High Speed Internet in the Nebraska City, NE Area

by Nicole Schmoll

Nebraska City is a small, rural town located just 45 minutes south of Omaha, Nebraska. Nebraska City draws tourists from across the state and the region for its annual fall apple festival, to stay at its beautiful wooden Lied Lodge and to enjoy the slower pace of life it offers. Nebraska City residents can enjoy that slower pace without giving up high speed Internet as multiple providers offer service in the city.

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Windstream is one of the largest providers of high speed Internet and phone service in rural areas. It is one of the main options outside of national retailers with a presence in Nebraska's larger cities that offers high speed Internet service in Nebraska City. Windstream also provides digital television service. As of June 2011, the company offers Nebraska City residents three choices of high speed Internet service -- 3 Mbps for $39.99, 6 Mbps for $44.99 per month and 12 Mbps for $49.99 per month. The highest tier of service is fast enough to allow subscribers to stream online videos, upload large files and play video games online.

Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a cable, phone and Internet service provider with a formidable presence in eastern Nebraska. The company offers three levels of high speed Internet service to Nebraska City residents. Its "Essential" package offers 3 Mbps and its "Preferred" package offers speeds of up to 18 Mbps. The company's "Premier" package offers up to 26 Mbps, giving residents more than enough speed for online gaming, uploading large files and streaming movies directly to their computers or Wi-Fi-enabled television sets. Cox offers discounts on its Internet service prices when customers bundle the high speed Internet service with phone and cable service as well.


Qwest is a phone company with a strong presence in eastern Nebraska. The Qwest Arena in Omaha is home to many of that city's major entertainment and sporting events, such as concerts, hockey games, conventions and appearances by political leaders. South of Omaha, Qwest offers satellite (through a partnership with DirecTV), phone and DSL service to Nebraska City residents. Qwest's DSL lines provide high speed Internet access that is faster than dial-up but not as fast as the cable high speed Internet service offered by Cox Communications. Qwest offers Nebraska City residents two high speed Internet package options -- 1.5 Mbps for $14.95 per month and 7 Mbps for $19.95 per month as of June 2011. Like Cox, Qwest offers price discounts on Internet packages to customers who also subscribe to their phone and satellite services.

Verizon FiOS

Verizon wireless is a mobile phone company which offers high speed Internet service to Nebraska City residents through its FiOS Internet service. Verizon FiOS offers four tiers of high speed Internet service at 15 Mbps, 25 Mbps, 50 Mbps and 150 Mbps. All plans include Wi-Fi hotspot access, nine email accounts and 10 MB of personal Web space storage.

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