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Internet providers in 38401

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38401 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL97%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic2.070%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable98%
Columbia Power and Water System $50.00 200 - 1,000 MbpsCable67%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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38401 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 38401 ZIP code 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 38401 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 99% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 48% of those living in the 38401 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 38401 area, and 96.88% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 38401, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Columbia

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 211 Mbps 165 Mbps DSL
Viasat 9 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
HughesNet 12 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Columbia Power and Water System 143 Mbps 30 Mbps Cable
Spectrum 124 Mbps 21 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 38401

The largest internet providers serving the 38401 ZIP code are AT&T, Spectrum, and Columbia Power and Water System bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all in the 38401 ZIP code, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 98% of the area. Columbia’s third most-available internet provider, Columbia Power and Water System, offers cable to around 67% of residents in the 38401 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

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

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in the 38401 ZIP code, covering 97% 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, $57.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $0.52.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 38401 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 302 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

20 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 38401 ZIP code, covering 98% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 38401 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $57.99.

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 Columbia, $0.52.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 38401 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 302 Mbps.

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Columbia Power and Water System cable internet

Provider

Columbia Power and Water System

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

67%

Cable from Columbia Power and Water System offers broadband to most households in the 38401 ZIP code, covering 67% of the area.

Columbia Power and Water System’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 38401 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Columbia Power and Water System start at $50/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $57.99.

Columbia Power and Water System customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia, $0.52.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Columbia Power and Water System offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 38401 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 67% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbia's providers, 302 Mbps.

Check availability Call us: (844) 512-2720

Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 38401 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 38401 and the greater Columbia area. HughesNet starting prices are 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 $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 38401 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 38401 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 38401 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in 38401. The next fastest internet provider in the 38401 ZIP code is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 2.070% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in the 38401 ZIP with service starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Columbia, $57.99.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 38401 ZIP code, covering 2.070% of the city.

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.

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.

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.