Cable internet is an internet connection using the same cable that connects to your TV. Because the cable used by your TV provides much greater bandwidth than phone lines, cable internet is much faster than DSL. Most cable providers offer cable and internet packages at a discounted rate. That means you can easily save more money by bundling your TV, phone and internet services from the same cable provider.
Pros and cons of cable internet
No home phone line is required to get online
As long as you’re hooked into the network, you can expect a good connection, unlike DSL
Boasts speeds that are much faster than dial-up and DSL
Get service for a price that meets your budget and remains steady
Available and easily connected in most areas
Internet speeds can throttle because you’ll share a connection with users in your area
Most cable internet providers have data caps and will throttle your internet speed or charge additional fees when the max has been hit
The more devices connected, the slower your internet speeds
Selecting your cable internet provider
We partner with big cable companies across the country – like XFINITY, Cox,Spectrum and many others. These partnerships allow us to offer affordable cable internet plans in your area. Here’s how it works:
1. Search your address
Search your address for providers and plans offered in your area.
2. Compare cable internet providers
Compare providers, features, prices and packages.
3. Order your cable internet package
Choose your cable internet package and give us a call to order.
When comparing cable internet providers, keep in mind important features like pricing, available speeds and equipment fees. Take a look at some of the major providers we partner with and how they stack up against each other. Depending on where your household is located, you may be able to find one or more of these providers and featured plans in you area.
Free HD receiver rental with select plans or 8.50/mo
Optimum smart router included in service
Free modem, router and DVR
Monthly modem rental fee
500,000+ Free Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide
1.5 million locations
Thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide
Millions of hotspots nationwide
Who provides cable service in my area?
Depending on your address, you could be eligible for cable TV service from providers such as Charter, Cox, Comcast or a number of others. We’ve listed a few of the largest cable TV providers below.
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 04/19/18.
Bundle your cable internet service
Our partner providers offer bundle deals to make it even easier to connect your whole house through a single cable connection. You can also save more money by bundling two or more of your services, including home phone, TV and cable internet.
Common cable internet questions
What type of of internet user is cable internet best for?
A cable internet is best for the moderate internet user. This connection type is best for you if you use your internet for web browsing, streaming movies or music, gaming and video chats.
Do I need cable TV to get cable internet?
Many providers like Xfinity and Charter Spectrum offer standalone cable internet, so you won’t need to sign up for additional services. However, bundling with either TV or phone can save you money on your monthly bills.
What’s the best alternative to cable internet?
If a cable internet connection isn’t right for your browsing habits, consider satellite, DSL or fiber internet instead. Each connection type has it’s advantages, so locate the providers in your area to see what’s available.
Is cable internet service prone to disruptions?
You’ll typically only experience disruptions in service during times of high internet traffic in your area. You and your family will be sharing bandwidth with users around you, so speed decrease will depend on how many devices are people are using the connection at one time.
Order your cable internet service today
Allconnect can help you find the perfect cable company and internet plan. Just give our home service experts a call today. Compare offers and order everything you need, all on one call!
*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.