Astound Broadband internet, TV and phone services
Astound Broadband is a regional cable internet, TV and home phone service provider covering parts of 10 states. Astound offers cable internet service, plus TV and home phone bundles.
Astound provider overview
Astound Broadband is the sixth largest cable provider in the U.S. and is the umbrella company under which cable providers RCN, Wave Broadband, Grande Communications and En-Touch reside as of January 2022. These regional providers have retained their name, becoming Astound Broadband Powered by RCN, for example. Depending on your location and which internet plan you choose, your connection could include a cable, fiber optic or DSL connection, or a hybrid or multiple network types.
Astound Broadband covers parts of 10 states and the plans can vary in each area. We are using pricing, plans and speeds available in Chicago, Ill., for this review. You can check your address here to see if Astound cable internet and TV plans are available in your area.
What we like
No data caps – Astound internet does not have data caps, so you don’t have to worry about added fees and throttling for going over a monthly data limit.
Whole home Wi-Fi – Sends Wi-Fi throughout your home for a convenient, reliable connection. Wi-Fi equipment is available to rent or included with select plans.
No contracts – Astound plans require no contract to get introductory pricing or special offers, so you aren’t locked into a long-term commitment.
Things to consider
Pricing and speeds depend on location – Astound’s internet plans in separate markets may be priced differently, even for similar speeds. Plus, the Gig 1.2G plans may not be available in all locations.
Channel lineup – Astound’s top cable TV package offers about 298+ channels, less that providers such as Verizon or DIRECTV that offer 425+ and 330+ channels respectively.
Price increases – When promotional pricing ends, the monthly costs can jump fairly far. For example, according to the Chicago rate card, the 1G plan is $155.99/mo. with a 12-month promo price of $44.99/mo.
Astound Broadband’s internet plans
|Plan||Pricing||Download speed||Upload speed|
|110 Mbps||$19.99/mo.||110 Mbps||15 Mbps|
|400 Mbps||$34.99/mo.||400 Mbps||20 Mbps|
|800 Mbps||$44.99/mo.||800 Mbps||20 Mbps|
|940 Mbps||$44.99/mo.||940 Mbps||20 Mbps|
|1200 Mbps||$54.99/mo.||1200 Mbps||20-50 Mbps|
*Example of plans and pricing available in Chicago, not all pricing/plans are the same or available in all service areas. Internet download speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Observed speeds may vary based on device, connection, and other factors outside of our control. All advertised speeds are up to the stated speeds and are not guaranteed; speed may vary due to conditions outside of network control, including customer location, sites accessed, number of devices connected, customer usage, customer equipment and computer configuration, the level of overall traffic, and customer compliance with set forth in the acceptable usage policy (astound.com/usage-policy). Updated 08/18/22.
Explore Astound Broadband services
Astound Broadband internet plans are available from speeds of up to 110 Mbps to 1.2 G. Your service comes with no contract agreement and free standard Wi-Fi service. Bundle with TV for additional value, plus options for Sports Packs, Premium channels and DVR service.
Are you an existing customer looking for help?Contact Astound customer service
Astound primarily uses a cable internet network, but may also use a fiber-optic or DSL network in select locations. Your connection could include a cable, fiber-optic or DSL connection, or a hybrid of multiple network types.
Opting for an Astound bundle also gives you extra perks, such as additional TV package options, plus premium channels and DVR service included at no extra cost with select bundles.
Get unlimited nationwide calling starting at $5/mo., when bundled. Enjoy 17 included calling features, such as call waiting. International calling also available, starting at $9.95/mo.
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Astound TV packages and pricing
Astound has two cable TV plans available with a wide range of channels for any type of viewer. See more details on pricing and add-ons to find out which Astound TV plan is right for you.
|Plan||Starting monthly price*||Channels|
|Digital Basic TV||$22.99||64+|
*Pricing per month plus taxes, when bundled with an internet plan. 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. As of 08/18/22.
Find the right TV service with Astound
Astound TV packages offer entertainment for every household.
Astound TV channels
Choose from two TV packages with either 64+ or 298+ channels. Then customize with add-on sports, Premium and international channels for your perfect TV lineup.Explore Astound channel lineups by area
Astound offers major sports packages including MLB Extra Innings® and NHL® Center Ice®, plus Premium channels like Cinemax,® HBO® and SHOWTIME®.View add-on channels in your area
TiVo DVR service from RCN features a voice remote, 4K compatibility, plus the convenient watch and record options you know and love.Explore TiVo DVR service
Astound Broadband vs. other top providers
Astound’s service areas overlap, so if you are serviceable with one of Astound’s companies, you may also have other ISP options with companies like AT&T, Centurylink and Verizon.
|Provider||Starting prices||Download speeds||Upload speeds|
|Astound Broadband||$19.99-54.99/mo.||110-1,200 Mbps||15-50 Mbps|
|AT&T Fiber||$55.00-180.00/mo.||300-4,700 Mbps||300-4,700 Mbps|
|AT&T Internet||$55.00/mo.||10-100 Mbps||1-20 Mbps|
|CenturyLink DSL||$50.00/mo.||10-140 Mbps||1-20 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Fiber||$30.00-70.00/mo.||100-940 Mbps||100-940 Mbps|
|Verizon Fios||$49.99-89.99/mo.||300-2,000 Mbps||300-2,000 Mbps|
Astound Broadband FAQs
Available in parts of 10 states, Astound Broadband can be found under Astound Broadband Powered by RCN, Wave Broadband, Grande Communications or En-Touch in parts of California, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Oregon, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Washington, D.C.
Yes, bundling with Astound can save you money. For example, the 800 Mbps Internet + Basic TV + Nationwide Calling bundle is $58.98/mo. when you use autopay and paperless billing. Separately, those services would run over $78/mo.
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Written by:Robin Layton
Editor, Broadband Content
Robin Layton is an editor with Allconnect. She works closely with the content team writers to ensure consumers get a fair and balanced reporting of the state of broadband services to help them understand the pro… Read more
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