nextlink Internet— Fiber & Fixed Wireless internet
Speeds up to
1% coverage in Lincoln, NE
T-Mobile— Mobile internet
Speeds may vary
Starting at
No cancellation fee
AT&T Wireless— Mobile internet
Speeds may vary
Starting at
Cancellation fee No required contract
Mint— Mobile internet
Speeds may vary
Starting at
Requires contract
Visible— Mobile internet
Speeds may vary
Starting at
No required contract
Verizon Wireless— Mobile internet
Speeds may vary

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Best internet providers in Lincoln, NE

Spectrum: Biggest bang for your buck

Spectrum Internet pros and cons

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Pros
pro No data caps or contracts
pro Free antivirus software
pro Free mobile service with some plans
con
Cons
con Price hikes after promotional period

Cable internet provider Spectrum is a solid option with good speeds and extremely comprehensive internet packages. Spectrum’s plans have no data caps, so you can use as much internet you want throughout the month without worrying about overage fees. There are also no annual contracts—if you need to move home to the family soybean farm, you can do so without an extended cancellation process or fees. Also, antivirus software comes with each plan.

Best Spectrum Internet plan for most people: [Internet Gig, up to 1Gbps for $44.99/mo.]

A gig of internet speed is usually more than most people need, but you may as well get this gigabit plan, since it costs as much as the 300Mbps plan and more than the 500Mbps (at least during the promotional period).

This incredible speed can get you sorted for streaming audio and video on multiple devices. You can play online games and even run an advanced security system with multiple cameras and smart home capabilities. Yes, the plan pretty much handles anything you throw at it. As a bonus, Spectrum offers a free (for 12 months) Unlimited Mobile cell line with this plan.

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet: Most straightforward option

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet pros and cons

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Pros
pro Single plan with fixed monthly rate
pro Wireless service
pro No data caps or contracts
con
Cons
con Slower than other services
con Lower availability

If choosing an internet provider gives you analysis paralysis, keep things simple by going with T-Mobile 5G Home Internet. This 5G-based service comes with just one plan at one price, so you don’t have to pick and choose.

T-Mobile internet doesn’t have data caps, extra fees, or contracts, making it easy to cancel anytime you need. It’s also wireless, so you get slower speeds on the whole, but you don’t have to suffer through an extensive installation process. Simply set up the gateway that you get in the mail, plug it in, and you have Wi-Fi in a matter of minutes.

Best T-Mobile 5G Home internet plan for most people: [T-Mobile 5G Home Internet, 72–245Mbps for $50.00/mo.]

A speed of 72–245Mbps means your connection is going to be a tad slower compared to some of the other options in Lincoln, but this still works well for most households. You’ll have no problems with internet activities like gaming, streaming, working, making video calls, and opening dozens of Wikipedia tabs for a UNL research paper.

Windstream: Fast fiber option

Windstream Internet pros and cons

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Pros
pro Symmetrical speeds on fiber
pro Free Kinetic Secure for three months
pro No data caps or contracts
con
Cons
con Limited fiber availability
con Price hikes after a year

Windstream is an apt name for a provider offering fast fiber on top of regular DSL. But you don’t get to choose your connection type—you must go with what’s available at your address.

Most Windstream plans come with a free, three-month Kinetic Secure subscription. Kinetic Secure combines a VPN and password manager to protect your internet connection, online presence, and personal info. If you like the service and want to continue after the first three months, though, you have to pay for it.

Like Spectrum, Windstream’s prices go up after your sign-on deal expires. Also like Spectrum, Windstream has no contracts, so you can cancel the service when the cost increases without paying an early termination fee.

Best Windstream internet plan for most people: [Kinetic Fiber Internet, 500Mbps for $39.99/mo.]

Go for the 500Mbps plan for ample bandwidth to work, stream, and game comfortably. Windstream has no data limits so you can use as much internet as you want throughout the month. If you can only get DSL internet from Windstream, though, then you’re better off sticking with a cable or 5G home internet provider.

Cheapest internet providers in Lincoln, NE

The cheapest internet providers get you a reliable connection at an affordable price. You may have to settle for slower speeds, but you can also find promos and discounts. Hot tip: Look for providers with unlimited data and no extra fees to save even further.

Provider
Price starting at
Connection Type
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Spectrum
$19.99Cable
Rise Broadband
$39.95Fixed Wireless
Windstream
$39.99DSL

Fastest internet plans and providers in Lincoln, NE

The fastest internet providers can get you gigabit or even multi-gigabit speeds. Not everyone needs a 1,000Mbps connection or faster, but it’s worth the investment if you’re a power user or live in a large household.

Provider
Max Download Speed
Connection Type
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Nextlink Internet
5000 MbpsFiber + Fixed Wireless
Windstream
2000 MbpsDSL
Allo Communications
1000 MbpsFiber

Most reliable internet plans in Lincoln, NE

A reliable internet connection means you get a stable connection and consistent speeds day in, day out, without the worry of sudden slowdowns or outages. You also get top-rated customer service and technical support in case things do go awry. Fiber is the most reliable internet you can get, so we recommend that if it’s available.

Provider
Reliability rating
Connection Type
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Spectrum
3.7 out of 5 stars3.72Cable
Nextlink Internet
3.7 out of 5 stars3.68Fiber + Fixed Wireless
Windstream
3.6 out of 5 stars3.59DSL

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If you have trouble getting things done online with the speed-test results you’re getting, consider upgrading to a faster plan or switching internet providers.

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How much speed do you need?

Take a look below at what you can do with different speeds commonly offered by internet service providers (ISPs). You can read more about the average user’s speed needs in our internet speed guide.

Internet Speed
No. of people
No. of devices
Activities
5–25Mbps 1–2 1–5 Casual web browsing • Emails • Social media • Streaming SD video • Streaming music
25–50Mbps 2–4 4–7 Streaming HD and 4K video • Streaming music • Online gaming • Light work from home
50–100Mbps 4–6 7–10 Streaming 4K video • Online gaming • Working from home • Using home security devices
100–500Mbps 6+ 10+ Streaming 4K video • Online gaming • Running a home office • Using home security and smart home devices
500–1,000Mbps 10+ 15+ Running a home office or creative profession • Streaming in 4K • Live streaming • Online gaming • Using home security and smart home devices

To get these numbers, we used the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadband speed guide, our streaming internet speed guide, and our Zoom internet speed guide.

Frequently asked questions about internet in Lincoln, NE

The fastest internet provider in Lincoln is Nextlink Internet.

The cheapest internet provider in Lincoln is Spectrum.

Fiber internet is available in Lincoln.

Internet connection options in Lincoln, NE

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Fiber Availability

71%

Renowned for its reliability, fiber can reach download and upload speeds up to 10,000Mbps. While it isn’t available everywhere, it’s the best internet you can get.

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Cable Availability

65%

Cable is bread-and-butter internet—widely available, often affordable, and very fast, delivering download speeds that range anywhere from 25Mbps to 1,200Mbps

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DSL Availability

90%

DSL maxes out at 100Mbps, but many DSL customers get much slower speeds than that. DSL is becoming obsolete, but it’s still a solid option in rural areas.

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Satellite Availability

85%

Satellite is available practically everywhere, even in the most remote parts of the country. It’s costly and comes with strict data limits and slow speeds, so use it as a last resort.

Internet in Lincoln, NE at a glance

Internet provider averages in
Lincoln, NE

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Average download speed

135 Mbps

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Average upload speed

85 Mbps

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Average latency time

43.9 ms

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Average cost of internet

$67/mo

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Number of internet providers

18

Internet availability faster than
100 Mbps

The number of households in each region that have access to 100 Mbps internet.

Lincoln

99%

Nebraska

98%

U.S.A.

92%

Lincoln Internet Value Score

We came up with this score by dividing the average cost of each provider in Lincoln, NE with the average speeds they offered.

$0.50 per Mbps

National average: $0.63

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Spectrum

*No contract required. Available in select areas only.

†For 12 months when bundled. Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter.

‡For 12 months when bundled. Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter.

^For 24 months when bundled. Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter.

Viasat

*Prices vary upon location. Offer available to new qualifying customers. One-time standard installation fee may be due at checkout. Minimum 24-month service term required. Equipment lease fee is $14.99/mo. Taxes apply. Speeds are “up to,” will vary and are not guaranteed. Service is not available in all areas. Offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time.

†Prices, speeds and availability vary by location. Prices are subject to change. No annual contract or installation fees are required. Monthly equipment lease fees and taxes may apply.

‡Prices vary upon location. Offer available to new qualifying customers. One-time standard installation fee may be due at checkout. Minimum 24-month service term required. Equipment lease fee is $14.99/mo. Taxes apply. Speeds are “up to,” will vary and are not guaranteed. Service is not available in all areas. Offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time.

^Prices vary upon location. Offer available to new qualifying customers. One-time standard installation fee may be due at checkout. Minimum 24-month service term required. Equipment lease fee is $14.99/mo. Taxes apply. Speeds are “up to,” will vary and are not guaranteed. Service is not available in all areas. Offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time.

Windstream

*With $5 Auto Pay for each month the customer is enrolled in AutoPay throughout the life of the customer. Available to new and existing customers. Price duration for 12 months.

†"With $5 Auto Pay for each month the customer is enrolled in AutoPay throughout the life of the customer. Available to new and existing customers. Price duration for 12 months.

‡With $5 Auto Pay for each month the customer is enrolled in AutoPay throughout the life of the customer. Available to new and existing customers. Price duration for 3 years.

^The $39.99 price is for 3 months. After the three months, price increases to $69.99. With $5 Auto Pay for each month the customer is enrolled in AutoPay. Limited-time, non-transferable offer for residential customers that may not be combined with other promotions. Credit restrictions may apply. Subject to availability, price duration for 24 months.

°With $5 Auto Pay for each month the customer is enrolled in AutoPay. Limited-time, non-transferable offer for residential customers that may not be combined with other promotions. Credit restrictions may apply. Subject to availability, price duration for 24 months.

Rise Broadband

*With successful activation. Offer available to new customers only. Limited-time offer. May not be combined with other offers. All prices are with Auto-payment enabled and are $5/month more without Auto-payment. Additional fees will apply. Service not available in all areas. Call for details and availability. Restrictions apply.