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Internet providers in Columbia, SC

1. AT&T
43% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
2. T-Mobile Home Internet
81% available in Columbia
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
245Mbps

Order online and get a $200 prepaid Mastercard when you switch to T-Mobile Home Internet.

3. Spectrum
64% available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Get WiFi & Mobile FREE for 12 months with Spectrum One 

4. EarthLink
95% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

User Rating(110)

Ranked #1 Overall by Highspeedinternet.com customer satisfaction survey for 2021 & 2022.

5. Verizon Home Internet
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
300Mbps

User Rating(16)
6. Lumos
15% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

Get a $200 Reward Card + 1 Month Free + Free Installation on 1 Gig. Terms Apply.

7. Hughesnet
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(420)

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

8. Easy Internet Now
95% available in Columbia
Easy Internet Now
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
9. TruVista
36% available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable, DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
10. NTInet Inc.
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Spectrum
64% available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Get WiFi & Mobile FREE for 12 months with Spectrum One 

2. Earthlink Business
92% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps

Get started with a $500 gift card today.

3. Hughesnet
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(420)

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

4. Easy Internet Now
95% available in Columbia
Easy Internet Now
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
5. TruVista
36% available in Columbia
Connection:
Cable, DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
6. Ooma
50% available in Columbia
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
7. NTInet Inc.
99% available in Columbia
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
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Available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
3. AT&T Wireless
42% available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
4. Verizon Wireless
42% available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
5. Tello Mobile
41% available in Columbia
Connection:
Mobile
Tello Mobile
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 Columbia

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

Average starting price
$79.16/mo

Average speed
165.7 Mbps

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Columbia Residential Internet Coverage

The city of Columbia in South Carolina serves millions of residents, tourists, and employees, which is why reliable internet service is so crucial.

Those who prefer the reliability of DSL can choose AT&T, a provider with a large service area that reaches almost all of Columbia. Northern communities in this city are Forest Hills, Heathwood, and Arcadia Lakes. Southern communities include Springdale and St. Andrews. Time Warner Cable, known for its national coverage map, offers high-speed cable to all of Columbia.

In addition to the neighborhoods listed above, Time Warner Cable is available in Melrose Heights, Shandon, Seven Oaks, and Forest Acres.

The university community of Columbia is covered by both Time Warner Cable and AT&T, ensuring that students and professionals have high-speed internet options. As AT&T starts to develop its fiber network, highly populated parts of Columbia may be first to get fiber installed.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in Columbia

Average download speed
165.73 Mbps

Average upload speed
49.64 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
27.54 ms

Average jitter
27.07 ms

 

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Summary of Columbia internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
AT&T Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for AT&T
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 245 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for T-Mobile Home Internet
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.5/5 View Plans for Spectrum
EarthLink Fiber 5000 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for EarthLink
Verizon Home Internet 5G Home 300 Mbps 4/5 View Plans for Verizon Home Internet
Lumos Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.0/5 View Plans for Lumos
Hughesnet Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Hughesnet
Easy Internet Now Fiber 5000 Mbps 4.5/5
TruVista Cable, DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 2.5/5 View Plans for TruVista
NTInet Inc. Fiber & Fixed Wireless 1000 Mbps N/A View Plans for NTInet Inc.

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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on internet providers in Columbia.

Spectrum

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Tamika S | 07-08-2024

While the Internet speeds were good their prices were ridiculous. How does the bill increase $60.00 within 3 years. I had to leave and find something more reasonable with great Internet speeds.

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Spectrum

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Rob L | 06-25-2024

Disconnect Spectrum as price kept increasing, but quality absolutely did not. Upon returning the modem and router, They told me I owe them a cable box even though we never had cable TV. They checked my payment records and saw that for all that time I’d never been charged for or paid for cable TV. But they still say I owe them a cable-tv box. Eventually I’ll end up having to pay for a cable box I NEVER HAD. Spectrum has internet that buffers more often than a bottle of Bayer Aspirin.

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Joseph L | 10-08-2023

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Had issues with rep not doing her job correctly and wasted a ton of my time. Escalated it and their attitude was very insensitive and almost as if they felt like they were better than me. Unapologetic and didn't value my time. Welcome to the times. For my trouble I got a 15 dollar credit. Whoopee

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AT&T

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Dan H | 04-11-2014

The speed of AT&T DSL is lacking, especially considering the cost. I get 6MB which is nowhere near fast enough without going business class. It should be much faster.

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Spectrum

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Joseph L | 10-08-2023

Verified User

Had issues with rep not doing her job correctly and wasted a ton of my time. Escalated it and their attitude was very insensitive and almost as if they felt like they were better than me. Unapologetic and didn't value my time. Welcome to the times. For my trouble I got a 15 dollar credit. Whoopee

Was this review helpful? Yes 3 No 0

Spectrum

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Osceola T | 07-25-2023

Way too many outages per month in my area. Currently researching new internet and mobile services.

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