Internet Providers in Columbus, NJ
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Residential Internet Statistics for Columbus, NJ
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,200 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$59.49|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Columbus, New Jersey
Internet Access in Columbus, New Jersey
Information on this page is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual provider territory reports. We also use direct reporting from providers and other private datasets to validate that data. Plan, pricing, and other data is collected manually by our data science team. To date, we've collected and verified 263 Internet plans for Columbus since founding in 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 872 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
When comparing broadband network options, Columbus features widespread coverage for all three primary wired broadband technologies: fiber and cable/DSL. As a rule, Fiber is the most robust Internet medium, followed by cable, with DSL coming in last. Cable has virtually one hundred percent coverage in Columbus, and is a popular middle-of-the-road choice.
XFINITY from Comcast as well as Verizon High Speed Internet also have Internet service in Columbus, with significant overlap in some parts of town.
16 percent of Columbus is still left with only one or zero choices for broadband-level Internet service as of 2021. Accounting for all addresses in city limits, the average customer has 2 providers to choose from. In most cases, addresses that have more competition see reduced prices and higher speeds as these companies are incentivized to improve network infrastructure to win subscribers.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Columbus so far as coverage area. The more common ISPs frequently cover the same addresses in most neighborhoods around Columbus.
Internet Statistics 2021
16.0% of consumers in Columbus1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Columbus, New Jersey
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||99.6%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Caps and Video Streaming in Columbus
Data collected by our research team shows that popular providers currently use data caps for their home broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue since consumers view them as a tactic to discourage video streaming. Providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the culprit is the same: video streaming, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Columbus to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Columbus||121.9 Mbps||5||$0.35 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +412.5 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.89 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +26.9 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +38.7 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +47.6 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +40.2 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.38 ( + $0.00 )|