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Internet providers in Columbia, KY

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Columbia, KY internet providers

Provider
Windstream $19.99 15 - 100 MbpsDSL99%
Windstream $75.00 15 - 50 MbpsFiber-optic0.321%
Duo County Telecom $79.95 300 - 100 MbpsCable97%
Duo County Telecom $79.95 300 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic39%
Duo County Telecom $79.95 300 - 12 MbpsDSL2.831%
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Columbia internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Columbia is comparable to the rest of Kentucky - 98%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Columbia area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Columbia residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 39% of those living in Columbia.

There are five internet providers serving the Columbia area, and 97.01% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Columbia's five internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Columbia

The largest internet providers in Columbia are Windstream and Duo County Telecom bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to Columbia.

DSL internet from Windstream is available to nearly all Columbia residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Duo County Telecom, which covers 97% of the area. Columbia’s third most-available internet provider, Duo County Telecom, offers fiber-optic to around 39% of Columbia residents.

Windstream DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to all households in Columbia covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines in Columbia 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 Windstream start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $47.98.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.33 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $0.25.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 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, 265 Mbps.

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Duo County Telecom cable internet

Provider

Duo County Telecom

Starting price*
$79.95/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Duo County Telecom offers broadband to nearly all households in Columbia covering 97% of the area.

Duo County Telecom’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 Duo County Telecom start at $79.95/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $47.98.

Duo County Telecom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.27 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $0.25.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Duo County Telecom offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Columbia. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 265 Mbps.

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Duo County Telecom fiber-optic internet

Provider

Duo County Telecom

Starting price*
$79.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

39%

Fiber-optic from Duo County Telecom offers broadband to some, but not many households in Columbia covering 39% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Duo County Telecom is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Columbia than other internet types.

Internet prices for Duo County Telecom start at $79.95/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $47.98.

Duo County Telecom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.27 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $0.25.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Duo County Telecom offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Columbia. These download speeds are available to 39% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 265 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Columbia and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Columbia at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Columbia at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Columbia residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Columbia may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Columbia DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Duo County Telecom is the fastest internet provider in Columbia with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 39% of households in Columbia. The next fastest internet provider in Columbia is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Windstream 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, $47.98.

Duo County Telecom is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Columbia, covering 39% of the city. Windstream also offers fiber internet in Columbia and is available to 0.321% of households.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.