As we grow more reliant on the internet for an increasing number of daily tasks (and as the internet itself becomes more commonplace throughout the world), the necessity for a stable, high-speed connection is important for many people. Our online activities also demand a lot more bandwidth than they did even a decade ago; from online gaming to the streaming of movies, live sports, and TV shows, the demand for data is only increasing. Thankfully, service providers have risen to meet that demand, and even gigabit internet is now quite common and surprisingly affordable.
Whether you’re cutting the cord altogether, looking to increase your productivity with a faster connection, or just upgrading your Wi-Fi to alleviate the frustration of a sluggish connection, there are plenty of internet deals and bargains to be had if you know where to look — and our up-to-date roundup of the best high-speed internet bundles is a great place to start. To get the best experience (that is, to actually enjoy the speeds you’re paying for), you may also want to consider checking out these wireless router deals, which can save you even more money on equipment rental fees.
Best home internet deals
- Verizon Fios — Internet plans starting at $40, plus a free year of Disney+ for new members. The setup fee is waived for online customers (a $99 value). The $80/month Fios Gigabit plan also nets you a free router rental, and you can now mix and match services to build a custom bundle.
- AT&T — Internet 1000 Mbps gigabit plans starting at $40/month (the same price as the Internet 300 plan) for a limited time. The AT&T TV + Internet all-inclusive package includes TV and 300 Mbps internet for $90/month with no extra charge for unlimited data. Bundle TV and internet and get a free Visa gift card worth up to $300.
- Spectrum — Internet plans starting at $50/month with speeds of up to 400 Mbps, free modem rentals, free antivirus software, and no data caps. Internet plus TV bundles also start at $100/month, and Spectrum is offering up to a $500 buyout of your current contract if you switch.
- Xfinity — “Performance 100” plan starts at $40 per month; bundle with basic TV for $10 more. Upgraded TV and internet packages with 150 Mbps internet and more channels start at $80, with high-speed internet-only gigabit plans at $80, and save $15 with a free self-installation kit.
- Optimum — Optimum is offering new customers gigabit internet for $70 per year for life — no introductory offers or “first year only” caveats. Internet and TV bundles start at $80/month, with the $95/month package offering the best value with 200 Mbps speeds, 340+ channels (including some premium ones like HBO), free Showtime and Starz for one year, and a free $100 Amazon gift card.
Verizon’s high-speed internet service has a lot to offer, with speeds starting at 100-200 Mbps for $40 per month, and new customers get a free year of Disney+ (which reverts to just $7 per month after your free year is up). The $99 setup fee is waived if you order online. The best value is arguably the $80/month Fios Gigabit plan which includes 940 Mbps internet and a free router rental, and Verizon is now allowing you to build your own internet, TV, and phone bundle so you can create a customized package that won’t leave you paying for stuff you don’t want or need.
AT&T is a solid option if you’re looking to bundle internet with TV. High-speed Internet 1000 fiber optic plans start at an introductory $40 per month right now (the same price as the standard Internet 300 plan), or you can opt for a AT&T TV + Internet bundle for $90 per month with no extra fee for unlimited data allowance (a $30 value). New customers who bundle TV and internet can also get a Visa card worth as much as $300.
Spectrum internet plans start at $50 per month with speeds of up to 400 Mbps which isn’t a mind-blowing deal by itself, but the ISP is offering free modem rentals as well as free antivirus software with your plan. Basic speeds start at 100 Mbps, too. Furthermore, if you’re locked into a contract with another ISP you’re unhappy with, Spectrum is offering up to $500 to buy it out for you. Internet plus TV bundles also start at just $100 per month, which is one of the better deals going for a package of this kind.
Xfinity is a solid no-frills choice if your needs are moderate. The 100 Mbps “Performance 100” plan starts at $40 per month, and for $10 more you can bundle that plan with a basic TV package. Upgraded TV and internet packages with 150 Mbps internet and more channels start at $80, with high-speed internet-only gigabit plans starting at $80. You can also save $15 with Xfinity’s free self-installation kit.
Basic internet plans from Cox run the gamut from $20 per month for 10 Mbps download speeds (first month is free) up to $80 per month for speeds of up to 500 Mbps, with two tiers in between these two. Cox also has its high-speed “Gigablast” internet plan which starts at $100 per month, giving you even faster download speeds of up to 940 Mbps. TV and internet bundles are available starting at just $90, with 150 Mbps speeds and 140+ channels.
Windstream plans start at an introductory pricing of $26 per month for the Enhanced Kinetic package (25-200 Mbps speeds with no data cap), but you can enjoy speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps with Windstream’s high-speed internet plans that start at just $56 — making this ISP one of the cheapest options for gigabit internet. It’s also a great value if you’re looking to bundle, with TV and internet packages start at $55 and basic TV and gigabit packages available for as low as $75.
Suddenlink’s basic internet plans start at $35 per month with modest speeds of up to 100 Mbps and gigabit plans available for $75 per month, but if you’re looking to bundle, the ISP’s basic internet and TV packages might be a better value starting at a very affordable $80 per month. To sweeten the pot, Suddenlink is giving a $100 Amazon gift card for new customers who bundle internet and TV in select areas. If all you need is fast internet, high-speed 400 Mbps fiber-optic plans are available for $55 per month.
Optimum has a 940 Mbps gigabit plan available for $70 per month right now. That’s for life, meaning that the price won’t “return to normal” (i.e. go up) after your first year. On top of that, Optimum has some nice internet and TV bundles which get you 200 Mbps download speeds along with 200+ channels (with the option of adding premium ones like HBO), starting at $80 per month with free installation plus a free $100 Amazon gift card with select packages.
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