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Internet providers in Columbia, KY

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Columbia, KY internet providers

Provider
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL99%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.321%
Duo County Telecom $79.95 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable97%
Duo County Telecom $79.95 300 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic39%
Duo County Telecom $79.95 300 - 1,000 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 100% of Columbia residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 78% 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 $64.99 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Columbia

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Windstream 63 Mbps 42 Mbps DSL
HughesNet 9 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in Columbia

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

Cable internet from Duo County Telecom is available to nearly all Columbia residents, covering 97% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from Duo County Telecom, which covers 39% of the area. Columbia’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Columbia residents.

Duo County Telecom cable internet

Provider

Duo County Telecom

Starting price*
$79.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $71.64.

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, $0.23.

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 10 Mbps in Columbia. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 387 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $71.64.

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, $0.23.

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, 387 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/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 $64.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $71.64.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $0.23.

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, 387 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in Columbia with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Columbia. The next fastest internet provider in Columbia is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 0.321% of the area.

HughesNet offers the cheapest internet in Columbia with plans starting at $64.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $71.64.

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.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.