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Best Internet Deals 2020: Plans, Pricing, and More

Internet deals during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Update 4/10/20: There are a ton of internet providers that currently have special offers for low-income folks, students, and seniors. Check out our guide to free and low-income internet to get the low down.


Best for contract buyout


Best for one free month


Get Disney+ for 1 yr.

Data effective 3/6/20. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

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Bottom line

Stellar deals take the edge off dreary internet contracts. With the right internet provider, you can get a free month of service, a prepaid card, or a contract buyout.

Check back here often as we keep this page up to date with the latest deals on broadband internet services.

Best high-speed internet deals

  • Optimum—$500 contract buyout and $100 prepaid card
  • RCN—1st month free, free install, and $10/mo. discount on 500 Mbps
  • Spectrum—$500 contract buyout
  • Verizon—1-year Disney+ subscription then $6.99/mo. after that

The list above is a quick look at the best internet deals right now. These all come with plenty of terms and conditions, of course—getting free stuff is never simple.

Check the sections below for the pesky details.

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$500 contract buyout and $100 Amazon gift card

Optimum is coming at you with two deals right now. The first will cover your early termination fees up to $500 when you leave your current internet provider for Optimum, and the second will get you a $100 Amazon gift card.*

Deal 1: contract buyout

Optimum offers a contract buyout when you sign up with any Optimum internet plan, but it has different tier payouts on bundles:

  • Internet plans: Up to $100 buyout
  • Internet & cable TV plans: Up to $500 buyout
  • Internet, cable TV & home phone plans: Up to $500 buyout

To qualify, you have to be with a different provider at the time you sign up for Optimum. Once you make the switch, send Optimum a copy of your bill that shows you haven’t moved addresses, you were up to date on payments, and how much you were charged in your early termination fee. Either email or snail mail will do the trick:

Make sure you apply for this perk within your first 30 days at Optimum. And don’t expect cash—your buyout comes in the form of bill credit to your Optimum account within six to eight weeks after you apply, provided you’re keeping up with your Optimum payments. Check for full details.

Deal 2: Amazon gift card

Optimum’s second deal has fewer hoops to jump through. You sign up for one of the qualifying plans, and Optimum will shoot you a $100 Amazon gift card.

Here are some of the packages to get if you want that sweet Amazon cash:

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PackagePrice*Download speedChannelsLearn more
Internet 400$64.99/mo.*400 MbpsN/A
Internet 200 & Select TV$79.99/mo.200 Mbps340+
Internet 200 & Premier TV$99.99/mo.200 Mbps420+
Internet 400 & Core TV$84.99/mo.*400 Mbps220+
Internet 200, Select TV & home phone$69.99/mo.200 Mbps340+
Internet 200, Premier TV & home phone$104.99/mo.200 Mbps420+
Internet 400, Core TV & home phone$89.99/mo.*400 Mbps220+

*Plus taxes, fees, and other charges. Price for Life. Customer must remain in good standing and up to date on bill payments to remain on Price For Life.
†For 24 months. Plus taxes, fees, and other charges.

Keep up on your Optimum payments, and you’ll get your gift card in the mail about four to five months after you sign up. Sure, it’s a bit of a wait, but at least you don’t have to do anything extra to eventually get a nice chunk of money.

*See for full Amazon gift card details, terms, and conditions.



1st month free, free install, and $10/mo. discount on 500 Mbps

RCN offers a good deal for those in the know—that’s you. Just use the coupon code for your area when you’re checking out, and you’ll get the first month of your internet service for free, plus free installation.

RCN coupon codes

  • Boston—MAFREE
  • Washington DC—DCFREE
  • Lehigh Valley—FREELV
  • New York—NYFREE
  • Philadelphia—PHFREE

$10/mo. discount on 500 Mbps

If you live in New York, you can stack an absurdly good deal on top of your free installation and free month of service. RCN dropped the price on its 500 Mbps Internet plan to $34.99 per month, which is $10 less than normal.*

Paying such a low price for speeds this fast is unheard of in most of the US, so you’re getting a steal here.

*12 mos. pricing, no contract required, equipment priced separately.


$500 contract buyout

Like Optimum, Spectrum offers a $500 contract buyout. But to get it, you have to sign up for a Triple Play—a plan with internet, cable TV, and home phone.

A Double Play (any two services) will work if Spectrum provides only two services in your area, but otherwise Spectrum expects you to go all in.

Get out your highlighter and mark the early termination fees (ETFs) on your last bill from your old provider. Then fill out and follow the instructions on the Spectrum Contract Buyout Form.

Send everything in within 60 days of your Spectrum installation or two weeks after the date marked on the final bill from your old internet provider. Then start the waiting game for the check, which will be equal to your early termination fee up to $500—Spectrum doesn’t guarantee when it’ll arrive.

†For full contract buyout details, terms, and conditions visit


Get Disney+ for a year—and then $6.99/mo. after that

With Verizon Fios Home Internet, you can get a year of Disney+ when you sign up for a qualifying package:

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PackageDownload speedUpload speedPricePromo
Fios Internet 100/100100 Mbps100 Mbps$39.99/mo.Free yr. Of Disney+
Fios Internet 300/300300 Mbps300 Mbps$59.99/mo.Free yr. Of Disney+
Fios Gigabit ConnectionUp to 940 MbpsUp to 880 Mbps$79.99/mo.˚Free yr. Of Disney+

‡w/ Auto Pay + taxes & equipment charges.
˚w/Auto Pay + taxes,.
• For the first year, then $6.99/mo after.

This Disney+ deal lasts until August 31, 2020. With a huge lineup of Disney movies and shows plus Verizon’s fast internet speeds, life is good if you live in a Verizon Fios service area.

Disney+: Get 12 months of Disney+ from time of enrollment (must enroll with Verizon and activate by no later than 8.31.20); Must be 18 years of age or older. When 12 month promotional period expires, your Disney+ subscription will auto-renew at $6.99+ tax per month, and you will be charged monthly on your Verizon bill unless you cancel with Verizon. If you are a current multi-year or annual Disney+ subscriber, your existing subscription will be paused during the promotional period and will resume through Disney at the end of the 12-month period. Offer eligible for new Fios Home internet plans; one offer per Verizon account. Use of the Disney+ service is subject to the Disney+ and ESPN+ Subscriber Agreement.

Our final take

Internet deals may seem like gimmicky promotions, but if you take advantage of them right, you can save a lot. If the deals above don’t scratch your money-saving itch, check out the best cheap internet packages we recommend.

And of course, broadband providers vary by area. You can search for your options on our Explore Internet Providers page.

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Best internet deals FAQ

What company has the best internet deals?

Optimum’s buyout deal gets you the most for your money, and it’s flexible. With any Optimum internet plan, Optimum will help you escape your current internet provider. It’ll take some work on your part, but the $500 contract buyout is worth it.

How do I find the best internet deals?

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