Best West Columbia Internet Service Providers
West Columbia, TX has a total of 5 options for high speed internet providers that meet the minimum broadband download speed of 25 Mbps. It can be understandably confusing when trying to determine which of these broadband providers to choose. Hopefully we can eliminate some of the guesswork for you by applying our ranking algorithm to those 5 internet service options in West Columbia. The calculation we perform considers the download connection speed, upload connection speed, population covered and overall value provided by each company. Based upon that calculation, our top choice for West Columbia is Sparklight. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Sparklight||Cable||300 Mbps||10 Mbps||99.8%|
|2||Rise Broadband||wireless||25 Mbps||5 Mbps||100.0%|
|3||CenturyLink||DSL||100 Mbps||10 Mbps||78.1%|
|4||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|5||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
West Columbia TX Internet Access Options
More internet service competition in a city encourages providers to continue to build out and improve their network in addition to keeping prices fair.
The following represents the percentage of population in West Columbia which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in West Columbia compare to Brazoria County? The average speed in West Columbia is 32.3 Mbps which is faster than Brazoria County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Texas average of 26.81 Mbps.
West Columbia Internet Access Facts
Cable internet is available to 80.1% of Brazoria County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 34.1% of Brazoria County residents
The average internet download speed in Brazoria County is 20.58 Mbps based upon 756416 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in West Columbia is 20.5% faster than the average in Texas and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in West Columbia is 7.19 Mbps. This is 48.6% faster than the Brazoria County average and 38% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Fiber optic internet is available to 1.1% of West Columbia residents
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of West Columbia residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Sparklight as the top provider for West Columbia, Texas.
Who has the fastest internet service in West Columbia?
Sparklight with a download speed of 300 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in West Columbia.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for West Columbia, Texas?
The following zip codes were used: 77486
How do the internet speeds in West Columbia compare to other cities in Texas?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Most likely there is not. Our latest information shows there are no fiber internet providers offering coverage to more than 15% of the West Columbia, Texas population.
What is DSL internet service?
DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in West Columbia, Texas?
Rise Broadband provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of West Columbia.
What is cable internet service?
Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.
What download speed do I need to stream movies?
For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new West Columbia internet service.
|25+ Mbps||1-2 devices||Web browsing|
HD video streaming
|100+ Mbps||3-5 devices||Video conferencing|
4K video streaming
|1000+ Mbps||6+ devices||Multiple video or 4K streams|
Zero latency gaming
West Columbia Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 100+ channels
- 200 hours of cloud DVR
- 2 TV plans
- No cable box required. Streams on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Google-powered smart TVs or similiar
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
- 85+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app