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Internet Access in Columbia, South Carolina
The average download speed in Columbia is 152.01 Mbps. This is 8.7% slower than the average in South Carolina and 29.3% faster than the national average.
- There are 19 internet providers in Columbia with 6 of those offering residential service
- Columbia is the 89th most connected city in South Carolina ahead of Hopkins, but behind Lexington, Irmo, Cayce, and West Columbia.
- Approximately 94% of Columbia residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.
- Approximately 2,000 people in Richland County don't have access to any wired internet.
- South Carolina is the 29th most connected state in the U.S.
- Fiber optic internet is available to 33% of Richland County residents.
- 6% of Columbia residents are still severely limited in wired broadband choices.
- Almost 94% of consumers in South Carolina have access to a wired connection with true broadband speeds faster than 25mbps.
Internet Statistics 2021
6.1% of consumers in Columbia20,000 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 Columbia, South Carolina
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||86.1%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||94.7%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|