Internet Providers in Columbus, ND

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Residential Internet Statistics for Columbus, ND
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $124.8

Internet Access in Columbus, North Dakota

The broadband availability information listed here is calculated based on governmental data. Then, we ensure the data is verified against privatized lit address databases. As of 2021, we've crunched 3,024 rows of FCC data on Internet access within Columbus. Our data analysis team has manually collected provider pricing for 77 broadband plans in Columbus. We currently have limited speed test recordings on the Columbus area. We've only seen 10 speed test recordings over the past year. Shoppers should compare the advertised download speeds in the listings above.

Northwest Communications Cooperative is an second choice to the primary providers. They offer a maximum download speed of 1,000 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only way to get Internet service in Columbus. fixed wireless companies like Northwest Communications Cooperative are able to deliver 8 Mbps via wireless links.

99.64 percent of residents have a single choice for home broadband service.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most widespread choice in Columbus. The provider is accessible for close to one hundred percent of Columbus census blocks. HughesNet is also a common option, serving virtually one hundred percent of Columbus with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest plan we've found for HughesNet for Columbus is 25 Mbps.

In summary, Satellite and Fiber are the most commonly available types of Internet service in Columbus. and download speed test data seen below show where the real-world speed results differ between zip codes and providers in the area.

  • There are 6 internet providers in Columbus with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Columbus is the 127th most connected city in North Dakota ahead of Tioga, but behind Stanley, Minot Afb, Williston, and New Town.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Columbus: Larson

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Northwest Communications Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Columbus, North Dakota

  • NCC - 100.0% Availability in Columbus - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Columbus - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Columbus - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

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Columbus is the 127th most connected city in North Dakota ahead of Tioga, but behind Stanley, Minot Afb, Williston, and New Town.

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

Approximately 8 people in Burke 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: 100% 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.

In Burke County, approximately 200 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.

Internet access in Columbus neighborhoods

To date, we've analyzed information on Internet coverage in these areas within Columbus: Larson.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Columbus

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Northwest Communications Cooperative Fiber, DSL, and Fixed Wireless 100% 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Northwest Communications Cooperative Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Dakota Carrier Network Copper 77.6%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Columbus to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Columbus 29.2 Mbps 5 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +386.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.45 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +89.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +87 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +98.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +98.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.32 ( $0.00 )