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Internet providers in Columbia, MO

1. T-Mobile Home Internet
48% 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. Brightspeed.
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

Ltd avail/areas. 2000 Mbps not avail in all areas.

3. Spectrum
22% available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Get WiFi & Mobile FREE for 12 months with Spectrum One 

4. Mediacom
96% available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

Limited time offer: $100 credit on all internet packages. See terms for more info.

5. Air Link Rural Broadband
5% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
20Mbps
6. Socket Telecom
65% available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
7. RadioWire.net
74% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
8. Abundant Net
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL & Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
99Mbps
9. Consolidated Communications
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
20Mbps
1. Spectrum
22% available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Get WiFi & Mobile FREE for 12 months with Spectrum One 

2. Mediacom
96% available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

Limited time offer: $100 credit on all internet packages. See terms for more info.

3. Air Link Rural Broadband
5% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
20Mbps
4. Ooma
50% available in Columbia
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
5. Socket Telecom
65% available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
6. RadioWire.net
74% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
7. Abundant Net
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
99Mbps
8. Consolidated Communications
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
20Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

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2. Visible
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

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3. Verizon Wireless
55% available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
4. AT&T Wireless
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G Speeds may vary

User Rating
5. Tello Mobile
53% available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
Tello Mobile
4GLTE Speeds may vary

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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
$52.33/mo

Average speed
45.9 Mbps

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Columbia Residential Internet Coverage

The fifth largest city in Missouri, Columbia's homes are relatively expensive. Residents work in white-collar industries, largely using computers and math. Columbia is also a college town. Many of the well-educated residents work in the education sector, including at the college. They're also upper-middle class and enjoy low traffic. Columbia residents depend on internet to further their educational and career goals. Compared with 79% of Missouri, 98% of Columbia residents have access to high-speed internet.

Fiber optics have not yet reached the residential market. Cable internet is provided to 98% of Columbia homes by Mediacom. Charter also provides cable internet services to 17% of Columbia homes from the river to County Rd. 144. DSL is provided to 96% of Columbia residents by CenturyLink.

Local businesses have two other options. Copper wire from TW Telecom and fiber optics from Level 3 Communications each reach 1% of commercial enterprises.

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Average download speed
45.87 Mbps

Average upload speed
41.44 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
58.32 ms

Average jitter
23.51 ms

 

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Internet Provider Availability Map

Learn more about T-Mobile Home Internet

Learn more about Brightspeed.

Learn more about Spectrum

Learn more about Mediacom

Learn more about Air Link Rural Broadband

Learn more about Socket Telecom

Learn more about RadioWire.net

Learn more about Abundant Net

Learn more about Consolidated Communications

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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 4.0/5 View Plans for T-Mobile Home Internet
Brightspeed. Fiber 2000 Mbps 3.3/5 View Plans for Brightspeed.
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.5/5 View Plans for Spectrum
Mediacom Cable 1000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Mediacom
Air Link Rural Broadband Fixed Wireless 20 Mbps N/A View Plans for Air Link Rural Broadband
Socket Telecom DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps N/A View Plans for Socket Telecom
RadioWire.net Fixed Wireless 10 Mbps 0.5/5 View Plans for RadioWire.net
Abundant Net DSL & Wireless LTE 99 Mbps N/A View Plans for Abundant Net
Consolidated Communications DSL 20 Mbps 2.0/5 View Plans for Consolidated Communications

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.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Columbia

Don't worry, you're not alone out there. Read some reviews from verified customers to get the real scoop
on internet providers in Columbia.

Spectrum

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Sandra M | 07-02-2024

I have been with Spectrum for 4 yrs. The service was fair because it kept going out and had to reboot. About 1 yr ago guess they found the problem at last and service was better We went with this service because it was the only one available at the time When another provider came we decided to switch. Higher speed and lower cost I’m very disappointed in spectrum. They charged me for a month when I only used their service for 2 days. Apparently they do not prorate this was after I asked them to disconnect and returned their equipment. So beware of this. It was an 80 dollar bill I do not want to pay

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Spectrum

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Brandon N | 07-26-2023

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This is by far the most awful ISP I've ever had in my life. Frequent outages, rude and slow customer service, occasionally spotty internet and often slow speeds. Definitely try to get another ISP in your area if possible. If not possible, be prepared to spend way too much money, deal with customer service reps trying to sell you something you don't need for the worst internet in America.

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Virginia N | 07-19-2023

I'm in an outage more than I am able to use my services. When asked about a credit, they determine whether or not you get the credit. If your service is out for 4 hours or more you're eligible for the credit, but I'd much rather be able to use my internet, wifi services and at least watch my TV. I WOULD NOT recommend Spectrum.

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Mediacom

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Jennifer S | 12-23-2016

Mediacom high speed internet is the WORST! If you live in Columbia, MO you are basically forced to use them for your high speed internet needs. I have been a customer for over 15 years and have NEVER had good service. I constantly check competitors to see if there is a company I can switch to. I pay for 100 down/ 10 up and the best I have ever gotten is 28 down/ 3 up. Service goes out completely for days at a time and when you call they do the exact same trouble shooting procedure then set you up with an appointment. Problem is they NEVER fix the actual problem. They hook up to the modem and say it is working now. (NO CRAP!!!) I have had more than one technician and service man tell me the problem is down the line and the whole neighborhood has problem BUT they don't fix it. They just keep pocketing our money and KNOWINGLY give us substandard to NONEXISTENT service. SHAME ON YOU MEDIACOM!

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Craig C | 10-02-2016

Horrendous customer service & internet reliability. If there were any alternative in COMO I'd switch. Days without service and latency/speed issues every day after 5pm make them a complete waste of time. When I requested assistance to troubleshoot my intermittent service they said they could have someone out, in a week. If you call in the evenings you get the finest of customer service, from India.

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CenturyLink

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Jessica M | 07-26-2014

Most of the time, CenturyLink has fairly fast internet. It's good enough for my family and I to all use it at the same time without issue. That said, their prices are a bit exorbitant, and bad weather can slow the speeds to a crawl.

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