Internet providers in
Columbia, MO

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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. CenturyLink
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
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
4. Viasat
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
1. CenturyLink
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
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
4. Viasat
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
5. TW Telecom
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
2Mbps
6. Level 3 Communications
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
Lendio
Sponsored
At least 6 months in business &
monthly revenue of $8k?
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

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.

Internet Provider types in Columbia


Cable

98%
Coverage

DSL

96%
Coverage

Internet Provider availability in Columbia,MO


3 Mbps
100%
availability

10 Mbps
100%
availability

25 Mbps
98%
availability
Broadband internet availability
(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)
98%
Columbia
79%
USA

Summary of Columbia Internet Providers

ProviderTypeDownload speeds up toUser Rating
CenturyLinkDSL & Fiber80 Mbps2.5/5
SpectrumCable100 Mbps3.5/5
MediacomCable100 Mbps3.0/5
ViasatSatellite25 MbpsN/A
Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Columbia

Mediacom

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Jennifer Schulte|2016-12-23

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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Mediacom

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Craig Chandler|2016-10-02

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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Mediastream

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Amanda Bright|2014-12-17

Overall, the service is fine. Every now and then the internet will just stop working, at which point I have to unplug the router. It usually will be working a few minutes later. On a college student's budget, a little cheaper would be nice.

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