The Best Internet Provider in Omaha, Nebraska

by Mary Burgess, Demand Media

    Residents of Omaha, the largest city in Nebraska, can choose between DSL, broadband and satellite for high-speed Internet service. Qwest provides DSL service. Cox Communications, KeyOn Communications and CenturyLink provide broadband service. HughesNet and WildBlue provide satellite service. Both companies let you lease the equipment. HughesNet offers an option to purchase it instead. Both companies install the satellite equipment for you. With the exception of KeyOn Communications, all Internet service providers in Omaha provide some type of security, such as virus protection.

    Qwest

    Qwest provides high-speed DSL Internet service to Omaha through a fiber optic network. However, service is not available at all addresses in Omaha. Downstream speeds are from 1.5 Mbps to 7 Mbps. Upstream speed is up to 896 Kbps. Connection speeds are up to 125 times faster than dial-up Internet service. Qwest Internet service includes virus protection, a firewall, parental controls and technical support.

    Cox Communications

    Cox Communications provides high-speed cable broadband Internet service to Omaha. Download speeds are from 3 Mbps to 22 Mbps. Upload speeds are from 384 Kbps to 3 Mbps. A McAfee security suite protects your computer from viruses, spam and spyware and provides parental controls and identity protection. Cox Communications Internet service includes up to 10 email addresses, access to live sports through ESPN3.com and technical support.

    KeyOn Communications

    KeyOn Communications provides high-speed broadband Internet service to Omaha through a wireless router or a network cable. Download speed is up to 7.5 Mbps. Speed is up to 50 times faster than dial-up Internet service. No dedicated phone line is required. An email address is available on request. KeyOn Communications will install the service for you.

    CenturyLink

    CenturyLink provides high-speed broadband Internet service to Omaha through a direct broadband connection to a fiber optic network. Connection speeds are from 768 Kbps to 10 Mbps. You can customize your service with add-ons such as a security suite, PC backup and protection, a digital music store and PC tune-ups. The security suite offers virus protection. PC backup keeps you from losing files, while PC protection and PC tune-ups help protect your computer from breakdowns. The digital music store lets you listen to music anywhere.

    HughesNet

    HughesNet provides high-speed satellite Internet service to Omaha. Download connection speeds are from 1 Mbps to 2 Mbps. Upload connection speeds are from 200 Kbps to 300 Kbps. A download allowance is the amount of data you can download within a rolling 24-hour period before HughesNet reduces your speed temporarily. HughesNet high-speed satellite Internet service includes up to 10 email addresses, spam and virus filters, technical support and professional installation of a satellite antenna and an HN9000 modem. You can lease or purchase the equipment, which has a 24-month limited warranty.

    WildBlue

    WildBlue provides high-speed satellite Internet service to Omaha. Download speeds are from 512 Kbps to 1.5 Mbps. Upload speeds are from 128 Kbps to 256 Kbps. A threshold is the amount of data you can download or upload in a 30-day rolling period before WildBlue reduces your speed temporarily. Download thresholds are from 7,500 MB to 17,000 MB. Upload thresholds are from 2,300 MB to 5,000 MB. WildBlue high-speed satellite Internet service includes up to 10 email addresses, anti-virus and anti-spyware software, technical support and professional installation of a 26-inch mini-dish and a modem.

    About the Author

    Mary Burgess has over 30 years experience as a writer. She wrote manuals and online help for software products and edited educational documents for online courses offered by a nonprofit organization. Burgess has a Bachelor of Science in Latin from the University of Memphis.

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