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Internet providers in Columbus, GA

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Columbus, GA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL83%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic6.784%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable40%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable79%
WOW! $29.99 200 - 1,200 MbpsCable91%
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Columbus internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Columbus is comparable to the rest of Georgia - 95%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Columbus area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Columbus residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 84% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 37% of those living in Columbus.

There are six internet providers serving the Columbus area, and 95.24% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Columbus's six internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Columbus

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Mediacom 163 Mbps 20 Mbps Cable
AT&T 215 Mbps 164 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 93 Mbps 19 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Columbus

The largest internet providers in Columbus are AT&T, Spectrum, and Mediacom bringing DSL and cable options to Columbus.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Columbus residents, covering 83% of households. Some will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 40% of the area. Columbus’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 79% of Columbus residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

83%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Columbus covering 83% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Columbus to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $48.33.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbus, $0.34.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Columbus. These download speeds are available to 83% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbus's providers, 569 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

40%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to about half of households in Columbus covering 40% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Columbus residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $48.33.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbus, $0.34.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Columbus. These download speeds are available to 40% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbus's providers, 569 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

79%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to most households in Columbus covering 79% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Columbus residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $48.33.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbus, $0.34.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Mediacom offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Columbus. These download speeds are available to 79% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbus's providers, 569 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Columbus, you’ll likely have options from cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Columbus, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Columbus and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Columbus at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Columbus at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Columbus residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Columbus with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 83% of households in Columbus. The next fastest internet provider in Columbus is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 6.784% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Columbus with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $48.33.

WOW! is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Columbus, covering 91% of the city. AT&T also offers fiber internet in Columbus and is available to 6.784% of households.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.