Internet providers in Columbia, IL

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Columbia internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Columbia is comparable to the rest of Illinois - 95%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Columbia area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Columbia residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 3.570% of those living in Columbia.

There are seven internet providers serving the Columbia area, and 99.47% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Columbia's seven internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Columbia

The largest internet providers in Columbia are Spectrum, HughesNet, and ViaSat, Inc. bringing cable and satellite options to Columbia.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Columbia residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Columbia’s third most-available internet provider, ViaSat, Inc., offers satellite to around 100% of Columbia residents.

Spectrum cable internet

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

120 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Columbia covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $44.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $1.32.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 120 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Columbia. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 289 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Columbia covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Columbia where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $44.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $1.32.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Columbia. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 289 Mbps.

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ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet

Provider

ViaSat, Inc.

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from ViaSat, Inc. offers broadband to all households in Columbia covering 100% of the area.

ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Columbia where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for ViaSat, Inc. start at $50/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $44.99.

ViaSat, Inc. customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $1.32.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ViaSat, Inc. offers download speeds up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Columbia. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 289 Mbps.

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Columbia, IL internet providers

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Provider
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 120 Mbps Cable 99%
Mediacom $19.99/mo. 60 - 1,000 Mbps Cable 2.737%
HTC Holding Co. - - DSL 96%
HTC Holding Co. - - Fiber-optic 3.565%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Columbia with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 2.737% of households in Columbia. The next fastest internet provider in Columbia is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 120 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Columbia with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $44.99.

HTC Holding Co. is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Columbia, covering 3.565% of the city.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

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.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.