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Frontier vs. Xfinity 2020 comparison

See how Frontier Communications and Xfinity internet and TV services compare.

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Is Frontier or Xfinity your best provider?

Thinking about Frontier or Xfinity services for your home? Consider things like max internet speeds, ways to customize your services and availability of affordable deals to decide which provider is best for you.

  • Best for cheap internet: Both providers offer cheap internet plans for about the same price.
  • Best for fastest internet: Xfinity offers the faster internet plans with speeds up to 2,000 in select areas. Frontier’s fastest plan still offers plenty of speed, up to 940/880 Mbps.
  • Best for TV packages and bundle savings: Where available, Frontier offers more TV package selections and greater bundle savings than Xfinity.
  • Best for overall customer satisfaction: Xfinity scores higher for internet service, but the two rank about the same for TV, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ASCI).

Check out our breakdown on Frontier and Xfinity internet and TV services, pricing and deals that may be available near you.

Frontier vs. Comcast Xfinity comparison

  • Available in 25 states
  • Bundles starting at $62.99/mo.*
  • Speeds ranging from 1 Mbps to 940 Mbps
  • 500+ TV channels
  • Record up to 12 shows at once
  • No contracts

  • Available in 39 states
  • Bundles starting at $50/mo.*
  • Speeds ranging from 25 Mbps to 2 Gbps
  • 10-260+ channels
  • Record up to six shows at once
  • No term agreement, one-year or two-year term agreement options available

Frontier vs. Xfinity availability

Frontier is available in 25 states nationwide, covering about 11% of the U.S. population. Xfinity is available in 39 states and covers about 36% of the U.S. population, according to the FCC.

Areas where Frontier and Xfinity service may overlap include parts of Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, central California and West Virginia.

Frontier’s DSL service is more likely to be available in rural areas, whereas Xfinity offers cable internet service primarily in metro areas. To see what’s available in your ZIP code, click “Check availability” below.

Frontier vs. Xfinity bundles

Xfinity offers cable internet and TV bundles in select areas. Bundling Xfinity services can get you discounts off the monthly price.

Frontier offers fiber-optic internet and TV services where available. If only Frontier DSL service is available in your area, you may be able to bundle with DIRECTV or DISH services. Bundle savings with Frontier vary by location and type of service available.

BundleStarting monthly price*Maximum speedsData capChannelsContract
Frontier FiOS Custom Essentials TV + Internet 50/50$64.9950 MbpsNone200None
Xfinity Performance Starter + TV Extra$70.0025 MbpsVaries by location125+One-year for lowest pricing

Bundle savings from either provider may differ by location, especially since Frontier also offers FiOS services and DISH or Vantage TV service in select areas. If you’re interested in bundling with either Frontier or Xfinity, it’s best to see what’s available near you and go from there.


Frontier vs. Xfinity internet

ProvidersStarting monthly price*Starting speedsFastest speedsData caps
Frontier Communications Frontier$27.99 DSL, $29.99 FiOSDSL 1 Mbps, FiOS 50 MbpsDSL 25 Mbps, FiOS 940 MbpsNone
Xfinity logo Xfinity$20.0025 Mbps2,000 MbpsVaries by location and plan, unlimited plan options available

Frontier and Xfinity both offer gig-speed internet in limited locations. If you’re looking for a more basic internet plan, both Frontier and Xfinity’s internet plans start around the same price.

Frontier vs. Xfinity cheap internet plans

If you’re a light internet user, you may be interested in a standard internet plan with enough speeds for occasional browsing, social media and email access. Both providers offer low-cost internet plans starting at under $30/mo. where available.

Frontier vs. Xfinity fastest internet plans

Frontier and Xfinity deliver gigabit speeds, up to 940 Mbps or higher in select areas. While Xfinity offers the fastest residential plan with speeds up to 2,000 Mbps, Frontier’s FiOS gigabit plan gives you plenty of speed, up to 940/880 Mbps, and comes with unlimited data.


Frontier vs. Xfinity TV

Frontier and Xfinity offer different TV packages depending on where you live. Frontier offers Vantage TV or FiOS TV, and each service varies in TV package options, available channels, DVR capabilities and monthly price.

If you want a basic cable package, Xfinity’s Basic TV gives you local channels and a few extras for a low monthly cost. In some locations, this package is only available with an Xfinity internet and TV bundle. Frontier also requires you to bundle internet and TV to be eligible for certain TV packages.

Call now to see which plans from Frontier and Xfinity are available in your area. We’ll help you compare channel lineups, add-on options and DVR features unique to each TV service.

The best in customer satisfaction

The ACSI Telecommunications Report provides a ranking based on customer satisfaction for top companies in data, voice and video services. Here’s how Frontier and Xfinity scored in internet and TV categories over the past three years.

Provider/service2020 score2019 score2018 score2017 scoreAvg. past four years
Frontier internet5554555655
Xfinity internet6661606061.75
Frontier TV5857566057.75
Xfinity TV6357575858.75
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Frontier vs. Xfinity frequently asked questions

Is Frontier part of Comcast?

No. Frontier operates separately from Comcast. Xfinity is the brand name of the internet, TV and home phone services that Comcast offers.

Is Verizon and Frontier the same company?

No. While Frontier uses fiber-optic networks acquired from Verizon to deliver home internet, TV and phone services, they are not the same company.

Why did Verizon sell to Frontier?

Frontier acquired fiber-optic networks from Verizon in California, Florida and Texas. Since then, Frontier FiOS has expanded into other states including South Carolina.

What is the cheapest Xfinity package?

The Xfinity Performance Starter is the cheapest internet package from Xfinity. Their Basic TV package is their cheapest TV package.



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