Our online habits have changed a lot over the past decade (and even over the past few years), with modern high-speed internet allowing for drastic worldwide increases in everything from bandwidth-heavy online gaming to the on-demand streaming of movies, TV shows, and live entertainment. Considering just how much we rely on the internet today, it’s worth it to spend a little time to nail down the right internet service provider for you — doubly so if, like an increasing number of people, you rely on your home internet for work.
Choosing the right internet plan is also an important consideration if you’re cord-cutting (that is, completely replacing traditional cable or satellite TV with online streaming services), as nothing will ruin your streaming experience more than a sluggish and laggy connection. If any of the above applies to you and you’re ready to upgrade your connection, then you’ve come to the right place: These home internet deals and bundles from the top service providers will have you enjoying faster network speeds and saving some money in no time.
Bear in mind that these offers are naturally only offered in certain areas, so you’ll be limited to the service providers that are available in your particular geographic location. We also recommend buying your own router, which will end up paying for itself in the long run; otherwise, you’ll have to rent one from your ISP (usually to the tune of $10 to $15 per month for a very basic unit). TV packages will still require additional equipment that you can’t buy yourself, however, so some rental fees may be unavoidable.
Best home internet deals
- — Internet plans starting at $40, plus a free year of Disney+ for new members. The $80/month “Better Everything” plan includes Fios Gigabit internet, 425-plus TV channels, home phone, and free installation, along with a $100 Visa gift card and free router rental for three years.
- — Internet plans starting at $40 per month with fiber-optic plans starting at $60/month when bundled with either phone or TV service. The DirecTV Select all-inclusive package includes TV and 100 Mbps internet for $90/month with no extra charge for unlimited data.
- — Basic 25 Mbps internet plans starting at $20 per month, 100 Mbps “Xfinity Flex” plan starting at $30/month, and the 200 Mbps internet + TV bundle for $70/month. Internet + TV customers also receive a free $150 Visa gift card.
- — Internet plans starting at $50/month with free modem rentals, free antivirus software, and no data caps. Internet plus TV bundles also start at $100/month, and Spectrum is offering up to a $500 buyout of your current contract if you switch.
Verizon’s new high-speed internet service has a lot to offer, with speeds starting at 100 Mbps for $40 per month, and all new customers get a free year of Disney+ (which reverts to just $7 per month after your free year is up). The best deal by far is the $80/month Fios Gigabit “Better Everything” bundle which includes 940 Mbps internet, a 425-channel TV package, home phone, and up to $500 in buyout reimbursement to help you get out of your current contract. New “Better Everything” plan members also get a $100 Visa gift card and a free three-year router rental.
AT&T is a decent option if you’re looking to bundle internet with TV. Standard internet plans start at $40 per month while high-speed fiber optic plans start at an introductory $60 per month when you sign up for TV or phone services with AT&T, or you can opt for a DirecTV Select and internet bundle for $90 per month with no extra fee for unlimited data allowance.
Xfinity is a solid no-frills choice if your needs are moderate. The 100 Mbps “Xfinity Flex” plan starts at $30 per month, and for $40 more you can bundle the 200 Mbps internet plan with a 125+ channel TV package. You can also save $15 with Xfinity’s free self-installation kit, and new customers can receive a free $150 Visa gift card when they bundle internet and TV.
Spectrum internet plans start at $50 per month which isn’t a super-hot deal by itself, but the ISP is offering free modem rentals as well as free antivirus software with your plan. Basic speeds start at 100 Mbps, too. Furthermore, if you’re locked into a contract with another ISP you’re unhappy with, Spectrum is offering up to $500 to buy it out for you. Internet plus TV bundles also start at just $100 per month, which is one of the better deals going for a package of this kind.
Basic internet plans from Cox run the gamut from $30 per month for 10 Mbps download speeds up to $80 per month for speeds of up to 300 Mbps, with two tiers in between these two. Cox also has its high-speed “gigabit” internet plans which start at $100 per month, giving you even faster download speeds of up to 940 Mbps. TV and internet bundles are also available starting at just $80 for Cyber Week. This special pricing is for new customers who sign on for 12 months.
Windstream is offering one month free (via bill credit) to new customers who sign on for the Kinetic home internet service. Plans start at an introductory pricing of $35 per month for your first year with the Premium Plus Kinetic package (75-100 Mbps speeds with no data cap), but you can enjoy speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps with Windstream’s other high-speed bundles.
Looking to bundle? Suddenlink’s 100 Mbps internet and Value TV package is just $80 per month, and new customers who bundle internet and TV can get a $150 Amazon gift card and a free HD cable box rental for two years.
Optimum is waiving the $99 installation fees for new customers who sign up online. On top of that, the ISP is offering a great internet and TV bundle which gets you 200 Mbps download speeds along with a whopping 425 channels (including some premium ones like HBO), all for $120 per month with free installation, free Showtime and Starz for one year, and a free $100 Amazon gift card.
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