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Internet providers in Columbia, MD

1. T-Mobile Home Internet
75% available in Columbia
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
245Mbps

Order online and get a $200 prepaid Mastercard when you switch to T-Mobile Home Internet.

2. EarthLink.
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

Receive a $200 Mastercard with the 300mbps Dedicated Fiber Internet Plan.T&C Apply

3. Xfinity
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1200Mbps

Get fast, reliable internet with Wifi equipment included for $25/mo for 2 years - valid in WI, MN, MO, KS, TX, CO, ID, UT, AZ, NM, CA, OR & WA only. Offer valid until 3/21.

4. Verizon Home Internet
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
5G Home, DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2048Mbps

User Rating(14)
5. Hughesnet
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(220)

New unlimited data plans: Order now and receive a $100 Prepaid Card via rebate (terms apply). Offer expires 3/27/24.

6. Viasat
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
7. FiberLight
24% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
1. Comcast Business
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating(40)
2. Verizon Home Internet
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2048Mbps

User Rating(14)
3. Earthlink Business
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
4. Hughesnet
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(220)

New unlimited data plans: Order now and receive a $100 Prepaid Card via rebate (terms apply). Offer expires 3/27/24.

5. Viasat
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
6. Ooma
50% available in Columbia
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
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7. Allied Telecom Group, LLC
7% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. Zayo Group
15% available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. Believe Wireless, LLC
20% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
10. FiberLight
24% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
1. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
2. Verizon Wireless
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
3. AT&T Wireless
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G Speeds may vary

User Rating
4. Mint
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
5. Visible
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating

What’s a good internet speed?

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0–5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email
  • Streaming music on one device
  • Searching on Google

5–40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device
  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime
  • Online gaming for one player

40–100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices
  • Multiplayer online gaming
  • Downloading large files

100–500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens
  • Downloading files quickly
  • Gaming online for multiple players

500–1,000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

Internet in Columbia

Moving towns or switching internet providers can be confusing and stressful. Comparing internet providers against the averages in the Columbia area can help you choose the right internet and get back to your life.

Average starting price
$76.25/mo

Average speed
225.6 Mbps

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Columbia Residential Internet Coverage

With nearly 92% of Columbia residents working in white collar jobs, the town has come to count on reliable internet for both work and pleasure. Due to the long commutes, many people take advantage of public transportation and the WiFi services they provide to make good use of their commute time.

Given the high demand for constant connection, Verizon Fios offers fiber optic connections to 96% of Columbia, including the Simpsonville and Thunder Hill Road/Lightning View Road neighborhoods.

Cable internet is also popular in this area with Xfinity providing connections to 98% of residents. Atlantic Broadband covers the 2% of residents who want cable internet, but cannot connect with Xfinity.

Businesses in Columbia follow the trends of residential consumers. Verizon Fios fiber optics are available to 96% of Columbia businesses, both large and small. Cable internet from Xfinity comes in slightly higher with the business market at 98%. Copper wire from Megpath reaches 90% of businesses, making it a viable option for those who need it.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in Columbia

Average download speed
225.59 Mbps

Average upload speed
63.84 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
12.95 ms

Average jitter
21.89 ms

 

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Summary of Columbia internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 245 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for T-Mobile Home Internet
EarthLink. Fiber 1000 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for EarthLink.
Xfinity Cable 1200 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Xfinity
Verizon Home Internet 5G Home, DSL & Fiber 2048 Mbps 4/5 View Plans for Verizon Home Internet
Hughesnet Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Hughesnet
Viasat Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Viasat
FiberLight Fiber 100 Mbps N/A View Plans for FiberLight

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

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