Compare AT&T vs. Suddenlink

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Is AT&T or Suddenlink the provider for you?

Is it time to upgrade your internet, TV or phone services? If AT&T or Suddenlink is available in your area, consider how the two differ by internet speeds, channel lineups and monthly bundle savings. We’ve have done the research to make your comparison quick and easy.

  • AT&T is available in 21 states while Suddenlink is available in 16.
  • Both providers offer gigabit internet with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in select areas.
  • AT&T TV gives you more channels and package options than Suddenlink TV.
  • AT&T requires a one-year contract with most plans.

Check out a full breakdown of bundle deals, internet speed offerings and TV packages from AT&T and Suddenlink.

AT&T vs. Suddenlink quick comparison

  • Available in 21 states
  • Bundles starting at $79.98/mo.*
  • Speeds from 5 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T TV channel range of 70+-130+ channels
  • Record up to four shows at once
  • One or two-year contracts
  • HD DVR equipment and router included
  • Available in 16 states
  • Bundles starting at $54.99/mo.*
  • Speeds from 50 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps
  • TV channel range of 225-340+ channels
  • Record and watch on up to three devices
  • No contract plans available

AT&T vs. Suddenlink availability

Although Suddenlink is available in almost the same amount of states as AT&T, you won’t find Suddenlink service in as many major metropolitan areas. Residents of rural areas on the outskirts of more densely populated cities are more likely to find Suddenlink service, and residents within those cities will likely find service with AT&T. Top service areas for each provider include:

AT&T vs. Suddenlink bundles

AT&T and Suddenlink offer internet and TV bundles that can make shopping for home services convenient and save you money in the process. Bundling internet and TV can also get you service or equipment upgrades, like the unlimited data that comes with AT&T internet bundles.

Here are popular bundle offers from AT&T and Suddenlink that may be available in your area. Call to speak with our bundle experts for more information about internet and TV bundles in your area.

AT&T vs. Suddenlink internet

ProviderStarting priceStarting speedsFastest speedsData capsWi-Fi hotspots
AT&T$49.99/mo.*5 Mbps1,000 Mbps1 TB, no data cap on AT&T Fiber 1000 plan or AT&T internet and TV bundlesThousands nationwide
Suddenlink$34.99/mo.*50 Mbps1,000 MbpsVaries by planVaries by plan

Starting speeds with AT&T and Suddenlink differ greatly even though those plans will cost you about the same monthly price. As you get into faster speed tiers, available speeds and pricing for AT&T and Suddenlink internet plans are similar. The biggest difference with Suddenlink plans is they are likely to come with lower monthly data allowances than AT&T.

AT&T vs. Suddenlink cheap internet plans

Cheap internet plans are available with both Suddenlink and AT&T’s DSL and fiber services. You’ll pay about the same monthly price, but the speeds you’ll have access to will depend on the service.


  • Starting at $49.99/mo.* for up to 100 Mbps
  • $0.50 per Mbps (with cheapest plan)
  • Wi-Fi Gateway router included
  • Free installation with select bundles
  • One-year agreement

AT&T Fiber

  • Starting at $49.99/mo.* for up to 1,000 Mbps
  • $0.05 per Mbps (with cheapest plan)
  • Wi-Fi Gateway router included
  • $50 network installation
  • One-year agreement


  • Starting at $34.99/mo.* for up to 50 Mbps
  • $0.70 per Mbps (with cheapest plan)
  • Standard modem rental $10/mo.*
  • $49 standard installation fee
  • No contract required

Pricing and download speeds will vary by location. Click “Shop internet” to see what cheap internet plans are available from AT&T and Suddenlink in your area.

AT&T vs. Suddenlink fastest internet

AT&T and Suddenlink both offer up to 1,000 Mbps. However, AT&T offers those speeds in more areas than Suddenlink and at a lower introductory price. Here’s a look at the two fastest internet plans available from AT&T and Suddenlink.

AT&T TV vs. Suddenlink TV

If you’re looking for the most TV package options, AT&T is your best bet. AT&T TV offers four standalone TV packages compared to just one with Suddenlink. Plus, AT&T TV gives you lots of add-on options for premium channels, sports and international networks that may not be available with Suddenlink. Take a look at how AT&T TV and Suddenlink compare.

  • Starting at $49.99/mo.*
  • 190-565+ channels
  • Four channel packages available
  • Movies Extra Pack, DOGTV, Outdoor channel, Mediaset Italia and six sports add-on options available
  • Stream on up to five screens and record 200 hours of your favorite shows
  • Starting at $57.99/mo.*
  • 225-340+ channels
  • Movies Tier, Family Tier, Sports & Information Tier and five more add-on options
  • Stream on up to three TVs

AT&T vs. Suddenlink customer satisfaction

With help from about 250,000 real consumers, American Customer Satisfaction Index’s Telecommunications Report gives providers an annual score based on evaluations of quality and experience. These scores can be a great way to judge a provider before committing to service.Here’s how the two providers scored on internet and TV customer satisfaction from 2017 to 2019.

Service2019 score2018 score2017 scoreAvg. past three years
AT&T Internet
Suddenlink Internet
Suddenlink TV

For comparison, of the 11 top internet providers, Verizon Fios, a fiber internet service, earned the top score of 70 in 2019. AT&T TV service earned the top spot with a score of 70 out of 100 in 2018, while Suddenlink ranked last in 2019 with their score of 55.

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