Internet Providers in Columbus, NJ

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Residential Internet Statistics for Columbus, NJ
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.49

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

1,000 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 Provider Competition Map For Columbus

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Columbus is the 338th most connected city in New Jersey ahead of Roebling and Pemberton, but behind Chesterfield, Bordentown, and Wrightstown.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 8,000 people in Burlington County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 42% of people living in Columbus have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 84% of Columbus residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Burlington County, approximately 10,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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 )