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EarthLink plans and pricing

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EarthLink provider details

EarthLink’s slogan, “Unlimit your options,” is a nod to their unlimited data, which is included with every plan. This perk, along with its fiber-optic technology, fast speeds, customer service and widespread availability makes Earthlink a popular choice for many.

Is EarthLink the best provider for your home? We break down EarthLink internet service to help you decide.

What we like

  • Unlimited data

  • Fiber connection where available

  • No speed throttling

Things to consider

  • No cheap introductory rates

  • One-year contract

  • Installation and equipment fees

Interested in EarthLink business internet? Call: (866) 983-3236

Best Earthlink plans for your home

Best for most households – 300 Mbps

Equipped to handle streaming and gaming for multiple connected devices.

Or call us today: (844) 451-2720

Best for large households – 500 Mbps

Best for larger households with more than 4 people connected at once.

Or call us today: (844) 451-2720

Best for smart households and power users – 1,000 Mbps and up

The 1,000 Mbps and multi-gig plans are perfect for households with 10+ connected devices, heavy gamers, streamers and power users.

Or call us today: (844) 451-2720

Best for areas where fiber isn’t available – satellite internet

If you can’t get fiber at your location, Earthlink provides satellite internet service that is a widely available and reliable option for your household.

Or call us today: (844) 451-2720

EarthLink fiber plans and pricing

EarthLink uses DSL and fiber-optic networks to deliver internet service. Depending on where you live, you could have access to either EarthLink High Speed Internet plans, which are a DSL service, or their Hyperlink plans, which use a fiber-optic network. The type of internet your address is serviceable for will determine available internet plan speeds and pricing. 

Earthlink has also introduced new speed tiers offering more options for consumers. Earthlink’s fastest speeds were previously 1,000 Mbps — now there are plans for 2 and 5-gig speeds. 

Earthlink’s Wireless Home Internet

This service is a bit different than other ISPs, where you pick your plan based on speed. With Earthlink’s Wireless Home Internet service, you pick your data amount and then you will be connected to the fastest available service in your area.

Wireless home internet uses the strongest signal from the cell phone towers nearest your location. According to Earthlink, if you are in a more “rural area where 4G LTE is widely available, you’ll be covered with a high-speed 4G home internet connection. 4G LTE is great for rural areas because cell towers are often available where a wired connection (like fiber internet) is not. And it’s faster than DSL internet, too.”

5G is still not available in many spots across the country, but if you are in an area serviced by 5G, you can access it with your Earthlink Wireless Home Internet service.

Earthlink’s Wireless Home Internet offers pricing from $69.95 to $89.95/mo. with no contracts. Modem rental is $14.95/mo. and you will be charged a one-time installation fee.

Where is EarthLink available?

EarthLink is available in over 30 states with primary service areas in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and parts of California and Nevada. Those in rural and suburban areas will most likely be serviceable for EarthLink DSL service, while those in metro areas may be eligible for fiber-optic service.

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EarthLink DSL and fiber optic internet

All EarthLink plans come with the same features, such as unlimited data and a one-year contract obligation, but their DSL and fiber-optic networks make for two distinct services. Both network types present their own unique advantages and disadvantages.

Hyperlink Internet – fiber

Earthlink’s DSL service finds its greatest availability in rural areas. This is a great option for a cheaper internet plan and features 75 Mbps max download speeds. This plan is best for households using three to four devices.

Call (866) 983-3236 for more information.

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EarthLink internet equipment and fees

Like all internet providers, EarthLink internet service comes with its share of added fees. The good news is EarthLink’s fees are about the same as you’ll find with any provider, if not lower.

Equipment rental – $12.95/mo.

An EarthLink modem/router is required for service, which means you can’t use your own equipment and save on the monthly equipment fee. You can count on this fee with every bill, but fortunately it’s less than many providers charge for equipment rental.

Professional installation – Starting at $39.95

EarthLink requires professional installation and it will add around $40 to $80 to your upfront costs depending on your plan. It’s not a huge fee, as some providers charge well over $100 for installation, but where some providers may waive the installation fee, it appears that EarthLink does not.

Early termination fee – up to $200

Service contracts aren’t a big deal unless you need to cancel before the term is up. In which case, you can anticipate another charge from EarthLink for early termination, up to $200. This fee also looks to be unavoidable, so plan on keeping EarthLink for at least a year if you don’t want to incur an early termination fee.

EarthLink customer service info

If you’re already an EarthLink customer, you’ll find helpful information for contacting a customer service representative and paying your EarthLink bill below.

EarthLink customer service number – 888.327.8454

You can also reach an EarthLink rep by live chat , or via Facebook or Twitter.

Visit the EarthLink support page for more contact information, and for links to useful guides including how to change your EarthLink password and troubleshooting common internet issues. 

EarthLink bill pay information

You can pay your EarthLink bill by mail and make single payments or set up automatic payments online.

To pay your EarthLink bill by mail:

Send a check or money order for the full amount due to the address listed on your billing statement. If you do not have your billing statement, login to myaccount.earthlink.net to view your balance and where to send your payment.

To pay your EarthLink bill online:

Go to myaccount.earthlink.net and login with your account credentials. Once logged in, you will be able to view your account information including the total amount due. Select Make a Payment and follow the instructions to pay your bill with a credit card. From this page, you can also choose to set up automatic monthly payments.

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David Anders

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David Anders

Senior Writer, Broadband Content

David joined the Allconnect team in 2017, specializing in broadband and TV content. His work has been referenced by a variety of sources, including ArcGIS, DIRECTV and more. As a Senior Writer, David is motivate… Read more

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