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Frontier internet service
Frontier offers fiber internet service, known as Frontier FiberOptic, and DSL internet service. Speeds and pricing will vary by location and the internet service type in your area. Learn more about Frontier internet below, and shop plans near you with Allconnect.
About Frontier Communications internet
Taylor Gadsden Last updated: February 24, 2021
Frontier internet coverage spans areas of 25 states, primarily serving suburbs and rural areas with their DSL service. Frontier FiberOptic is available in select cities in California, Texas, Florida and Indiana. Previous Frontier service areas in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington are now served by Ziply Fiber, who recently purchased all Frontier networks in these states.
What we like
No hidden fees – Frontier internet plans require no contract and include your equipment rental plus unlimited data.
FiberOptic delivers fiber-fast speeds at competitive prices – With gigabit speeds starting under $80/mo. and 500 Mbps under $60/mo., Frontier FiberOptic plans are as fast and competitively priced as about any on the market.
Availability in rural areas – Frontier serves many small cities, suburbs and rural areas across the U.S.
Things to consider
Limited fiber optic availability – Frontier fiber optic service is only available to around a third of addresses eligible for Frontier internet, according to the FCC.
Low customer satisfaction – The American Customer Satisfaction Index ranked Frontier lowest among major internet providers with a score of 55/100 in 2019 and 2020.
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Unlimited data allowance
AT&T consumer home internet or Fixed Wireless Internet customers can use unlimited internet data through September 30, 2020.
Self-installation is the default installation option when available for customers.
Temporary speed upgrade
Get a temporary speed upgrade to 50 Mbps when you order Cox 10 & 30 Mbps internet plans. Offers valid through June 30, 2020.
Self-installation encouraged. Select your desired installation date, and a Cox representative will call to confirm or reschedule your appointment.
Safety-first Installation: A Frontier technician will perform your installation with appropriate safety protocols including wearing protective equipment and maintaining social distancing. In taking these precautions, it’s recommended that Frontier customers wear a face mask or face covering for the safety of technicians.
New TV plan
Introducing a new “Local 50” video plan to support contactless installation.
Contactless installation: Mediacom will send an installation kit and a technician to set up a single high-speed data connection, phone, or one local TV channel plan with the help of someone in your home.
Self-installation is encouraged. For professional installation, contact-free delivery is available for work done outside of the home. For customers moving more than 7 days from the date the order is placed, professional installation is available.
Free Contactless Delivery: An Xfinity technician will drop-off your equipment with installation instructions, then perform any outside work. Get your installation fees back in a customer credit for a no-charge installation.
Frontier FiberOptic internet
Frontier FiberOptic gives you a reliable fiber optic internet connection for online gaming, streaming your favorite shows and working or learning from home.
Take a look at the benefits of Frontier FiberOptic and the 100% fiber optic network:
- Fast download and upload speeds – FiberOptic can reach gigabit speeds, up to 940 Mbps. Additionally, FiberOptic can deliver much faster upload speeds, up to 880 Mbps, whereas cable or DSL internet upload speeds are unlikely to reach more than 30 Mbps.
- More Frontier internet plan options – Frontier presents three or more plan options with speed tiers of 50, 500 and 940 Mbps. With DSL internet service, you’re likely to have only one or two Frontier plan options with speeds varying by what’s available in your area.
- Lower cost per Mbps means better value – The fast speeds and comparatively low prices of Frontier FiberOptic plans give you more speed for the money. Frontier’s fastest internet plans, 500/500 and 1 Gig, will both have you paying around $0.10 per Mbps or less.
Compare Frontier FiberOptic Internet plans and pricing
|Frontier plan||Starting price||Max download speeds|
|FiberOptic 50 Mbps||$49.99/mo.*||50 Mbps|
|FiberOptic 500 Mbps||$59.99/mo.*||500 Mbps|
|FiberOptic Gigabit||$79.99/mo.*||940 Mbps|
*per month. Taxes, govt. surcharges and one-time charges apply. Service subject to availability and all applicable terms and conditions. Speeds may not be available in all areas.
Choosing the right Frontier Internet plan
- Frontier FiberOptic 50 – With up to 50 Mbps download and upload speeds, you’ll have a Wi-Fi connection perfect for browsing the web, light streaming and updating your social media.
- Frontier FiberOptic 500 – This plan is perfect for households that have heavy internet usage, including gaming, streaming and online learning.
- Frontier FiberOptic Gigabit – Hardcore gamers, professionals working from home and households with numerous bandwidth-hogging devices will appreciate the added speed that comes with Frontier’s Gig plan.
Frontier DSL service
Frontier uses DSL technology to deliver an internet connection over your phone line. This helps bring affordable internet service to more areas, especially rural areas that may not have access to a quality cable or fiber optic internet connection. Plus, Frontier Internet plans come with unlimited data, a bonus you’re unlikely to find with a satellite or fixed wireless connection.
Frontier Internet service comes with the fastest speeds available at your address, so speeds and pricing will vary by location. The maximum download speed you can expect with Frontier DSL is about 75 Mbps. Depending on where you live, you could have access to one of three Frontier DSL plans:
Frontier Basic Internet
Starting at $37.99/mo.*
Starting at $44.99/mo.*
Starting at $54.99/mo.*
Frontier Wi-Fi service, equipment and fees
Wi-Fi service is available with all Frontier internet plans. Since Wi-Fi is available with all Frontier internet plans, all plans could be considered “Frontier Wi-Fi plans.” You’ll need a router to get Wi-Fi service, which is included with your Frontier internet plan.
Equipment rental is included in the price
There is no added fee for equipment as your rental is included with the price of your plan. Frontier equipment features a single “gateway” device which acts as your modem and Wi-Fi router in one. Necessary Wi-Fi equipment may vary by internet type and speed you choose, but you can trust Frontier to provide the right device for your connection.
No contracts, no data caps
Frontier internet plans do not require a contract, allowing you to change your plan or transfer service when you move without fear of early termination fees.
There are no monthly data caps with Frontier internet, so you don’t have to worry about watching your data usage to avoid overage fees. That’s not to say Frontier internet is truly unlimited, however, as excessive data use may violate the Frontier terms and conditions.
All Frontier internet plans are subject to a one-time activation fee of $85.
How does Frontier compare to other internet providers?
If you have the option to choose between Frontier and another internet service provider, there are a few things you’ll want to consider, such as starting price, speeds, data limits and contracts.
Already have Frontier internet? Test your Frontier internet speed and see how they compare to other Frontier customers across the U.S.
|Starting price at|
|50 – 940 Mbps||15-2,000 Mbps|
|None||1 TB/mo. for most plans|
|None||No long-term agreement required|
- Frontier FiberOptic
- Starting price at
- Internet Speeds
- 50 – 940 Mbps
- 15-2,000 Mbps
- Data cap
- 1 TB/mo. for most plans
- No long-term agreement required
*Pricing per month plus taxes. 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 02/24/21.
Frontier internet FAQs
Frontier is available in select areas of 25 states. Most locations will have access to Frontier DSL service while Frontier FiberOptic is available in select areas of California, Florida, Indiana and Texas.
All Frontier FiberOptic plans come with speeds suited for streaming, online gaming and browsing the web. As you connect more devices, however, you’ll find that faster speeds will likely give you a better online experience. Speeds of 50 Mbps are ideal for smaller households with few connected devices while faster speeds, such as 500 or 940 Mbps, will better accommodate larger households with numerous devices in need of a fast connection.
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Written by:Taylor Gadsden
Writer, Broadband & Wireless Content
Taylor is a veteran member of the Allconnect content team and has spearheaded a number of projects, including a data piece on the top fiber cities in the U.S. and a troubleshooting guide on how to connect your p… Read more
Edited by:Robin Layton
Editor, Broadband & Wireless Content
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