Internet providers in Columbia, PA

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Columbia internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Columbia is comparable to the rest of Pennsylvania - 98%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Columbia area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Columbia residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 21% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Columbia, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the Columbia area, and 20.48% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Columbia's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 200 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Columbia

The largest internet providers in Columbia are Xfinity, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to Columbia.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all Columbia residents, covering 100% of households. Some will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 20% of the area. Columbia’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Columbia residents.

Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Columbia covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $47.24.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $4.72.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Columbia. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 66 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

20%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to some, but not many households in Columbia covering 20% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Columbia 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 CenturyLink start at $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $47.24.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $4.72.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Columbia. These download speeds are available to 20% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 66 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 Columbia covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Columbia 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 significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $47.24.

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 lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $4.72.

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 Columbia. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 66 Mbps.

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Columbia, PA internet providers

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Provider
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 200 Mbps Cable 100%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 25 Mbps DSL 20%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 12 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Columbia with download speeds up to 200 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Columbia. The next fastest internet provider in Columbia is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 20% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Columbia with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $47.24.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.