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Internet providers in Columbus, MS

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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic2.052%
AT&T $30 100 - 25 MbpsDSL81%
Sparklight $30 15 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
TEC $49.95 4 - 24 MbpsDSL65%
C Spire $70 -Fiber-optic53%
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Columbus internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Columbus 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 Columbus area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Columbus residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 87% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 53% of those living in Columbus.

There are six internet providers serving the Columbus area, and 88.72% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Columbus's six internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Columbus

The largest internet providers in Columbus are AT&T, Sparklight, and TEC bringing DSL and cable options to Columbus.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Columbus residents, covering 81% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Sparklight, which covers 100% of the area. Columbus’s third most-available internet provider, TEC, offers DSL to around 65% of Columbus residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

81%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Columbus covering 81% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Columbus 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $48.32.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbus, $0.93.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Columbus. These download speeds are available to 81% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Columbus's providers, 422 Mbps.

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Sparklight cable internet

Provider
Sparklight
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Sparklight offers broadband to all households in Columbus covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Sparklight start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $48.32.

Sparklight customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbus, $0.93.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sparklight offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Columbus. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbus's providers, 422 Mbps.

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TEC DSL internet

Provider

TEC

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

65%

DSL from TEC offers broadband to most households in Columbus covering 65% of the area.

DSL internet from TEC uses telephone lines in Columbus 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 TEC start at $49.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $48.32.

TEC customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 4 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $12.49 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbus, $0.93.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, TEC offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Columbus. These download speeds are available to 65% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Columbus's providers, 422 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Columbus and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Columbus at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Columbus at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Columbus residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Columbus with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 2.052% of households in Columbus. The next fastest internet provider in Columbus is Sparklight, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Columbus with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $48.32.

C Spire is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Columbus, covering 53% of the city. AT&T also offers fiber internet in Columbus and is available to 2.052% of households.

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.

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.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.