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Internet providers in 65202

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65202 internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable34%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL92%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic15%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable93%
Socket Telecom $84.95 -DSL54%
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65202 internet service at a glance

At 95%, broadband coverage in the 65202 ZIP code is comparable to the rest of Missouri - 90%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the 65202 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 92% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 59% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 12% of those living in the 65202 ZIP code.

There are nine internet providers serving the 65202 area, and 96.56% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among nine internet providers in 65202, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Columbia

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Mediacom 165 Mbps 19 Mbps Cable
Spectrum 153 Mbps 14 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 27 Mbps 15 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 65202

The largest internet providers serving the 65202 ZIP code are Spectrum and CenturyLink bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to many in the 65202 ZIP code, covering 34% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 92% of the area. Columbia’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 15% of residents in the 65202 ZIP code.

Spectrum cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

34%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 65202 ZIP code, covering 34% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 65202 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $55.24.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $0.57.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in 65202 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 34% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 532 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

92%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 65202 ZIP code, covering 92% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink 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 CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $55.24.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $0.57.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 65202 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, 532 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

15%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 65202 ZIP code, covering 15% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from CenturyLink is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout 65202 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $55.24.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $0.57.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in 65202 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 15% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 532 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 65202 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 65202 and the greater Columbia area. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Columbia at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Columbia at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 65202 ZIP, 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 $64.99 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 cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 65202 frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 65202 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 34% of households in 65202. The next fastest internet provider in the 65202 ZIP code is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 93% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 65202 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $55.24.

Sho-Me Technologies is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 65202 ZIP code, covering 20% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in 65202 and is available to 15% of households.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

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.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.