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Internet providers in 42728

Find internet providers serving the 42728 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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42728 internet providers

Provider
Windstream $19.99 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL92%
Windstream $75.00 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.320%
Duo County Telecom $79.95 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable65%
Duo County Telecom $79.95 300 - 1,000 MbpsDSL25%
Duo County Telecom $79.95 300 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic16%
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42728 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 42728 ZIP code 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 42728 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 67% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 51% of those living in the 42728 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 42728 area, and 75.04% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 42728, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Columbia

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

Top high-speed internet providers in 42728

The largest internet providers serving the 42728 ZIP code are Windstream and Duo County Telecom bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Windstream is available to nearly all in the 42728 ZIP code, covering 92% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Duo County Telecom, which covers 65% of the area. Columbia’s third most-available internet provider, Duo County Telecom, offers DSL to around 25% of residents in the 42728 ZIP code.

Windstream DSL internet

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

2,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

92%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to nearly all households in the 42728 ZIP code, covering 92% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines 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, $71.64.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.10 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $0.21.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in 42728 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 341 Mbps.

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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

65%

Cable from Duo County Telecom offers broadband to most households in the 42728 ZIP code, covering 65% of the area.

Duo County Telecom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 42728 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, $0.21.

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 42728 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 65% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 341 Mbps.

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Duo County Telecom DSL internet

Provider

Duo County Telecom

Starting price*
$79.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

25%

DSL from Duo County Telecom offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 42728 ZIP code, covering 25% of the area.

DSL internet from Duo County Telecom uses telephone lines 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 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, $0.21.

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 Mbps in 42728 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 25% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 341 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 42728 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 42728 and the greater Columbia area. HughesNet starting prices are lower than average in Columbia at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Columbia at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 42728 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 42728 frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in the 42728 ZIP code with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 92% of households in 42728. The next fastest internet provider in the 42728 ZIP code is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 0.320% of the area.

HughesNet offers the cheapest internet in the 42728 ZIP with service 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 serving the 42728 ZIP code, covering 16% of the city. Windstream also offers fiber internet in 42728 and is available to 0.320% of households.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

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.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.