Internet providers in
Columbia, MD

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5+ Mbps
  • Regular browsing
  • Music streaming
  • Ideal for 1 person
10+ Mbps
  • HD video streaming
  • Casual gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 people
20+ Mbps
  • Ultra HD streaming
  • Frequent gaming
  • Ideal for 2-4 people
40+ Mbps
  • Simultaneous HD streaming
  • Simultaneous gaming
  • Ideal for 4+

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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.

 
1. Verizon
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Fiber
Download/Upload
speeds up to

940/880Mbps
2. Xfinity
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
200Mbps
3. Viasat
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. Windstream
Available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Atlantic Broadband
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
6. FiberLight
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
1. Xfinity
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
200Mbps
2. Viasat
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
3. Windstream
Available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL, Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
4. Earthlink
Available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
5. Broadview Networks, Inc
Available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
6. One Communications
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
7. XO Communications
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
8. Megapath
Available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
9. FiberLight
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
10. TW Telecom
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
11. Allied Telecom Group, LLC
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
12. Level 3 Communications
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. AT&T
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4GLTE
2. Sprint
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
Sprint
4GLTE
3. T-Mobile
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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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.

Internet Provider types in Columbia


Cable

98%
Coverage

DSL

87%
Coverage

Fiber

96%
Coverage

Internet Provider availability in Columbia,MD


3 Mbps
100%
availability

10 Mbps
100%
availability

25 Mbps
99%
availability
Broadband internet availability
(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)
99%
Columbia
79%
USA

Summary of Columbia Internet Providers

ProviderTypeDownload speeds up toUser Rating
VerizonFiber940 MbpsN/A
XfinityCable200 Mbps3.5/5
ViasatSatellite25 MbpsN/A
WindstreamDSL & Other Copper Wireline100 Mbps3.0/5
Atlantic BroadbandCable100 Mbps3.0/5
FiberLightFiber100 MbpsN/A
Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.
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