Internet providers in Columbus, NE

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Columbus, NE internet providers

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Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL92%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable100%
Megavision $49.95 0.384 - 3 MbpsDSL11%
Eagle Communications $25.00 25 - 50 MbpsCable4.133%
HughesNet $59.99 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.

Top high-speed internet providers in Columbus

The largest internet providers in Columbus are Frontier, Spectrum, and Megavision bringing DSL and cable 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, Megavision, offers DSL to around 11% of Columbus residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/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 $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $42.99.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbus, $0.96.

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, 35 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/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 $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $42.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbus, $0.96.

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, 35 Mbps.

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Megavision DSL internet

Provider

Megavision

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

3 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

11%

DSL from Megavision offers broadband to a limited number of households in Columbus covering 11% of the area.

DSL internet from Megavision 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 Megavision start at $49.95/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $42.99.

Megavision customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 0.384 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $130.08 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbus, $0.96.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Megavision offers download speeds up to 3 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Columbus. These download speeds are available to 11% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Columbus's providers, 35 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 and DSL 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 higher than average in Columbus at $50/mo. for speeds up to 5 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

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.

Eagle Communications 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, $42.99.

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.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

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.

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.