Internet providers in Columbia, MO

1. CenturyLink
27% available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

Self installation available 

2. Spectrum
88% available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
940Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3. EarthLink
76% available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
80Mbps
4. Mediacom
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Viasat
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. HughesNet
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
7. Air Link Rural Broadband
2% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
8. RadioWire.net
118% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
9. Consolidated Communications
Available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
20Mbps
1. Mediacom
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
2. Viasat
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
3. HughesNet
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
4. Air Link Rural Broadband
2% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
5. RadioWire.net
118% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
6. Consolidated Communications
Available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
20Mbps
1. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4G

User Rating Info
2. AT&T
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4G

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

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 1000 Mbps

Spectrum offers Internet at speeds up to 940 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary)

Mediacom offers internet at speeds up to 100 Mbps

EarthLink offers internet at speeds up to 80 Mbps

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Summary of Columbia internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
CenturyLink DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
Spectrum Cable 940 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.0/5
EarthLink DSL 80 Mbps 3.5/5
Mediacom Cable 100 Mbps 2.5/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.5/5
Air Link Rural Broadband Fixed Wireless 3 Mbps N/A
RadioWire.net Fixed Wireless 10 Mbps N/A
Consolidated Communications DSL 20 Mbps 2.0/5

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

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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Mediastream

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Amanda B | 12-17-2014

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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