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Internet providers in Columbus, NE

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Columbus, NE internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 -DSL92%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 100 MbpsCable100%
Megavision - -DSL11%
Eagle Communications - -Cable4.133%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Columbus internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Columbus is comparable to the rest of Nebraska - 94%, 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 92% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Columbus, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are eight internet providers serving the Columbus area, and 92.88% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Columbus's eight internet providers, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Columbus

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 90 Mbps 28 Mbps Cable
Rise Broadband 19 Mbps 6 Mbps Wireless
Eagle Communications 84 Mbps 34 Mbps Cable
Frontier 8 Mbps 1 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Columbus

The largest internet providers in Columbus are Frontier, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Columbus.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Columbus residents, covering 92% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Columbus’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Columbus residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

92%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Columbus covering 92% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier 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 Frontier start at $54.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $51.49.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Columbus. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Columbus's providers, 30 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Spectrum’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 Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $51.49.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbus, $0.70.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Columbus. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Columbus's providers, 30 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 significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $51.49.

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, $0.70.

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 about the same as the average max speeds from all Columbus's providers, 30 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Columbus with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Columbus. The next fastest internet provider in Columbus is Eagle Communications, offering download speeds up to 50 Mbps to 4.133% of the area.

Rise Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Columbus with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $51.49.

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.

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.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

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.