Internet Speeds by State During the 2020 Quarantine: Nebraska
Nebraska also saw a huge improvement in average download speeds this year. September speeds averaged out to 99.8 Mbps—103.7% faster than January’s average speed of 49 Mbps.
The capital of Omaha saw its average download speed grow from a so-so 54.5 Mbps in January to 138.1 Mbps in September.
Chances are these improvements in download speed are due to Nebraskans bolstering their state’s internet connectivity through co-ops, as well as ISPs expanding coverage.
Paige Wireless partnered with the Nebraska Public Power District in late 2019 to expand connectivity across the state for internet-enabled devices, or Internet of Things (IoT).1 This is a critical task for Nebraska as 92% of the state is farmland, and IoT devices allow farmers to manage soil, water, and nutrients using real-time data.
As for residential connectivity, internet provider Windstream has worked to expand its fiber internet network across Nebraska for the past two years.2 Its fiber-based Kinetic internet service provides up to 1,000 Mbps download speeds, which would be a huge boon for any home office or classroom.
- Paige Wireless, PR Newswire, “Paige Wireless, LLC. Announces Partnership With Nebraska Public Power District to Accelerate Connectivity Across Nebraska,” October 2019. Accessed October 8, 2020.
- Kerri Case, Business Wire, “Kinetic by Windstream Expands Fiber Network in Nebraska,” October 2020. Accessed October 8, 2020.