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Internet providers in Jefferson City, MO

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Jefferson City, MO internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL86%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic65%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable4.477%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
Socket Telecom $84.95 -DSL57%
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Jefferson City internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Jefferson City is slightly higher than the rest of Missouri - 90%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Jefferson City area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Jefferson City residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 60% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Jefferson City, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are eight internet providers serving the Jefferson City area, and 99.79% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Jefferson City's eight internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Jefferson City

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Viasat 11 Mbps 4 Mbps Satellite
Mediacom 136 Mbps 17 Mbps Cable
HughesNet 47 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Optimum 69 Mbps 4 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 93 Mbps 140 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Jefferson City

The largest internet providers in Jefferson City are CenturyLink and Mediacom bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Jefferson City.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Jefferson City residents, covering 86% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from CenturyLink, which covers 65% of the area. Jefferson City’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 100% of Jefferson City residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

86%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Jefferson City covering 86% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Jefferson City 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Jefferson City, $53.56.

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 Jefferson City, $0.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Jefferson City. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Jefferson City's providers, 310 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

65%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Jefferson City covering 65% 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 Jefferson City than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Jefferson City, $53.56.

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 Jefferson City, $0.67.

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 Jefferson City. These download speeds are available to 65% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Jefferson City's providers, 310 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to all households in Jefferson City covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Jefferson City, $53.56.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Jefferson City, $0.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Mediacom offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Jefferson City. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Jefferson City's providers, 310 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Optimum is the fastest internet provider in Jefferson City with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 4.477% of households in Jefferson City. The next fastest internet provider in Jefferson City is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Jefferson City with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Jefferson City, $53.56.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Jefferson City, covering 65% of the city. Sho-Me Technologies also offers fiber internet in Jefferson City and is available to 34% of households.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

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.

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