Omaha Internet Options

by Josh Patrick
Omaha is a bustling heartland city of over 400,000.

Omaha is a bustling heartland city of over 400,000.

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Located at the confluence of the Platte and Missouri Rivers, Omaha, Nebraska, is one of the nation's 50 largest cities. Several Internet service providers do business in Omaha, bringing high-speed Internet to residents and visitors. Savvy consumers can compare cable, satellite, wireless and DSL services to find a deal that suits their needs without breaking the bank.

Cox

Cox Communications provides high-speed cable Internet to subscribers in Omaha, Nebraska. The Essential package offers speeds of 3Mbps, more than enough for casual browsing and downloading. The Preferred package features speeds up to 18Mpbs while the Premier package boosts speeds to 26Mbps. Every Cox Internet package comes with a free Internet security suite powered by McAfee. New subscribers also receive access to ESPN3, a digital sports network showcasing live events from across the nation.

Windstream

Windstream offers high-speed DSL Internet service in three packages. The basic package provides top download speeds of 3Mbps, comparable to lower tier cable connections. Customers can choose from higher speed packages of six or 12Mbps. New subscribers have the option of self-installing their modem, eliminating the need to schedule an appointment with a technician. Customers receive a one month free trial of an Internet security suite in addition to online file backup.

Clear Wireless Internet

Clear offers wireless Internet access to some parts of Omaha, Nebraska. View the company's coverage map (clear.com) to determine if the available network will meet your needs. Clear offers both home and mobile broadband choices. With the home option, a plug and play wireless modem provides an always-on connection to the Internet. Download speeds of 1.5Mbps or greater are possible through Clear's 4G network. Mobile plans allow customers to literally take the Internet with them. Customers can select bundled plans that include both home and mobile access.

WildBlue

Customers who don't have or want access to cable television or a landline phone can still receive broadband Internet. Satellite technology sends and receives data from a small dish mounted on or near the home. WildBlue offers three packages of satellite service to residents of Omaha. Start-up fees, such as shipping and handling, are generally more with satellite service than other options. Customers can choose from packages with download speeds of 512Kbps, 1Mbps and 1.5Mbps. WildBlue enforces monthly download limits to ensure that all subscribers receive their share of bandwidth. (see References 5)

About the Author

Josh Patrick has several years of teaching and training experience, both in the academy and the private sector. He presented original work at the 20th Century Literature Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Patrick worked for three years on the editorial board for "Inscape," his alma mater's literary magazine. He holds a Master of Library and Information Science.

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