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What are the top internet providers?

*Based on number of broadband subscribers as of 2018

We’re proud to say many of the internet providers we partner with have been named as some of the best. Of course, the “best” internet provider for you is the one that gives you the internet service you need for the best price. Use Allconnect® to search high-speed internet providers in your area, then compare pricing, speeds, home Wi-Fi capabilities and more to find the best internet provider for your home.

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Compare multiple internet providers all in one place

In the U.S., 94% of residents have access to 2 or more broadband providers, so comparing available providers can be an important part of the shopping process. Each provider presents specific pros and cons that you will want to evaluate to ensure you get the internet service you want for the right price.

Check out the table below for a look at internet prices, speeds and American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) ratings from the largest internet providers.

Internet providers quick comparison chart

Provider Starting price Speed range 2018 ACSI rating (out of 100) Contract

AT&T logo

AT&T

$40/mo.* 5-1,000 Mbps 68 1-year

CenturyLink Logo

CenturyLink

$45/mo.* 3-1,000 Mbps 58 None required

Cox Communications Logo

Cox

$29.99/mo.* 10-1,000 Mbps 59 1-year

Frontier Logo

Frontier

$20/mo.* 1-500 Mbps 54 None required with select plans

HughesNet logo

HughesNet

$49.99/mo.* 25 Mbps n/a 2-year

Optimum logo

Optimum

$39.99/mo.* 20-400 Mbps 64 None required

Spectrum Logo

Spectrum

$44.99/mo.* 60-1,000 Mbps 60 None required

Suddenlink Logo

Suddenlink

$34.99/mo.* 3-1,000 Mbps 61 1-year

Verizon Fios Logo

Fios by Verizon

$24.99/mo.* 1-500 Mbps 70 1-year

Windstream Logo

Windstream

$35/mo.* 15-1,000 Mbps 56 None required

XFINITY Logo

Xfinity

$29.99/mo.* 15-2,000 Mbps 60 None required

*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. Speeds may vary. As of 10/02/18.

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Get in-depth internet provider comparisons

New internet service can come with contracts, plus installation and activation fees, so it’s important to consider your internet options. Comparing each provider head-to-head is one of the best ways to avoid overpaying for internet or signing up for a service that doesn’t fit your needs.

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Cheap internet providers

  • Frontier – $20/mo. for up to 6 Mbps*
  • Verizon – Plans starting at $24.99/mo. for up to 1 Mbps*
  • XFINITY – Plans starting at $29.99/mo. for up to 20 Mbps*
  • Cox – $29.99/mo. for up to 10 Mbps*

*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. Speeds may vary. As of 10/18/18.

Monthly costs for internet service is likely one of the main things you’ll want to consider when choosing an internet provider and plan. If you’re looking for the cheapest internet service, there are a few high-speed internet providers with plans starting at $30 or less. Starting prices for the cheapest internet plans from other providers typically range from 30 to 50 dollars per month.

When shopping for cheap internet, also consider data caps, equipment fees and installation costs in addition to monthly internet service pricing. Also, keep in mind that the lowest starting price might offer you the cheapest monthly costs, but not necessarily the best value per Mbps.

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Get the internet speeds you need

If you value internet speeds as much as internet price, you can browse high-speed internet from multiple providers with Allconnect. We partner with some of the fastest internet providers available to bring you plan options with the speeds you need.

Take our internet speed test to gauge your current internet provider’s performance.

What internet speeds do you need?

According to the FCC, you don’t need a lot of speed for common activities such as browsing the web, streaming video or gaming online. Keep in mind, however, that their recommendations are the minimum recommended speeds. Another consideration should be the potential number of connected devices. Adding users and connected devices will require faster speeds.

General use

  • Browsing the web/email – 1 Mbps
  • Social media – 1 Mbps
  • File downloading – 10 Mbps

Streaming

  • Audio – Less than 1 Mbps
  • Standard definition video – 3 Mbps
  • High definition video – 8 Mbps
  • 4K video – 25 Mbps

Gaming

  • Connecting a console – 3 Mbps
  • Playing real-time multiplayer games – 4 Mbps

If you need more internet speed for your favorite online activities, or to accommodate more users and devices, see what’s available in your area with Allconnect.

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What types of internet speeds are available?

Know the basics of each internet type and choose the best one for your home.

The internet speeds you can get for your home depend mostly on what type of internet connections are available. FibercableDSL and satellite internet connections offer different speeds, reliability and availability.

You’ll likely get the fastest speeds with cable and fiber connections. Fiber typically offers more speed consistency and reliability, but is less available than cable internet. DSL connections are ideal for cheap internet, but can’t deliver the speed potential of cable or fiber. Satellite internet is a great option for high-speed internet in rural areas.

Popular providers: Cox, Optimum, Spectrum, Suddenlink, XFINITY

Popular providers: AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier, Verizon

Popular providers: AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier, Verizon

Popular providers: HughesNet

Source: broadbandmap.fcc.gov

What types of broadband internet are available in your area? Check internet availability in your area with Allconnect.

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How to choose an internet provider

Choosing the best ISP for your home is about more than just finding the lowest price. While cheap internet and home Wi-Fi service is ideal, the cheapest internet plan in your area may not suit your needs. Here are a few tips for choosing the right internet service provider for your home:

  • Search for available internet providers in your area. Use Allconnect to find out which internet providers are available in your area or at the address you’re moving to.
  • Decide what internet speeds you need. Choose a plan that gives you the internet speeds you want, but not one that has you paying for speeds higher than you need.
  • Compare internet providers and pricing. Compare what each plan costs per month. You’ll also want to consider what speeds you get for the price to determine the best internet deal.
  • Check out special offers. Promotional and bundle offers could save you on monthly costs, equipment fees, installation and more. Call our internet experts today to hear about all available internet special offers in your area.
  • Know data caps and extra fees. Most ISPs have added fees for equipment, installation, Wi-Fi service, etc. Additionally, some internet providers have monthly data caps, and may charge you an added fee or slow your speeds if you go over the limit.

Make Allconnect your go-to resource when searching for the best internet provider in your area. Start with a search of what’s available in your area, or give us a quick call to hear about internet offers for your address.

 

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

According to the Federal Communications Commission, broadband internet is an internet connection with speeds starting at 25 Mbps. You can get these speeds with a DSL, cable, fiber-optic or satellite connection in most areas.

In addition to a modem, you need a Wi-Fi router to set up wireless internet in your home. Most broadband internet providers offer home Wi-Fi service and routers for purchase or rental, or include one for free with your service. Once it’s set up, check out our tips to boost your home Wi-Fi signal.

Most internet providers offer internet-only, or standalone internet, plans. Internet-only plans are ideal for cord-cutters or anyone who enjoys getting their entertainment over the internet. With many internet providers, bundling internet and TV together can make your internet cheaper than standalone internet, so be sure to compare all options.

Prices for internet-only plans will vary by provider and location. Depending on what internet options are available in your area, you may be able to find cheap internet-only plans ranging from $20 to $50 per month. For higher-tiered internet plans with faster speeds, monthly costs for internet could easily reach $100 or more. Shop internet pricing in your area with Allconnect.

Last updated 10/18/18.

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Whether you’re moving or just want to find a better deal on high-speed internet at your current address, Allconnect can help. Call today and we’ll show you all available internet providers and plans near you for you to compare.

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