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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

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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.

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Astound internet plans

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.

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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.

Find the right TV service with Astound

Astound TV packages offer entertainment for every household.

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.

Astound Broadband FAQs

Where is Astound Broadband available?

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.

According to the rate card for Chicago, plan prices can increase by about $100/mo. after promotional pricing ends. This may not be the same price increase in all service areas and it is a good question to ask before you sign up.

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Robin Layton

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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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