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Frontier and Spectrum are two popular telecommunications companies, each with their respective strengths and weaknesses. So if you have both in your area, how do you know which one is right for you?
If you are the kind of customer who loves to package your deals to save money, Spectrum is a solid choice. Spectrum offers a variety of TV and internet packages. If you want high speeds, particularly fiber internet, Frontier is a great option. Frontier Fiber service is very affordable, starting at $49.99 per month with Auto Pay and Paperless billing. Frontier is now also offering Fiber 5 Gig, which brings speeds five times as fast as Fiber 1 Gig. Read on to learn more about Spectrum and Frontier plans and prices in 2023.
Frontier offers plans like Frontier Fiber 500 which has 500 Mbps of download speeds for $49.99/mo with Auto Pay and Paperless Bill. Frontier’s internet offers can be confusing because they offer both DSL and Fiber technologies, whereas Spectrum offers only one – cable. That means the consistency of Frontier’s offers can change depending on where you live. In select areas where available, Fiber Internet from Frontier provides a fiber-optic connection fit for telecommuting, video conferencing, or gaming online with ultimate performance. In areas where Frontier Fiber is not available, you can get connected with Frontier Internet and enjoy the confidence to things you love, like online shopping, surfing the web or sharing pics on social media.
Spectrum is a good internet option for getting high speeds at a good price. The lowest speed (unless you qualify for low-income internet) is 300 Mbps with their cable internet, which you get at $49.99/mo. for 1 year. The lowest speed is good enough for single-person households and most small families across the board and you can count on their reliability rate of 99%. But their starting speed is not as fast as Frontier’s starting speed which is only $10 more per month. Overall: Spectrum is best if you are looking to bundle TV with your internet.
It may appear confusing, but don’t worry. Frontier has a lot of plans to choose from mainly because they offer two different internet technologies, DSL and fiber. Also, the two types of internet yield only a few options that depend on where it is available.
The different kinds of internet offer different levels of service and reliability, which could potentially add a layer of confusion if you ever need to move. Frontier is pretty similar to other providers who offer both ISP technologies, as far as speed and pricing go.
The best deal overall may be Frontier Fiber 500 or Fiber 1 Gig plan if they are available near you, because both these of plans provide fast speeds for low prices.
Frontier also offers Fiber 2 Gig and Fiber 5 Gig in its fiber-enabled areas. These speeds are tremendous, but of course you will be paying more.
|Frontier Internet||Varies||$49.99 w/ Auto Pay + Paperless Bill||DSL|
|Fiber 500||500 Mbps||$49.99 w/ Auto Pay + Paperless Bill||Fiber|
|Fiber 1 Gig||1000 Mbps||$69.99 w/ Auto Pay + Paperless Bill||Fiber|
|Fiber 2 Gig||2000 Mbps||$99.99 w/ Auto Pay + Paperless Bill||Fiber|
|Fiber 5 Gig||5000 Mbps||$154.99 w/ Auto Pay + Paperless Bill||Fiber|
It is true that Spectrum has a very straightforward, one technology internet service program. The speeds are good enough to do most of what you need to do in the home, and the starting price with unlimited data is great.
However, Spectrum does not offer any lower speeds than 300 Mbps, and for households who only need the internet to lightly browse the internet and that’s it, it’s not ideal. You would be paying for speeds you do not really need.
Spectrum also has two other high-speed internet plans, Spectrum Internet Ultra and Spectrum Internet Gig. Their respective speeds are 500 and 1000, making either option great for households who love the internet.
|Spectrum Internet||Up to 300 Mbps||$49.99/mo.||Cable|
|Spectrum Internet Ultra||Up to 500 Mbps||$69.99/mo.||Cable|
|Spectrum Internet Gig||Up to 1000 Mbps||$89.99/mo.||Cable|
One of the best parts about shopping for internet is checking out some of the features and promotions that come from buying the service. Spectrum and Frontier both offer some perks.
Spectrum is keeping cable TV relevant, even in 2023. On top of Spectrum’s cable TV plans, it also offers Spectrum Internet customers the ability to stream TV. Spectrum TV allows customers to customize a TV plan exactly to their liking, which is precisely how watching TV should be.
Frontier allows its customers to add on an outside TV service, such as YouTube TV, DIRECTV STREAM or DISH TV, which is a nice touch but lacks the bundling convenience of Spectrum Internet and Spectrum TV. Frontier Internet customers can particularly save money on YouTube TV.
Your household may have a choice between Frontier and Spectrum. The better fit for your family might fully depend on which products you want to receive. If you really want fiber internet, opt for Frontier Fiber with a YouTube TV plan. If you want a solid, high-speed cable internet plan with either a TV live streaming or cable TV plan to bundle with it, go with Spectrum. Ultimately, the prices are similar enough and both providers offer similar perks.
Weigh your options carefully and you will certainly come to an informed decision. If you need help deciding on an internet service provider, consider calling the internet and TV experts at National Broadband today.
No, although they do both offer fiber-optic internet service. They are separate companies and do not offer home internet service in the same areas. Verizon and Frontier operate under the same technology, that’s why their names are sometimes next to each other online. Frontier has phased out its FiOS branding.
It depends on the services you need. Each provider offers different speeds and are available in different areas. Use National Broadband's ZIP Code search feature to find providers near you.
Upgrading is the best way to get a faster speed with Frontier, or any internet service provider.