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Internet providers in Columbus, TX

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Columbus, TX internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL100%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Rise Broadband $29.95 25 - 250 MbpsWireless100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Columbus internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Columbus is comparable to the rest of Texas - 91%, 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 99% 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 99.59% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Columbus's eight internet providers, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Columbus

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 134 Mbps 14 Mbps Cable
Viasat 10 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
AT&T 23 Mbps 5 Mbps DSL
HughesNet 6 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Rise Broadband 17 Mbps 6 Mbps Wireless

Top high-speed internet providers in Columbus

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Columbus residents, covering 100% 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, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Columbus residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in Columbus covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T 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 AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $52.97.

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 Columbus, $0.96.

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 2 Mbps in Columbus. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbus's providers, 32 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 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $52.97.

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 Columbus, $0.96.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Columbus. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbus's providers, 32 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Columbus covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Columbus 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $52.97.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, 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, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Columbus. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Columbus's providers, 32 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Columbus with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Columbus. The next fastest internet provider in Columbus is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps* to 100% of the area.

Rise Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Columbus with plans starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $52.97.

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.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

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.

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.