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Internet providers in Columbia, MS

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Columbia, MS internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL98%
C Spire - -Fiber-optic64%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Columbia internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Columbia is comparable to the rest of Mississippi - 95%, 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 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 1.560% of those living in Columbia.

There are four internet providers serving the Columbia area, and 62.22% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Columbia's four internet providers, prices start at $55 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Columbia

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 8 Mbps 1 Mbps DSL
Viasat 11 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
HughesNet 12 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in Columbia

The largest internet providers in Columbia are AT&T, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing DSL and satellite options to Columbia.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Columbia residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Columbia’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Columbia residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Columbia covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T 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 AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $63.33.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $3.96.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in Columbia. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 18 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $63.33.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $3.96.

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 about the same as the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 18 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$69.99/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Columbia covering 100% of the area.

Viasat 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 Viasat start at $69.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $63.33.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.83 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $3.96.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Columbia. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 18 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Columbia with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Columbia. The next fastest internet provider in Columbia is Viasat, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 100% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Columbia with plans starting at $55/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $63.33.

C Spire is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Columbia, covering 64% of the city.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

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.

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.