Internet providers in Columbia, MO

1. Spectrum
91% available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.

2. CenturyLink
95% available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
80Mbps

Order online – Fiber Internet up to 100 Mbps for $50/mo for 12 months

3. Quantum Fiber
75% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps
4. Xtream Powered by Mediacom
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. T-Mobile Home Internet
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
182Mbps

Eligible new customers get a $50 Virtual Prepaid Mastercard®

6. HughesNet
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (124)
7. Viasat
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
8. Ultra Home Internet
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
182Mbps

User Rating (0)
9. Air Link Rural Broadband
5% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
20Mbps
10. Socket Telecom
65% available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
11. RadioWire.net
74% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
12. Consolidated Communications
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
20Mbps
1. Spectrum
91% available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.

2. CenturyLink
95% available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
80Mbps

Order online – Fiber Internet up to 100 Mbps for $50/mo for 12 months

3. Xtream Powered by Mediacom
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
4. HughesNet
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (124)
5. Viasat
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
6. Ooma
50% available in Columbia
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
7. Air Link Rural Broadband
5% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
20Mbps
8. Socket Telecom
65% available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. RadioWire.net
74% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
10. Consolidated Communications
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
20Mbps
1. T-Mobile
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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2. Verizon Wireless
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

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3. AT&T Wireless
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G

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4. Mint
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE

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5. Visible
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE

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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

97%
Coverage


DSL

91%
Coverage


Fiber

72%
Coverage

Internet Speed Availability in Columbia


3 Mbps

100%
Availability


10 Mbps

100%
Availability


25 Mbps

100%
Availability

Broadband Internet Availability

(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)

100%
Columbia
99%
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

Spectrum offers Internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary)

Socket Telecom offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Quantum Fiber offers internet at speeds up to 940 Mbps

T-Mobile Home Internet offers internet at speeds up to 182 Mbps

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Summary of Columbia internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
2.5/5
CenturyLink DSL 80 Mbps 1.5/5
Quantum Fiber Fiber 940 Mbps N/A
Xtream Powered by Mediacom Cable 100 Mbps N/A
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 182 Mbps 4.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 1.5/5
Viasat Satellite 100 Mbps 1.5/5
Ultra Home Internet 5G Home 182 Mbps N/A
Air Link Rural Broadband Fixed Wireless 20 Mbps N/A
Socket Telecom DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps N/A
RadioWire.net Fixed Wireless 10 Mbps 0.5/5
Consolidated Communications DSL 20 Mbps 1.0/5

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

CenturyLink

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Christina D | 10-15-2021

Absolutely the worst. I have been battling with CenturyLink for months and still have no internet. I called for installation in July it is now the middle of October. They have set 5 different dates to come set it up and each time not only do they not show but then when I call they tell me they couldn't do it and have changed the speed each and every time.

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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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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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