Internet providers in Columbus, MS

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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 $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Columbus

The largest internet providers in Columbus are AT&T, HughesNet, and ViaSat, Inc. bringing DSL and satellite 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 satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Columbus’s third most-available internet provider, ViaSat, Inc., offers satellite to around 100% of Columbus residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $53.33.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbus, $0.75.

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, 354 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Columbus covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Columbus 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $53.33.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbus, $0.75.

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 Columbus. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Columbus's providers, 354 Mbps.

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ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet

Provider

ViaSat, Inc.

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from ViaSat, Inc. offers broadband to all households in Columbus covering 100% of the area.

ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Columbus 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, Inc. start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $53.33.

ViaSat, Inc. customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbus, $0.75.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ViaSat, Inc. offers download speeds up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Columbus. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Columbus's providers, 354 Mbps.

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Columbus, MS internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 1,000 Mbps Fiber-optic 2.052%
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 25 Mbps DSL 81%
Cable One, Inc. - - Cable 100%
Telephone Electronics Corporation - - DSL 65%
Telapex, Inc. - - Fiber-optic 53%
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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 Cable One, Inc., 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 $49.99/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $53.33.

Telapex, Inc. 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.

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.

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.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.