Internet providers in Columbia, TN

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Columbia, TN internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic3.535%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL99%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable99%
Columbia Power and Water Systems - -Cable90%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Columbia internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Columbia is comparable to the rest of Tennessee - 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 DSL, which covers 99% of Columbia residents. Cable 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 3.530% of those living in Columbia.

There are five internet providers serving the Columbia area, and 98.52% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Columbia's five internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Columbia

The largest internet providers in Columbia are AT&T, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Columbia.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Columbia residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 99% of the area. Columbia’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Columbia residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in Columbia covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T 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 AT&T start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $46.25.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $0.63.

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 Columbia. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 353 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Columbia covering 99% of the area.

Spectrum’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 Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $46.25.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $0.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Columbia. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 353 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, $46.25.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $0.63.

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 much slower than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 353 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Columbia with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 3.535% of households in Columbia. The next fastest internet provider in Columbia is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 99% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Columbia with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $46.25.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Columbia, covering 3.535% of the city.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

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.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.