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Best Internet Providers to Use with DIRECTV

DIRECTV doesn't have internet, but you can get a DIRECTV bundle with AT&T or CenturyLink.

Best overall
  • $35.00/mo.
  • Download speeds up to 940 Mbps
Best contract
  • $50–$65/mo.
  • Download speeds up to 940 Mbps

Does DIRECTV have internet?

You don’t need an internet connection to use DIRECTV. It’s a satellite TV service, so you can use any internet provider that’s available in your area. There are, however, one or two internet service providers (ISPs) that pair particularly well with DIRECTV.

We think that AT&T’s DSL and fiber internet services pair best with DIRECTV. After all, AT&T owns DIRECTV, so you’ll get fast internet speeds, better prices on bundles—and a single bill.

Another DSL/fiber provider, CenturyLink, also contracts with DIRECTV for the TV portion of its bundles. But you’ll pay more for CenturyLink’s fiber plan than you will for AT&T’s—and you’ll have two monthly bills (one from CenturyLink and one from DIRECTV).

So CenturyLink would be a good choice if AT&T isn’t available in your area. Otherwise, go with AT&T.

Best internet providers to use with DIRECTV

Price Speeds (up to) Bundles with
$60.00/mo.* 940 Mbps DIRECTV, phone service
$50.00–$65.00/mo.** 940 Mbps DIRECTV, phone service

*for 12 mos, plus taxes & $10/mo equip. fee applies. Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
**Rate requires paperless billing. Additional taxes, fees, and surcharges apply. Speeds may not be available in your area. Maximum download/upload speed of up to 940 Mbps via a wired connection.

Best overall: AT&T

Price:
$60.00/mo.
Maximum download speed:
940 Mbps

Pros

  • Best price for fiber
  • Fiber speeds up to 940 Mbps (download) and 880 Mbps (upload)
  • Bundles with internet and phone service

Cons

  • Limited availability
  • Contracts

AT&T has only one fiber-optic plan. It’s called Internet 1000 ($60.00 per month), and it has download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 880 Mbps. This is a great value. Customers will still get a $10/mo discount on TV when they bundle with internet.

If you can’t get fiber where you live, AT&T has a DSL plan with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. It’s also $35.00 monthly. Yup—it’s the same price as the fiber plan. And still a good deal for DSL internet. But the equal price makes not being eligible for fiber sting even more.

AT&T’s DSL bundles work the same way as the fiber ones. So the total savings for bundling AT&T services is $10.00 across the board.

And one last perk that tops off bundling AT&T Internet and DIRECTV: by choosing this provider, you get to deal with a single provider on customer service calls. It’s not like that with CenturyLink (explanation below).

Bonus content: If you sign up for DIRECTV or AT&T TV, you can get a year of HBO Max free. Check out our AT&T deals page for more details. 

Best contract: CenturyLink

Price:
$50.00–$65.00/mo.
Maximum download speed:
940 Mbps

Pros

  • Fiber speeds up to 940 Mbps (download and upload)
  • Internet and phone service available
  • No contracts
  • Wider availability

Cons

  • Disappointing customer service compared to DIRECTV

CenturyLink also has only one fiber plan. CenturyLink Fiber Internet costs $65.00 a month and has download and upload speeds up to 940 Mbps. That’s $5.00 more than you’d pay for AT&T Fiber, but you’re getting slightly higher upload speeds (AT&T Fiber offers 880 Mbps).

On the DSL side, CenturyLink charges $50.00 per month for up to 100 Mbps. That’s only $10 cheaper per month than AT&T’s fiber internet service—which is 10x faster than a DSL connection. So, again, cross your fingers and hope you can get fiber where you live.

That said, CenturyLink’s DSL plans all come with lengthy price guarantees, which means your rates won’t increase as long as you have your plan. Since you can do a lot with 100 Mbps, that’s not such a bad deal. And that’s all without a contract.

What’s not such a great deal: CenturyLink’s bundles won’t save you much money—if any at all. You’ll save about $5.00 a month on the triple-play bundle with DIRECTV’s PREMIER package. Everything else is regular price.

With customer service, it’s gonna be a little bit of a pain compared to AT&T. For internet and phone, call CenturyLink. For TV, call DIRECTV.

Final take

If you can handle having a contract, AT&T is the best internet provider to go with DIRECTV because you get to have your internet, phone, and TV service with one company—at a discount. Plus, there’s that sweet HBO Max deal to consider. 

But AT&T’s bundling discount isn’t so big. So if you’d rather avoid contractual commitments, CenturyLink might be worth the extra money.

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Best internet providers to use with DIRECTV FAQ

How much does internet cost with DIRECTV?

DIRECTV sells only satellite TV service and doesn’t offer internet service, so you’ll have to go elsewhere for internet plans. You can, however, bundle DIRECTV with AT&T or CenturyLink internet. (Psssst! AT&T bundles are cheaper.)

DIRECTV and AT&T bundles cost between $94.98 and $164.98 per month. Check out our DIRECTV bundles guide to learn more about your DIRECTV internet options.

Can I get internet through DIRECTV? 

You can’t get internet service only through DIRECTV because it’s a satellite TV service. If you’re looking to bundle internet with DIRECTV service, check out the bundles from AT&T and CenturyLink. (Pro tip: AT&T owns DIRECTV, so its bundles are cheaper than CenturyLink’s.)

Which provider has the best TV and internet bundle?

Verizon’s Fios Gigabit Connection + The Most Fios TV gives you fiber speeds (up to 940 Mbps download, up to 880 Mbps upload) and 425+ channels for $169.99 per month. As we keep saying, fiber is the fastest and most reliable internet connection. And 425+ channels is a lot.

Is DIRECTV internet any good?

DIRECTV doesn’t sell its own internet service, but DIRECTV offers internet service bundles through CenturyLink and AT&T.