Internet Service Providers in
Lincoln, NE

Providers in Lincoln, NE

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Cable Internet 99% coverage in Lincoln, NE Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable
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Fixed Wireless Internet 99% coverage in Lincoln, NE Thumbs Up Somewhat reliable
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Satellite Internet 94% coverage in Lincoln, NE Thumbs Up Somewhat reliable
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Satellite Internet 99% coverage in Lincoln, NE Thumbs Up Somewhat reliable
Speeds up to2000 Mbps
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DSL Internet 99% coverage in Lincoln, NE Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable
Speeds up to245 Mbps
5G Home Internet 86% coverage in Lincoln, NE Reliability data not available
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Fiber & Fixed Wireless Internet 17% coverage in Lincoln, NE Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable
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LTE Home Internet 99% coverage in Lincoln, NE Reliability data not available
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Fiber Internet 80% coverage in Lincoln, NE Reliability data not available
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Lincoln, NE provider recommendations

Spectrum: Biggest bang for your buck

Spectrum Internet pros and cons

pro
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.

Spectrum
Spectrum
pro Speeds up to 1000 Mbps
pro Cable connections
Rise Broadband
Rise Broadband
pro Speeds up to 25 Mbps
pro Fixed + Wireless connections

Tech type availability in Lincoln, NE

Fiber availability

77%

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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.

Cable availability

99%

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

DSL availability

90%

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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.

Satellite availability

99%

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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.

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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Windstream
2000 MbpsDSL
Spectrum
1000 MbpsCable
Allo Communications
1000 MbpsFiber

Internet availability faster than 100Mbps by region

Lincoln

100%

Nebraska

99%

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.

Internet provider averages in
Lincoln, NE

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Average download speed

130 Mbps
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Average upload speed

86 Mbps
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Average latency time

50 ms

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