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Internet providers in Columbus, MS

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Columbus, MS internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL81%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic2.052%
Sparklight $45.00 200 - 940 MbpsCable100%
Bay Springs Telephone Company - -DSL65%
C Spire - -Fiber-optic53%
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Columbus internet service at a glance

At 99%, 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 97% of Columbus residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 90% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 23% 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 $45 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Columbus

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 110 Mbps 91 Mbps DSL
HughesNet 12 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Sparklight 80 Mbps 13 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Columbus

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

AT&T DSL internet

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

5,000 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $58.75.

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, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbus, $0.92.

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 5 Mbps in Columbus. These download speeds are available to 81% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbus's providers, 516 Mbps.

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Sparklight cable internet

Provider

Sparklight

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

940 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 $45/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $58.75.

Sparklight customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.23 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbus, $0.92.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sparklight offers download speeds up to 940 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, 516 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 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $58.75.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbus, $0.92.

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, 516 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Columbus with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 81% of households in Columbus. The next fastest internet provider in Columbus is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 2.052% of the area.

Sparklight offers the cheapest internet in Columbus with plans starting at $45/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $58.75.

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.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

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