Internet providers in Columbia, MO

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1. CenturyLink
98% available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
80Mbps
2. Spectrum
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
3. Mediacom
98% available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
4. Viasat
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
5. HughesNet
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
1. CenturyLink
98% available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
80Mbps
2. Spectrum
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
3. Mediacom
98% available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
4. Viasat
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
5. HughesNet
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
6. Air Link Rural Broadband
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Wireless
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
7. RadioWire.net
58% available in Columbia
Connection:
Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
1. AT&T
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4GLTE

User Rating Info
2. Sprint
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
Sprint
4GLTE

User Rating Info
3. T-Mobile
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

User Rating Info
4. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE

User Rating Info

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How much internet speed do I need?

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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What is the best internet provider in Columbia?

Internet Provider Types in Columbia


Cable

98%
Coverage


DSL

96%
Coverage

Internet Speed Availability in Columbia


3 Mbps

100%
Availability


10 Mbps

100%
Availability


25 Mbps

98%
Availability

Broadband Internet Availability

(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)

98%
Columbia
79%
Missouri
79%
USA

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.

Fastest Internet Service Providers in Columbia

CenturyLink offers internet at speeds up to 80 Mbps

Spectrum offers internet at speeds up to 100 Mbps

Mediacom offers internet at speeds up to 100 Mbps

Viasat offers internet at speeds up to 25 Mbps

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Summary of Columbia internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
CenturyLink DSL & Fiber 80 Mbps 2.5/5
Spectrum Cable 100 Mbps 3.0/5
Mediacom Cable 100 Mbps 2.5/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.5/5

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

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