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Internet providers in Columbus, NC

1. Spectrum
79% available in Columbus
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
2. Verizon Home Internet
99% available in Columbus
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
300Mbps

User Rating(14)
3. Windstream
73% available in Columbus
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

User Rating(589)
4. Hughesnet
99% available in Columbus
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

5. Viasat
99% available in Columbus
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
6. Skyrunner Inc.
3% available in Columbus
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
7. RiverStreet Networks
31% available in Columbus
Connection:
DSL & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
8. TDS Telecom
47% available in Columbus
Connection:
Cable, DSL, Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. Rural Roam
99% available in Columbus
Connection:
LTE Home
Download speeds up to
99Mbps
1. Spectrum
79% available in Columbus
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
2. Hughesnet
99% available in Columbus
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

3. Viasat
99% available in Columbus
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
4. Skyrunner Inc.
3% available in Columbus
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
5. MCNC
25% available in Columbus
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
6. RiverStreet Networks
31% available in Columbus
Connection:
DSL, Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
7. TDS Telecom
47% available in Columbus
Connection:
Cable, DSL, Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. Rural Roam
99% available in Columbus
Connection:
LTE Home
Download speeds up to
99Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Columbus
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
2. Visible
Available in Columbus
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
3. AT&T Wireless
94% available in Columbus
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
4. Verizon Wireless
99% available in Columbus
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating

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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 Columbus

Moving towns or switching internet providers can be confusing and stressful. Comparing internet providers against the averages in the Columbus area can help you choose the right internet and get back to your life.

Average starting price
$66.4/mo

Average speed
35.6 Mbps

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Columbus Residential Internet Coverage

Located just north of the border shared by North Carolina and South Carolina, Columbus is a fairly small community with a stable population. With the right Internet plan in this area, you can stay entertained wherever you go, check out employment options, study, or stay in touch with loved ones.

DSL is available through multiple companies in Columbus. Start your search with AT&T, which maintains one of the largest networks in this part of the country. The DSL network of AT&T offers several download speeds and affordable pricing. The region's other primary DSL option is Windstream, which offers dependable and affordable service to most of the city.

If fiber optic service is a better fit for you, check out the plans available through AT&T. Some of the fastest fiber optic speeds are available through Spectrum, which covers most of Columbus with its network. Spectrum also maintains a sizable cable network in Columbus.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in Columbus

Average download speed
35.57 Mbps

Average upload speed
61.3 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
35.36 ms

Average jitter
16.17 ms

 

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Learn more about RiverStreet Networks

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Summary of Columbus internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.5/5 View Plans for Spectrum
Verizon Home Internet 5G Home 300 Mbps 4/5 View Plans for Verizon Home Internet
Windstream DSL 2000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Windstream
Hughesnet Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Hughesnet
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Viasat
Skyrunner Inc. Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps N/A View Plans for Skyrunner Inc.
RiverStreet Networks DSL & Fixed Wireless 100 Mbps 1.0/5 View Plans for RiverStreet Networks
TDS Telecom Cable, DSL, Fiber & Other Copper Wireline 1000 Mbps 2.0/5 View Plans for TDS Telecom
Rural Roam LTE Home 99 Mbps N/A View Plans for Rural Roam

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 Columbus

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

Spectrum

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M L | 09-19-2023

After Spectrum workers knocked out my internet they refused to fix it for three days. This came almost immediately after weeks of calling to fix another issue that was finally corrected. Their service department needs improvement.

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Spectrum

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M L | 09-19-2023

After Spectrum workers knocked out my internet they refused to fix it for three days. This came almost immediately after weeks of calling to fix another issue that was finally corrected. Their service department needs improvement.

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