26 April 2004

I recently went ISP shopping and I have decided to aid my fellow citizens of Hastings. Here is a list of local ISP’s which offer high-speed internet.

Wired ISPs

ISP Type Packages (Download/Upload) Limitations
Alltel xDSL DSL Lite: 256 kbps / 64 kbps
DSL Tier 1 - 1536 kbps / 128 kbps
DSL Tier 3 - 1536 kbps / 768 kbps
SDSL 512 kbps / 512 kbps
None Known
Charter Communications Cable 384 kbps / 128 kbps
768 kbps / 128 kbps (Possibly discontinued)
1.5 Mbps / 128 kbps
No Servers (FTP, HTTP, SSH or otherwise) on residental lines
Internet Nebraska xDSL
DSL Lite: 256 kbps / 64 kbps
DSL Tier 1 - 768 kbps / 128 kbps
DSL Tier 2 - 1536 kbps / 256 kbps
DSL Tier 3 - 1536 kbps / 768 kbps  
Monthly transfer quotas (see website for more information)

Wireless ISPs

ISP Packages (Download/Upload) Limitations
Glenwood Telephone Communication Company (GTMC)    
KDS Internet    
DTN Speednet (Formerly Prairie Inet) Package 1: 300 kbps symmetric
Package 2: 300 kbps (min) up to 1.5 mbps symmetric
No Servers

Towers for the Wireless ISPs in Hastings are as follows: Hastings Tower Locations

  • GTMC: Garvey Grain Elevator
  • KDSI: Custom Pack
  • DTN SpeedNet (unknown)