Astound Broadband Internet Plans and Pricing

Astound Broadband’s high-speed cable internet service has no contracts, no data caps, and no competitors when it comes to value.

Price: $19.99–$142.84/mo.
Internet speeds: 100–940 Mbps
Channels: 58–305+ channels

Top plans Price* Download speeds up to Upload speeds up to Channels
Best for budgets
300 Mbps Internet
$19.99–$26.99/mo. 300 Mbps 15 Mbps N/A View Plan
Best for speed
940 Mbps Internet
$34.99–$46.99/mo. 940 Mbps 20 Mbps N/A View Plan
Best bundle
940 Mbps Internet + Signature TV
$91.82–$142.84/mo. 940 Mbps 20 Mbps 288+ View Plan

* For the first 12 months. Data is as of time of post. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. 

Is Astound Broadband internet good?

Astound Broadband powered by RCN offers high-speed cable internet in Boston, Chicago, DC, Pennsylvania (Lehigh), New York (Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens), and Philadelphia. Astound Broadband internet prices can vary by location but are generally the best deal around for internet speeds from 50–940 Mbps.

And if you’re into bundles, Astound Broadband’s double-play and triple-play packages (with internet, TV, or home phone service) have the same great value.

On top of value, Astound Broadband also has no contracts, no data caps, free no-contact installation, two-hour service windows, and year-round, US-based, 24/7 customer support. So, yeah, we think Astound Broadband internet service is excellent.

Have a seat and we’ll tell you more.

Astound Broadband internet pros and cons

Pros

  • Download speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • No contracts
  • No data caps
  • Possible same-day installation

Cons

  • Limited availability
  • Slower upload speeds than fiber internet

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Best Astound Broadband internet packages

Top plans Price* Download speeds up to Upload speeds up to Channels
250 Mbps Internet
Best for budgets
$25.99–$34.99/mo. 250 Mbps 15 Mbps N/A View Plan
Gig Internet
Best for speed
$49.99–$54.99/mo. 940 Mbps 20 Mbps N/A View Plan
Signature TV + Gig Internet
Best bundle
$99.60–$152.84/mo. 940 Mbps 20 Mbps 275–297+ View Plan

Data as of time of post. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
* For the first 12 months.

We think Astound Broadband’s 300 Mbps Internet plan is a tremendous value for most families, with enough speed to do a healthy amount of HD streaming and online gaming.

For larger households or gig gluttons who watch even more TV and play even more games, 940 Mbps Internet is a solid deal at starting at $34.99 a month. Need a nice, juicy channel pack? For you, we suggest the Signature TV + Gig Internet bundle, which adds 275–297+ TV channels to your internet plan, depending on location. Astound Broadband guarantees its TV and internet prices for a year, but after 12 months, you might see a price increase depending on your address.

You can find all three of these recommended packages in any of Astound Broadband’s six cities. Some other Astound Broadband plans, however, are exclusive to only a few locations. Check out the full Astound Broadband plan menu (the link takes you to the plans and pricing table) or call Astound Broadband to see if there’s a better deal where you live.

Astound Broadband internet plans

Astound Broadband has seven standalone internet plans with speeds from 50–940 Mbps. The exact speeds and prices vary by area, but you’ll see the most common options in the table below. Check Astound Broadband’s website for the prices in your area.

Astound internet packages and pricing

Package Price* Download speeds up to Upload speeds up to
300 Mbps Internet
Best for budgets
$19.99–$26.99/mo. 300 Mbps 15 Mbps View Plan
940 Mbps Internet
Best for speed
$34.99–$46.99/mo. 940 Mbps 20 Mbps View Plan
50 Mbps Internet $19.99/mo. 50 Mbps 10 Mbps View Plan
100 Mbps Internet $19.99/mo. 100 Mbps 10 Mbps View Plan
600 Mbps Internet $34.99–$46.99/mo. 600 Mbps 20 Mbps View Plan

Data as of time of post. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
* For the first 12 months.

At $19.99–$26.99 a month, Astound Broadband’s 300 Mbps Internet is the best deal in the area, although a close contender is Optimum’s 300 Mbps package ($29.99 a month), which is available in Brooklyn.

But Astound Broadband’s Gig Internet, at $34.99–$46.99 per month, is the best deal for gigabit speeds in its area. For comparison, Optimum 1 Gig is $49.99–$79.99 per month, while Xfinity’s Gigabit plan is $79.99 per month.

Astound Broadband bundles

Astound Broadband’s TV packages come with only two TV choices—Digital Basic TV (58–85+ channels) and Signature TV (288–305+ channels)—but basically the same six internet plans ranging from 100-940 Mbps.

Astound Broadband’s bundles vary by city, but you’ll generally be able to choose from a starting, mid-range, and 940 Mbps internet, TV, or phone bundle. However, every bundle will have to include internet service and you won’t be able to get standalone TV service. You can add phone service for an additional $1.00 to $10.00 per month, depending on your city and whether you have a Double Play or Triple Play bundle.

Out of all of Astound Broadband’s bundles, we recommend Signature TV + 1 Gbps ($91.82–$142.84 per month, 940 Mbps, 288–305+ channels). It has by far the fastest speeds and most channels of any bundle in the area.

To drive home the point on value, Optimum’s Core TV + Optimum 300 bundle is $94.99 a month for less than half the speed (300 Mbps) and fewer channels (220+).

And Verizon Fios’s 400 Mbps Internet + Your Fios TV costs $109.99 for less than half the download speed and only 125+ channels. The bright side, though, is that Verizon is a fiber-optic service, so it’s more reliable—and you’ll get 20 times faster upload speeds. That will work well for mid-sized families, online gamers (with social lives), and those of us working from home.

In other words, Astound Broadband’s Signature TV + 1 Gbps is a screamin’ deal. But we’ve compiled tables for some of Astound Broadband’s top bundles so you can compare prices, speeds, and channel counts and pick a package that works for you.

Selected Astound internet plans plus TV packages and pricing

Package Price* Download speeds up to Channel count Phone plan
100 Mbps Internet + Digital Basic TV $29.64/mo. 100 Mbps 65+ Add for $1.00–$10.00/mo. View Plan
300 Mbps Internet + Signature TV $115.84–$122.84/mo. 300 Mbps 288+ Add for $1.00–$10.00/mo. View Plan
600 Mbps Internet + Signature TV $114.51–$132.84/mo. 600 Mbps 288+ Add for $1.00–$10.00/mo. View Plan
Signature TV + 1 Gbps Internet $91.82–$142.84/mo. 940 Mbps 288+ Add for $1.00–$10.00/mo. View Plan

Data as of time of post. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
* For the first 12 months.

Astound Broadband internet deals and promotions

While Astound Broadband has plenty of value baked into its internet plans, it also offers these deals for new customers depending on your area:

  • Waived installation fee
  • One to two months of free service
  • Free premium cable channels like SHOWTIME® for a year

Astound Broadband internet equipment

Okay, gear geeks—let’s examine the devices you need (and might need) with Astound Broadband internet service.

  • Standard Wi-Fi & Modem ($8.00/mo.): A DOCSIS 3.0 modem/router combo.
  • Standard Wi-Fi & Gig Modem ($10.00/mo.): A DOCSIS 3.1 modem/router combo for higher speeds.
  • Enhanced Whole Home Wi-Fi Only ($9.95/mo.): The monthly fee for this mesh Wi-Fi service includes one base eero and one beacon eero, with additional eeros available for $5.00 each per month.
  • eero Secure+ ($9.99/mo.): Lock down your sweet new mesh-work with this doodad, which comes with antivirus software, ad blocking, VPN protection, password management, and more.

Yes, that means you’ll need to rent a modem/router from Astound Broadband—unless you can, I dunno, buy your own. Technically, Astound Broadband has a $79.95 installation fee, but you can easily avoid it by getting a self-installation kit. Astound Broadband also occasionally waives the fee when you sign up for service online.

Can I use my own modem/router unit with Astound Broadband internet?

Well, it turns out that you can use your own modem/routers with Astound Broadband internet service as long as it’s compatible with Astound Broadband internet speeds. See the table below for the internet provider’s recommended specs.

Astound's recommended modem/router specs

Astound Broadband internet plan speeds DOCSIS Min. # of downstream channels Ideal # of downstream channels
Up to 250 Mbps 3.0 8 24
300 Mbps 3.0 16 24
500 Mbps and up 3.1 16* 32

* No recommendation from Astound Broadband. This is CableTV.com’s suggestion.

Pay particular attention to downstream channels—a higher number is better. If your current modem/router has only eight channels, it will still work for speeds up to 250 Mbps. But if you’re buying a new device, get one with at least 16 downstream channels to ensure the best download speed.

  • Note that there are some exceptions to Astound Broadband’s bring-your-own-modem policy:
  • If you’re an Astound Broadband digital phone customer, you must use an Astound Broadband EMTA modem for your phone service.
  • If you live in an Astound Broadband fiber-to-the-home area, you’ll have to use an Astound Broadband internet device.
  • The Motorola MB8600 is not compatible with Astound Broadband’s network.
  • EURODOCSIS cable modems aren’t supported in the US so you can’t use them with Astound Broadband.

Pro tip: Not sure where to start to buy your own modem/router combo? Check out Best Modem/Router Combos to get started on your search.

Final take: Is Astound Broadband internet worth it?

Whenever we’re asked which internet provider has the most affordable plans or best value, Astound Broadband always tops the list. Aside from Optimum’s 300 Mbps plan, no other provider in the area has the same speeds at such low prices. And don’t forget how Astound Broadband blows away the competition’s bundles.

That kind of value—without contracts or data caps—is staggering. It makes us wish we lived in Astound Broadband’s service area. But since we don’t, maybe send us a postcard telling us about the good life?

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Astound Broadband internet FAQ

Where is Astound Broadband available?

Astound Broadband internet and TV service is available in these areas:

  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
  • New York City (Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens)
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Washington, DC

Which is better, Comcast or Astound Broadband?

For the speeds it offers, Astound Broadband is a much better internet provider than Xfinity, a.k.a. Comcast. To put it into perspective: Astound Broadband’s fast plan gives you 940 Mbps for $34.99–$46.99 a month (depending on your location). Xfinity’s Gigabit plan, on the other hand, is $79.99 per month for 1,200 Mbps.

Is Astound Broadband better than Verizon Fios?

In terms of value, Astound Broadband is better. For context, Astound Broadband’s Signature TV + 1 Gbps has cable speeds up to 940 Mbps and 275–297+ channels for $99.60–$152.84 per month (prices vary by location), while Verizon Fios’s 300 Mbps Internet + More Fios TV ($109.99 a month) has a 300 Mbps fiber-optic connection and 300+ channels.

Fiber connections are faster and more reliable than cable, and fiber also has symmetrical download and upload speeds. On that, Verizon Fios wins.

But if you don’t care as much about upload speeds, Astound Broadband’s internet download speeds are the same as Verizon. And you’ll get more than double the TV channels for the same, or possibly better, price.

Is Astound Broadband any good?

Astound Broadband is good—great, actually. It has cable connections from 10–940 Mbps, no contracts, no data caps, and prices that are hard for juggernauts like Verizon and Xfinity to beat.

Why is my Astound Broadband internet so slow?

Several reasons could explain why your internet connection is slow:

  • Do you and your family do a lot of streaming and gaming? You might need to upgrade to a faster plan to accommodate internet usage in your household
  • How old is your modem, router, or modem-router combo? Perhaps it’s time to upgrade.
  • What’s going on in the world? A general surge in internet traffic can slow down everyone’s cable connections.
  • What’s going on around you? Astound Broadband could be experiencing a service outage due to weather or some fool crashing his car into a utility pole near your house

These are the most common culprits, but there could be others. To troubleshoot your connection, contact Astound Broadband tech support at +1-866-832-4726.

What is better: Spectrum or Astound Broadband?

Astound Broadband has better internet packages compared to Spectrum, but Spectrum’s TV package is more affordable than Astound’s.

How reliable is Astound Broadband?

Like most regional internet providers, Astound Broadband generally offers good internet performance and it’s competitively priced compared to other cable internet providers.

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