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Internet providers in 29229

Find internet providers serving the 29229 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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29229 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic30%
AT&T $55.00 25 - 75 MbpsDSL99%
Spectrum $49.99 300-1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Windstream $37.00 15 - 75 MbpsFiber-optic5.920%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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29229 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 29229 ZIP code is comparable to the rest of South Carolina - 97%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the 29229 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 36% of those living in the 29229 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 29229 area, and 99.68% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 29229, prices start at $37 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Columbia

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Windstream 38 Mbps 20 Mbps Fiber-optic
Spectrum 177 Mbps 16 Mbps Cable
AT&T 176 Mbps 140 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in 29229

The largest internet providers serving the 29229 ZIP code are AT&T and Spectrum bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all in the 29229 ZIP code, covering 99% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 30% of the area. Columbia’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of residents in the 29229 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in the 29229 ZIP code, covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines 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 Columbia, $54.39.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.20 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $0.68.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 29229 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 257 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

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

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

30%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 29229 ZIP code, covering 30% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from AT&T is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout 29229 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $54.39.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.20 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $0.68.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in 29229 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 30% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 257 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in the 29229 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 29229 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 Columbia, $54.39.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 1,000 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 Columbia, $0.68.

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 29229 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 257 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 29229 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 29229 and the greater Columbia area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Columbia at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Columbia at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 29229 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 29229 frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 29229 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 29229. The next fastest internet provider in the 29229 ZIP code is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 30% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in the 29229 ZIP with service starting at $37/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $54.39.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 29229 ZIP code, covering 30% of the city. Windstream also offers fiber internet in 29229 and is available to 5.920% of households.

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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.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.