Best Internet Deals 2021: Plans, Pricing, and More
Check out the best internet deals out there. Who knows? Maybe you can snag one in your area.
Data effective 08/06/20. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
Stellar deals take the edge off dreary internet contracts. With the right internet service 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.
The list above is a quick look at the best broadband 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.
$500 contract buyout, special internet-and-TV bundle for current customers
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 service provider for Optimum, and the second is an internet-and-TV bundle with extra goodies—like a $100 Amazon gift card.**
Deal 1: contract buyout
Optimum offers a contract buyout when you sign up with any Optimum cable 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:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail: Altice USA, Attn: Sales Support, 200 Jericho Quadrangle, 2nd Floor, Jericho, NY 11753
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 Optimum.com for full details.
Deal 2: bundle internet & TV ($65/mo.*)
This one’s for current customers—this is cool, because providers typically reserve deals for new customers. Anyway, this bundle includes 300 Mbps cable internet speed and 220+ channels for $65 per month. All that, and a $100 Amazon gift card too.
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.
*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.
***See Optimum.com for full Amazon gift card details, terms, and conditions.
Special bundle (500 Mbps speed, 60+ channels, free SHOWTIME and TMC), first three months free for $49.91 a month.
Deal 1: RCN coupon codes
RCN offers a good broadband 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 free installation.
- Washington DC—DCFREE
- Lehigh Valley—FREELV
- New York—NYFREE
Deal 2: get 500 Mbps internet speed, 60+ channels w/ SHOWTIME and TMC, first three months free for $49.91 a month
The special offer is technically $34.99 for the internet plan only with the TV channels (live and premiums) included for an additional $14.92 monthly. And everything is free for the first three months.
You can snag this good little deal only in New York City. But RCN has oodles of other deals based on where you live, so you have a chance to save even if you’re not in the Big Apple.
*12 mos. pricing, no contract required, equipment priced separately.
$500 contract buyout
Like Optimum, Spectrum offers a $500 contract buyout. But to get this broadband deal, you have to sign up for a Triple Play—a plan with cable 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 service 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 Spectrum.com/buyout.
Free Disney+ for a year (reg. $6.99/mo.), free Hulu Basic for six months (reg. $5.99/mo.), discounts on Unlimited Wireless, and a free router w/ select plans.
With Verizon Fios Home Internet, you can get a variety of freebies with select plans.** These include the following when you sign up for a qualifying package:
- Disney+ free for a year
- Hulu Basic free for six months
- Up to $20 a month off of Unlimited Wireless
- Free Stream TV (Android TV streaming device) with a free month of YouTube TV
- Free router rental
And what, exactly, is a qualifying package? See bullets below.
- Any triple-play internet bundle with a two-year contract*
- Any internet-only service with speeds 50 Mbps and higher*
Note: Not all offers come with all packages. See table below for details.
|Package||Download speed||Upload speed||Price||Promo|
|Fios Internet 200/200||200 Mbps||200 Mbps||$39.99/mo.‡|
|Fios Internet 400/400||400 Mbps||400 Mbps||$59.99/mo.‡|
|Fios Gigabit Connection||Up to 940 Mbps||Up to 880 Mbps||$79.99/mo.˚|
‡w/ Auto Pay + taxes & equipment charges.
˚w/Auto Pay + taxes,.
• For the first year, then $6.99/mo after.
This fiber internet deal lasts until September 23, 2020. With Verizon’s fast internet speeds, and a huge lineup of Disney+ and Hulu content, life is good if you live in a Verizon Fios service area.
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.
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 service 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?
Check back to this page whenever you want to get a special offer with your internet service. We’ll keep everything up to date, so make sure you drop by again.
Are there any satellite internet deals right now?
Unfortunately, there aren’t any satellite internet deals we could find. Since HughesNet and Viasat are the only major satellite internet providers in the US, there isn’t a lot of competition, so there’s no real motivation to offer internet deals or promotions.
**VERIZON FIOS DISCLAIMERS
Disney+: Get 12 months of Disney+ on us from time of enrollment (must enroll with Verizon and activate by no later than 12.23.20); 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 available on one eligible Verizon account. Use of the Disney+ service is subject to the Disney+ and ESPN+ Subscriber Agreement.
Hulu: Get 12 months of Hulu’s ad-supported plan with activation of Fios Home Internet Gigabit Connection plan on us. Must enroll with Verizon and redeem with Hulu by 12/23/20 at 11:59pm PT. Must be 18 years of age or older. One offer per eligible account. Offer available to new and returning Hulu subscribers. Offer valid for standalone ad-supported Hulu plan only. Base plan switches during the trial period may result in a forfeit of any time or credit for your remaining free trial period and additional charges for plans of higher value. CANCEL BEFORE FREE TRIAL ENDS TO AVOID BEING CHARGED $5.99 (OR APPLICABLE SUBSCRIPTION FEES FOR UPDATED PLANS)/MONTH, PLUS APPLICABLE TAXES, ON A RECURRING BASIS AFTER YOUR FREE TRIAL PERIOD. Cancel any time. This offer is subject to verification by Verizon or Hulu and has no cash value or credit. Not transferable. U.S. only. Offer void where prohibited by law. Free trial, subscription and use of the Hulu service is subject to Hulu’s terms and conditions: Hulu.com/terms.
Stream TV: Offer valid until 9/23/20 via the Fios accessories website. Customer will receive a redemption email once installation is complete and must redeem the offer w/in 60 days of receipt of email.
Fios: Offer valid thru 9.23.20 for eligible new custs. Availability varies. Gigabit network connection to your home. Wired speeds up to 940/880 Mbps with avg. speeds betw. 750-940 Mbps download / 750-880 Mbps upload. Wired & wireless speeds vary due to device limits, multiple users, network & other factors. See Verizon.com/yourspeed for more info. $99 setup & taxes & terms may apply. Auto Pay & paper-free billing req’d. Subj. to credit approval & may require a deposit. © 2020 Verizon.
Setup charge: Waived for online orders.