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Plans starting at $24.99/mo.

* for 12 or 24 mos.

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Best for Budgets

Spectrum Internet®

$39.99–$49.99/mo. for 12 mos.*

Up to 300Mbps

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Best for Large Homes

Spectrum Internet® Ultra

$49.99–$69.99/mo. for 24 mos.†

Up to 500Mbps

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Best for Speed

Spectrum Internet® Gig

$59.99–$79.99/mo. for 24 mos.†

Up to 1,000Mbps

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Best Spectrum Internet deals

Sign up for Spectrum One and get Spectrum internet with speeds up to 300Mbps, free Advanced Wifi, and one Unlimited Mobile line free for 12 months.

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All Spectrum Internet plans and pricing

PackagePriceSpeedTypeOrder online
Spectrum Internet® Assist$24.99/mo.*Up to 50Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
CableView Spectrum Plan
Spectrum Internet® 100$29.99/mo.*Up to 100Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
CableView Spectrum Plan
Spectrum Internet®$39.99–$49.99/mo.
for 12 mos.
Up to 300Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
Cable, fiberView Spectrum Plan
Spectrum Internet® Ultra$49.99–$69.99/mo.
for 24 mos.
Up to 500Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
Cable, fiberView Spectrum Plan
Spectrum Internet® Gig$59.99–$79.99/mo.
for 24 mos.
Up to 1,000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
Cable, fiberView Spectrum Plan

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See other articles we’ve written about Spectrum Internet:

  • Spectrum Internet Review
  • Xfinity vs. Spectrum
  • Your Guide to Spectrum Intstallation

Spectrum Internet availability

Spectrum provides cable internet in 45 states. Most of its coverage lies within the Eastern and Central time zones and along the West Coast. Spectrum has some fiber-to-the-premises internet too, but only in new neighborhoods and rural areas, so availability is limited. You won’t know which internet type you can get until you speak with a Spectrum representative.

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Spectrum Internet speeds

According to data from our speed tests taken between January 9, 2022, to January 9, 2023, Spectrum has one of the lowest download averages of all the national internet providers. Spectrum falls behind cable internet rivals Xfinity (157.13Mbps), Cox (154.73Mbps), and Optimum (143.31Mbps).

Keep in mind that, generally, people run speed tests because they notice slowdowns with their connections. The averages you see here could reflect issues with WiFi, the modem, or something else outside the home. Some customers may still have 100Mbps and 200Mbps max speeds due to the local infrastructure.

Average download speed: 139.34Mbps

Average upload speed: 68.11Mbps

Total speed tests: 630,702

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Spectrum Internet and TV bundles

Best overall

Spectrum Internet® + TV Select Plus

Price: $124.98/mo.* for 12 mos.

Channels: 160+

Speed: Up to 300Mbps (wireless speeds may vary)

Best for budgets

Spectrum Internet® + Spectrum TV Stream

Price: $89.98/mo.* for 12 mos.

Channels: 80+

Speed: Up to 300Mbps (wireless speeds may vary)

Best for everything internet + TV

Spectrum Internet® Gig + TV Select Plus + Entertainment View

Price: $169.98/mo.* for 12 mos.

Channels: 160+

Speed: Up to 1,000Mbps (wireless speeds may vary)

* Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any
services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter.

Spectrum doesn’t bundle internet with TV for one low monthly price. Instead, you can pair one of its three internet plans with TV Select, TV Select Plus, or Mi Plan Latino (see channel lineup). Each internet plan and TV service has discounted pricing for the first 12 or 24 months.

Spectrum TV Stream and TV Stream Latino are two other “lite” TV services that complement the Xumo Steam Box. You don’t necessarily need the Xumo to stream any Spectrum TV service, as they can be viewed through the Spectrum TV app or a web browser.

However, Spectrum does bundle internet with Spectrum Mobile. All three internet plans include one Spectrum Mobile line and Spectrum Advanced WiFi for one low price during the first 12 months.

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Why choose Spectrum for internet service?

Choose Spectrum’s cable internet if you don’t have access to fiber and want faster speeds than DSL. Spectrum streamlines your choices and throws in a rent-free modem, gateway, or SONU to boot. Spectrum also offers fiber-to-the-home service, but it’s only available in new neighborhoods other fiber providers haven’t claimed (like AT&T). However, for now, Spectrum’s Gig fiber plan is 500Mbps or 1,000Mbps in upload speed, depending on where you live.

Spectrum Internet Plans, Speeds and Availability | HighSpeedInternet.com (11)Pros

  • Rent-free modem, gateway, or SONU
  • No data caps
  • No contracts

Spectrum Internet Plans, Speeds and Availability | HighSpeedInternet.com (12)Cons

  • WiFi and WiFi Pod fees
  • Limited fiber availability
  • Price hikes after 12 or 24 months

How Spectrum compares to the competition

Spectrum’s biggest competitors are AT&T, Verizon, and Frontier, which all provide fiber and DSL internet in areas that overlap Spectrum’s cable internet service areas.

Spectrum’s current promotional prices are super competitive. For example, when we look at the gigabit plans, Spectrum can be cheaper than AT&T, Frontier, and Verizon, depending on where you live. The 500Mbps pricing is pretty competitive, too, although Frontier has them all beat with a $45 monthly charge.

The big callout here is that Spectrum raises your rate after 12 or 24 months—the competition doesn’t. So, while Spectrum’s gigabit plan starts off rather cheap, you end up paying around $115 after the second year, which is up to $45 more per month than the competition. Ouch.

ProviderPrice rangeSpeed rangeCustomer
rating*
Order online
$24.99–$79.99/mo.
for 12 or 24 mos.
50–1,000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.7View Plans
$55.00–$225.00/mo.25–5,000Mbps3.9View Plans
Spectrum Internet Plans, Speeds and Availability | HighSpeedInternet.com (15) $49.99–$119.99/mo.§300–2,300Mbps3.9

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$44.99–$129.99/mo.||
w/ Auto Pay & Paperless Bill
500–5,000Mbps3.5View Plans

* Rating based on a five (5) point system used in our customer satisfaction survey. Higher is better.

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Read more about how Spectrum compares to the competition:

  • Spectrum vs. Frontier
  • Windstream vs. Spectrum
  • CenturyLink vs. Spectrum
  • Verizon vs. Spectrum
  • Spectrum vs. Optimum
  • Spectrum vs. Cox
  • EarthLink vs. Spectrum
  • Google Fiber vs. Spectrum

FAQ about Spectrum

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What internet services does Spectrum offer?

Spectrum offers mostly cable internet and some fiber-to-the-premises internet.

What are the installation fees for Spectrum Internet?

You can self-install Spectrum Internet for $24.99, which includes service activation. Professional installation is also available at $59.99 for customers who don’t have fiber or cable already installed in their homes. WiFi Pod install is an additional $49.99 fee.

Does Spectrum charge for equipment?

Spectrum supplies a modem or gateway for free. WiFi costs $5.00 per month for Spectrum Internet and Spectrum Internet Ultra customers. Spectrum also charges $3.00 for each Spectrum WiFi Pod you use.

What does “wireless speeds may vary” mean?

Spectrum uses the “wireless speeds may vary” disclaimer because WiFi fluctuates. You can see 600Mbps in one second and 550Mbps in another in just one sitting. WiFi uses radio waves, after all, so interference plays a big part in your wireless speed. A neighbor’s WiFi, nearby radar, the building’s structure, other wireless devices, the time of day, an active microwave, and software issues are just a handful of factors that can affect your WiFi speed.

You can take steps to alleviate some of the interference, but you’ll never see the more consistent speeds of a wired connection when using WiFi.

Why does Spectrum state “up to” next to its speeds?

Spectrum uses the “up to” disclaimer because speeds are never consistent. Speeds fluctuate due to internet congestion, hardware issues in the neighborhood, and other factors, so you’ll never see the maximum speed all the time.

Plus, some regions have different maximum speeds due to the local infrastructure. For example, the Internet Gig plan supports upload speeds of up to 500Mbps in some areas but only 35Mbps in others. Spectrum continues to update its local infrastructures across the US, but speeds may be slower in rural areas than speeds experienced in a nearby town.

What happened to Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks?

Charter Communications acquired Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks in 2016. Charter Communications uses the Spectrum brand for its internet, phone, and TV services.

Spectrum Internet consists of cable networks previously used by Charter Cable, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks. Spectrum Mobile utilizes Charter’s cable internet infrastructure and Verizon’s 4G and 5G networks.

Customers on legacy plans from Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks must manually switch to a Spectrum Internet plan to discontinue the monthly gateway or modem lease.

Is Spectrum available in my area?

You can check if Spectrum is available in your area by entering your zip code below.

Disclaimers

Top Spectrum Internet Plans

* For 12 months when bundled. Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter. Taxes, fees and surcharges extra and subject to change during and after the promotional period; installation/network activation, equipment and additional services are extra.

† For 24 months when bundled. Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter.

‡ Wireless speeds may vary

All Spectrum Internet plans and pricing

* No contract required. Available in select areas only. For qualifying households only. Availability of offer is based on income eligibility. Go to Spectrum.com/internet/spectrum-internet-assist for additional details.

† For 12 months when bundled. Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter. Taxes, fees and surcharges extra and subject to change during and after the promotional period; installation/network activation, equipment and additional services are extra.

‡ For 24 months when bundled. Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter.

Spectrum Internet and TV bundles

* Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter.

**Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter. Spectrum TV Select Signature promotion price is $59.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr 1. Taxes, fees, and surcharges (broadcast surcharge up to $23.20/mo) extra and subject to change during and after the promotional period; installation/network activation, equipment and additional services are extra. General Terms: TV: TV equipment required; charges may apply. Channel and HD programming availability based on level of service and location. Account credentials may be required to stream some TV content online. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply. Enter your address to determine availability.

How Spectrum compares to the competition

† Spectrum disclaimers

  • For 12 months when bundled. Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter.
  • For 12 months when bundled. Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter. Spectrum Internet® Gig promotion price is $89.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Taxes, fees and surcharges extra and subject to change during and after the promotional period; installation/network activation, equipment and additional services are extra.
  • No contract required. Available in select areas.

‡ AT&T disclaimers

  • Speeds based on wired connection. Actual speeds may vary. For more info, go to www.att.com/speed101.
  • Price after $5/mo Autopay & Paperless bill discount (w/in 2 bills). Plus taxes & fees. Monthly State Cost Recovery Charge in TX, OH, NV applies. One time install chrg may apply. Ltd. avail/areas. Call or go to www.fiber.att.com to see if you qualify.
  • Price after $5/mo Autopay & Paperless bill discount (w/in 2 bills). Plus taxes & fees. Monthly State Cost Recovery Charge in TX, OH, NV applies. Ltd. availability/areas.

§ Verizon disclaimers

  • Price per month with Auto Pay & without select 5G mobile plans. Fios plan prices include taxes & fees
  • Available in select areas only. Price per month with Auto Pay & without select 5G mobile plans. Fios plan prices include taxes & fees

|| Frontier disclaimers

  • w/ Auto Pay & Paperless Bill per month for 24 mos. One-time charge on disconnect applies.
  • w/ Auto Pay & Paperless Bill. Max wired speed 500/500 Mbps. Wi-Fi, actual & average speeds vary. One-time charges apply.
  • w/ Auto Pay & Paperless Bill. Max wired speed 1000/1000 Mbps. Location dependent. Wi-Fi, actual & average speeds vary. One-time charges apply.
  • w/ Auto Pay & Paperless Bill. Max wired speed 2000/2000 Mbps. Wi-Fi, actual & average speeds vary. One-time charges apply.
  • w/ Auto Pay & Paperless Bill. Max wired speed 5000/5000. Wi-Fi, actual & average speeds vary. One-time charges apply.

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FAQs

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A good home Internet speed has a starting download speed of 100 Mbps, ideal for households with several users connected on multiple devices at the same time so that you can surf, stream, game and make video calls. The more speed you have, the faster your connection.

What is a good speed for Spectrum internet? ›

A good home Internet speed has a starting download speed of 100 Mbps, ideal for households with several users connected on multiple devices at the same time so that you can surf, stream, game and make video calls. The more speed you have, the faster your connection.

How much is 1000 mbps internet Spectrum? ›

Spectrum's fastest internet speed is 1,000 Mbps. This speed is available on the Spectrum Internet Gig plan, which costs $59.99–$79.99/mo.

How much is Spectrum internet all by itself? ›

Best Spectrum Internet plans and prices
PlanStarting price*Standard rate*
Spectrum Internet®$49.99/mo.$79.99/mo.
Spectrum Internet® Ultra$69.99/mo.$99.99/mo.
Spectrum Internet® Gig$79.99/mo.$119.99/mo.

How much is Spectrum 500 Mbps? ›

Internet Ultra offers speeds up to 500 Mbps for $69.99/mo for 24 months with Auto Pay, giving you smooth connections across devices. Spectrum Internet includes speeds up to 300 Mbps for $49.99/mo for 12 months with Auto Pay, and is an affordable option for reliable Internet.

What is a good internet speed for home? ›

A good download speed is at least 100Mbps, and a good upload speed is at least 10 Mbps. With 100Mbps, you can stream movies, attend Zoom meetings, and play games online all on several devices at the same time.

Why is my spectrum high speed Internet so slow? ›

Try checking to see if your computer requires updating. Check your wireless connection. Walls, radios, or increased distance from your router might be causing WiFi interference. Try getting closer to your router or plugging it in directly.

How can I lower my spectrum bill? ›

So, let's dive in and learn how to save money on your Spectrum services.
  1. Research and Understand Your Current Plan. ...
  2. Contact Spectrum Customer Service. ...
  3. Be Polite and Persistent. ...
  4. Ask for Promotions or Discounts. ...
  5. Consider Bundling Services. ...
  6. Be Willing to Negotiate. ...
  7. Consider Switching Providers.

What is the fastest Internet offered by Spectrum? ›

How fast is Spectrum Internet Gig? Spectrum Internet Gig is our fastest Internet plan. With Spectrum gigabit Internet, you can enjoy speeds up to 1 Gbps.

How to increase Spectrum Internet speed? ›

Easy Ways to Make Your Internet Faster
  1. Change the Location of Your Router. ...
  2. Connect with an Ethernet Cable. ...
  3. Get an Upgraded Router. ...
  4. Consider a WiFi Extender. ...
  5. Find the Best Internet and Media Bundles with SmartMove.

Who has the best WiFi? ›

Compare the Top Internet Providers
ProviderForbes Home RatingBest For
AT&T Internet4.5Best Overall
T-Mobile Home Internet4.3Best Pricing
Comcast Xfinity4.3Best Plan Selection
Verizon Fios4.2Best Value
6 more rows
Apr 22, 2024

Are customers happy with Spectrum? ›

Service is great, and the price is much better than my old provider. I highly recommend Spectrum Mobile. I had Verizon for more than 20 years. I switched to Spectrum and my service is as good, if not better, for $27 less a month.”

Will Spectrum replace my modem for free? ›

Optimize Your Service

If you've been notified that you need a replacement modem and/or router to take advantage of faster internet speeds, you can order it online now. Eligible customers get this equipment to optimize service at no cost.

How many devices can connect to Spectrum internet? ›

Single or Small Household: 100-300 Mbps with 1-7 devices – Spectrum Internet. Small to Medium Household: 300-500 Mbps with 8-14 devices – Internet Ultra. Large Household: 500 Mbps-1 Gbps with 14+ devices – Internet Gig.

Is it worth getting 500 Mbps internet? ›

A 500 Mbps internet connection is fast enough to allow a family to stream 4K HD video on up to 20 devices simultaneously without interruption. A high-caliber broadband connection of 500Mbps enables downloading an HD movie in as little as 60 seconds.

What speed should I be getting? ›

A speed of 25 Mb/s is probably good enough for the average home user. The more users and/or devices using the internet the more speed is required and the type of activity also changes the requirements. Faster download speeds mean more devices can stream better quality content. Upload is less important for normal users.

Do you really get 200 Mbps with Spectrum? ›

STAMFORD, Conn.

The faster 200 Mbps speeds are available now to new Spectrum Internet customers, and the company will automatically increase speeds for current residential customers with new Spectrum Internet packages in these markets during the first quarter of 2021.

Is 300 Mbps fast? ›

For most households with three or four people living together, a 300 Mbps internet download is enough for the various uses ranging from online gaming, streaming, and general browsing. According to the Tech21Centry website, 300 Mbps can download a 5-Gigabyte movie file in only 2.2 minutes.

Why is my 300 mbps internet so slow? ›

It could be an outdated router. Maybe you have a less-than-ideal router location. You could potentially solve slow speeds with an easy fix, like upgrading to a mesh network (which also has to be set up in the right spot) or simply restarting your modem and router.

Is 500 Mbps fast? ›

How Fast Is 500 Mbps? A 500 Mbps internet connection is fast enough to allow a family to stream 4K HD video on up to 20 devices simultaneously without interruption. A high-caliber broadband connection of 500Mbps enables downloading an HD movie in as little as 60 seconds.

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