Internet providers in Columbus, IN

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Columbus, IN internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic2.961%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL99%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable98%
Smithville Holding Company, Inc. - -Fiber-optic1.006%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Columbus internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Columbus is comparable to the rest of Indiana - 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 DSL, which covers 99% of Columbus residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 3.970% of those living in Columbus.

There are six internet providers serving the Columbus area, and 97.94% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Columbus's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Columbus

The largest internet providers in Columbus are AT&T, Xfinity, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Columbus.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Columbus residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 98% of the area. Columbus’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Columbus residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in Columbus covering 99% 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $42.49.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbus, $0.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Columbus. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Columbus's providers, 525 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Columbus covering 98% of the area.

Xfinity’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 Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $42.49.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbus, $0.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 987 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Columbus. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbus's providers, 525 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 Columbus covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Columbus 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 Columbus, $42.49.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbus, $0.67.

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 Columbus. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Columbus's providers, 525 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Columbus with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 2.961% of households in Columbus. The next fastest internet provider in Columbus is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 98% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Columbus with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $42.49.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Columbus, covering 2.961% of the city. Smithville Holding Company, Inc. also offers fiber internet in Columbus and is available to 1.006% of households.

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.

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.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.