Internet Providers in Columbus, North Carolina

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Residential Internet Statistics for Columbus, NC
Wired Internet Providers: 1
Average Speed Test Result: 25.74 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 940 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 3.78%
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Internet Access in Columbus, North Carolina

The average download speed in Columbus is 25.74 Mbps. This is 65.8% slower than the average in North Carolina and 249.3% slower than the national average.

  • There are 10 internet providers in Columbus with 4 of those offering residential service
  • Columbus is the 538th most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Tryon, but behind Landrum, Mill Spring, Saluda, and Campobello.
  • The average internet download speed in North Carolina is 75.18 mbps.
  • There are 186 internet providers in all of North Carolina.
  • 36% of residents in Polk County have access to fixed wireless internet service.
  • North Carolina is the 17th most connected state in the U.S.
  • There are 7 companies offering business internet services in Columbus.
  • Fiber optic internet is available to 23% of Polk County residents.
  • The fastest zip code in Columbus for February 2021 is 28722. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Columbus, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Columbus, North Carolina

  • Spectrum - 45.6% Availability in Columbus - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Columbus - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Columbus - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

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Summary Of Internet Providers In Columbus

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Spectrum Cable 45.6%+ 940 Mbps
Skyrunner Fixed Wireless 27.6%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 35.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 23.0%+ 940 Mbps
PANGAEA Internet Fiber 4.0%+ 100 Mbps

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Columbus

Good News, Bad News

We moved to a rural area and had to switch to Windstream. We now have 25Mbps speed which I discovered is faster than the higher speed we got from our previous ISP, amazing! And, Windstream is always reliable for internet surfing and e-mail. That's all the GOOD news. The BAD news is their inferior website that allows no way to download and save our monthly detailed bill to our computer files as other sites easily provide. When I click on "See Bill Details," the message that appears is "Details unavailable" or "system error." Their customer service reps and the web technicians politely announce that they can't solve the problem. When I ask to speak to a supervisor, I'm told none is available, and they advise me to "Wait a while and try again." I finally gave up to save my blood pressure and applied for paper bills. I believe Windstream needs a webmaster who will bring their website up to standard and that their reps should refer to "unsolvable problems" for further follow up by qualified staff. When that has been done, I will be a much happier Windstream customer.