Provider Rating

98

Verizon Fios internet is one of the first widespread providers to offer a true Fiber to the Home internet connection. This essentially means that Verizon Fios can offer you faster speeds than those associated with cable or DSL connections. Currently Fios is only offered in select locations however the network is expanding. Recently Fios also made all of their plans symmetrical, making the upload speeds and download speeds equal. With every Verizon Fios service comes 9 email accounts with 4 GB of email storage and 10 MB of personal web space. Additional features are available for an additional cost.

Overview:

  • Pricing: $49.99 – $299.99
  • Download Speed: 25 Mbps – 500 Mbps
  • Upload Speed: 25 Mbps – 500 Mbps
  • Contract: Typically a Yearly Contract, however month to month packages available for bundles.
  • Guarantee: 14-day Fios “Worry-Free Guarantee.” 2 Year Price Guarantee on some plans and bundles
  • Installation Time: 4-8 Hours

AT&T U-Verse Internet

Provider Rating

89

AT&T’s U-verse offers internet speeds ranging from 3 Mbps to 45Mbps ($71/mo). These speeds are traditionally faster than standard DSL because AT&T U-verse uses fiber to the node (FTTN) technology. Included with most packages is a wireless router which AT&T will help you configure to receive the best wireless range and security. Also included with your high speed internet connection is AT&T mail plus which allows users to register up to 10 email accounts with POP access.

Overview:

  • Pricing: $29.95-$71/mo
  • Download Speed: 3 Mbps – 45 Mbps
  • Upload Speed: Varies
  • Contract: 1 year term / Varies
  • Guarantee: 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Installation time: 4-6 hours

Provider Rating

85

Time Warner’s Road Runner cable features download speeds up to 300 Mbps delivered via coaxial cable line. All internet plans require a router but you can rent a wired or wireless one from Time Warner for an extra monthly fee.

Overview:

  • Pricing: $14.99+/mo – $64.99
  • Download Speed: 2 Mbps – 300 Mbps
  • Upload Speed: 1 mbps – 20 Mbps
  • Contract: Annual
  • Guarantee: 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Installation Time: Varies

Comcast Xfinity Internet

Provider Rating

83

Comcast cable offers consumers a cable internet connection with speeds ranging from 3 Mbps to 150 Mbps download speed. Comcast Internet services include 7 email accounts with 10GB of storage. Cable modem not included with all packages but is available for a monthly fee and a wireless router is extra.

Overview:

  • Pricing: $19.99 – $114.95
  • Download Speed: 3 Mbps – 105 Mbps (most areas); 150 mbps – subject to availability.
  • Upload Speed: Up to 20 Mbps
  • Contract: Annal
  • Guarantee: Guarantee: 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee / Comcast Customer Guarantee
  • Installation Time: Varies

Cox High Speed Internet

Provider Rating

82

Cox High Speed internet service offers download speeds ranging from 5 Mbps to 150Mbps. Each service level within the Cox High Speed Internet Family includes the “Cox Security Suite” and 7-10 email accounts. The higher end accounts with Cox also have a media sharing/storing area which is 5GB in size allowing users to share information with their friends easily.

Overview:

  • Pricing: $34.99 – $99.99/mo
  • Download Speed: 5-150 Mbps
  • Upload Speed: 1 Mbps – 20 Mbps
  • Contract: 12 Month Term
  • Guarantee: Price Guarantee
  • Installation Time: Varies

Charter Spectrum Internet

Provider Rating

79

Charter high speed internet has various internet service packages which will meet the needs of different consumer groups. Their service works through coaxial cable and is cable of delivering download speeds of up to 60mbps.

Overview:

  • Pricing: $39.99+/mo
  • Download Speed: Up to 60 Mbps
  • Upload Speed: Up to 4 Mbps
  • Contract: Yearly
  • Guarantee: No public guarantee
  • Installation Time: Varies

Cablevision Optimum Online

Provider Rating

78

Cablevision / Optimum offers internet service with download speeds ranging from 15mbps to 101mbps making it one of the faster cable providers available. Additionally, they have upload speeds up to 35mbps.

Overview:

  • Pricing: $39.95/mo – $59.95/mo
  • Download Speed: 15 Mbps – 101 Mbps
  • Upload Speed: 5 Mbps – 35 Mbps
  • Contract: Monthly/Yearly
  • Guarantee: 30 day money back Guarantee
  • Installation Time: Varies

Verizon High Speed Internet

Provider Rating

71

Verizon High Speed Internet uses a DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) connection to deliver an internet connection directly to consumers’ homes with speeds up to 15 Mbps. Verizon High Speed Internet is comparable to other DSL providers, however it cannot compete with the speeds offered by Verizon Fios or other Fiber/Cable providers. DSL is great for individuals looking for internet at a lower price point than cable or fiber connections. Verizon broadband internet service has a top ranking in a J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey.

Overview:

  • Pricing: $19.99 – $29.99
  • Download Speed: .5 Mbps – 15 Mbps
  • Upload Speed: 384kbps – 1mbps
  • Contract: month to month and annual contract available.
  • Guarantee: No Guarantee
  • Installation Time: Varies / Self Installation

Provider Rating

67

AT&T DSL service uses a traditional Digital Subscriber line to deliver internet connection speeds range from 3 Mbps to up to 45 Mbps. Every AT&T DSL plan features 11 email accounts with virtually unlimited storage along with online photo and video storage. Users looking to get the most bang for their buck should look at adding a phone line with AT&T as it will reduce the overall monthly cost. Modem or AT&T Wireless Gateway not included.

Overview:

  • Pricing: $29.95-$64.95+/mo
  • Download Speed: 3 Mbps – 45 Mbps
  • Upload Speed: Not Stated
  • Contract: Annual
  • Guarantee: No Guarantee
  • Installation time: Varies

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