Internet providers in Columbus, WI

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Columbus internet service at a glance

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

The vast majority of those living in the Columbus area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Columbus residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% 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 five internet providers serving the Columbus area, and 99.61% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Columbus's five internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

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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*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $52.49.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbus, $1.19.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 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, 44 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 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, $52.49.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbus, $1.19.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Columbus. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Columbus's providers, 44 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 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $52.49.

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 higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbus, $1.19.

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, 44 Mbps.

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Columbus, WI internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 25 MbpsDSL100%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Netwurx - -Wireless87%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Columbus with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Columbus. The next fastest internet provider in Columbus is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Columbus with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Columbus, $52.49.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

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.

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.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.