2020 AT&T vs. Xfinity comparison

See how AT&T and Xfinity internet and TV services stack up against each other.

Is AT&T or Xfinity better for you?

Considering AT&T or Xfinity services for your home? Take a look at how AT&T vs. Xfinity compare when it comes to pricing, plans, service features and more.

  • AT&T is available to more people

    According to the FCC, AT&T is available to more than 40% of U.S. residents. Xfinity is the largest cable provider in the U.S., but only covers about 35% of the population.

  • Xfinity has more internet plan options and the fastest max speeds

    Xfinity is likely to give you more speed options than AT&T, with six or more available plans in most areas. Xfinity’s fastest plan, Gigabit Pro, advertises download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps, much higher than AT&T’s fastest plan.

  • Both offer bundle discounts, but AT&T gives you more TV options

    Bundle AT&T internet with a U-verse TV or DIRECTV plan for a discount on your monthly bill. Bundling Xfinity internet and TV will also get you a monthly discount, but you’ll have fewer TV plans to choose from.

  • AT&T boasts higher customer satisfaction ratings

    The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) scored AT&T higher than Xfinity for internet and TV services in 2019.

AT&T vs. Xfinity quick comparison

Check out a full breakdown of bundles, TV and internet plans from AT&T and Xfinity to find the provider that offers the best deal for you.

AT&T vs. Xfinity availability

AT&T and Xfinity are two of the largest internet providers in the U.S. Xfinity’s main serviceable areas include the Great Lakes areas and much of the Northwest and Eastern U.S. You’ll find AT&T service in much of the South and Northeastern U.S., as well as coverage in most of California and select areas of Nevada.

Areas where AT&T and Xfinity coverage overlaps include many metro areas in the South, such as Atlanta, Houston, Little Rock, Miami and Nashville. Residents of select areas in the Midwest, including Chicago, Detroit and Kansas City, may also have access to AT&T and Xfinity. Coverage also overlaps in parts of California, including Fresno, Sacramento and San Francisco.

Click “Check availability” below to see if internet is available from AT&T, Xfinity or other top providers in your area.


AT&T vs. Xfinity bundles

If you’re looking for internet and TV bundle options, Xfinity has a variety of Double, Triple and Quad Play bundles which include home security. AT&T also offers Double and Triple Play deals, and you can choose between AT&T U-verse TV and DIRECTV in select areas.

Popular AT&T and Xfinity bundles

Here’s a look at two comparable internet and TV bundles from AT&T and Xfinity. Additional bundles with varying internet speeds and channel counts are also available from both providers, but can vary by location.

What shoppers should consider in different regions

Pricing, internet speeds and TV packages will vary based on location, especially with Xfinity. Additionally, some TV packages and internet speeds from Xfinity may only be available with a bundle. Click the button below to compare AT&T and Xfinity bundles in your area.


AT&T vs. Xfinity internet

ProviderStarting price*Speed rangeConnection typeData caps
AT&T AT&T DSL$40.00/mo.5-100 MbpsDSL150 GB/mo.
AT&T AT&T Fiber$50.00/mo.100-1,000 MbpsFiber-optic1 TB/mo.
Xfinity logo Xfinity$20.00/mo. 15-2,000 Mbps Cable1 TB/mo.

Xfinity uses a cable or cable/fiber hybrid network to deliver internet service. AT&T uses a DSL or 100% fiber-optic network, and the service type you are eligible for depends on your location.

Compared to AT&T, Xfinity internet has a lower starting price, plus higher starting speeds and max speeds in many areas. If you’re looking for faster speeds, AT&T is likely to be the cheaper option as their higher-tiered plans are likely to come at a lower monthly price than similar Xfinity plans. Additionally, monthly equipment fees are lower with AT&T than Xfinity, that is unless you opt to use your own Xfinity compatible modem

AT&T and Xfinity internet services can come with data caps, but both providers have unlimited data options. AT&T includes unlimited data with select bundles and with their AT&T Internet 1000 plan. You can also add unlimited data with AT&T or Xfinity internet plans for an added monthly fee.

AT&T vs. Xfinity cheap plans

AT&T vs. Xfinity internet pricing varies by location, but the cheapest Xfinity internet plan is likely to come at a lower starting price than AT&T’s cheapest plan. However, the cheapest AT&T Fiber internet plan gives you more value than Xfinity’s cheapest plan, offering more speed for the money.

Click “View pricing” below to find internet providers and starting pricing in your area. You can also call to speak with our internet experts about the cheapest AT&T and Xfinity plans for your address.

AT&T vs. Xfinity high-speed internet

AT&T and Xfinity offer gig-speed internet for internet users with multiple internet-connected devices and performing high-bandwidth activities, like online gaming, downloading large files and streaming music and movies simultaneously.

Xfinity Gigabit speed plans use a hybrid fiber-coax connection to offer speeds up to 2 Gbps, or 2,000 Mbps. AT&T Fiber, which uses a fiber-optic connection, offers speeds up to 1 Gbps, or 1,000 Mbps. While Xfinity does offer faster speeds, their Gigabit Pro service comes at a much higher price than AT&T’s fastest internet plan.

AT&T Internet 1000

  • Up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Starting at $70/mo.*
  • 100% fiber-optic connection
  • Unlimited data

Xfinity Gigabit Pro

  • Up to 2,000 Mbps
  • Starting at $299.95/mo.*
  • Hybrid fiber-coax connection
  • Monthly data cap may apply

If you don’t need quite that much speed, AT&T and Xfinity offer other plans with ample speed for streaming, surfing and downloading on multiple devices. Discover what AT&T and Xfinity internet speeds are available in your area.


AT&T U-verse vs. Xfinity TV

AT&T U-verse offers more channels and TV package options than Xfinity. Plus, DIRECTV is part of the AT&T family, giving you more AT&T internet and TV bundle possibilities.

Xfinity has fewer TV plan options than AT&T, but they do have some cheaper alternatives. Available Xfinity TV packages vary by location, and some packages may only be available with an Xfinity bundle

AT&T U-verse vs. Xfinity TV packages and pricing

AT&T U-verse TV, DIRECTV and Xfinity TV are ideal for watching TV at home and on the go. Each provider offers an app for streaming live and On Demand programming on your mobile device.

AT&T also offers two over-the-top TV streaming services: AT&T TV and AT&T TV NOW (formerly DIRECTV NOW). These services are separate from AT&T U-verse and DIRECTV, and may not come with the same bundle savings when added to AT&T internet.

AT&T U-verse vs. Xfinity TV channels and package pricing will vary by location. Click “Shop TV plans” to find available TV packages or TV and internet bundles near you.

AT&T vs. Xfinity customer satisfaction

The ACSI evaluates internet providers based on feedback from real customers and gives them an overall customer satisfaction score out of 100. Factors for determining a provider’s score could include service quality, ease of understanding a bill and customer service experiences. Here’s how AT&T and Xfinity scored over the last three years for their internet and TV services.

AT&T vs. Xfinity ACSI ratings

Service2019 score2018 score2017 scoreAvg past three years
AT&T Internet69686968.7
Xfinity Internet61606060.3
AT&T U-verse TV69707069.7
Xfinity TV57575857.7

AT&T vs. Xfinity recap

Does AT&T or Xfinity have the cheapest internet plan?

Where available, Xfinity internet plans start at a lower price than AT&T internet. If you are shopping for faster speeds, however, you’re likely to get a lower price for the speed with AT&T Fiber vs. Xfinity.

Is AT&T or Xfinity a better deal?

In many areas, Xfinity has lower introductory pricing than AT&T for similar services, but AT&T is likely to give you a better deal on faster internet speeds. Both AT&T and Xfinity offer discounts for bundling services.

Does AT&T or Xfinity have the fastest internet plan?

Xfinity has the fastest max advertised speeds. Where available, their Gigabit Pro plan features download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. AT&T’s fastest plan, AT&T Fiber 1000, features download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. However, you are likely to experience faster upload speeds with AT&T Fiber over Xfinity internet.

Does AT&T or Xfinity have the cheapest TV plan?

Starting prices for Xfinity TV plans are lower than AT&T U-verse and DIRECTV packages, with TV plans starting at $20/mo.* in select areas compared to $59.99/mo.* for U-verse or DIRECTV.

Does AT&T or Xfinity offer more TV channels?

AT&T U-verse plans give you a larger channel variety than Xfinity TV. U-verse offers four TV packages with channels ranging from 190 to 565+, whereas Xfinity has three TV packages with channels ranging from 10 to 260+.

Does AT&T or Xfinity have better customer satisfaction?

According to the ACSI, AT&T internet and U-verse TV have rated significantly higher than Xfinity internet or TV services over the past three years.


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