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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 for convenience and value
  • $49.99/mo.
  • Download speeds up to 940 Mbps
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Best contract
  • $49–$65/mo.
  • Download speeds up to 940 Mbps
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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 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

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PriceSpeeds (up to)Bundles with
AT&T$49.99/mo.*940 MbpsDIRECTV, phone service
CenturyLink$49.00–$65.00/mo.**940 MbpsDIRECTV, phone service
*for 12 mos plus taxes & equip fee. $10/mo equip fee applies. Incl unlimited internet data allowance ($30 value)
**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 for value and convenience
  • $59.99/mo.
  • Download speeds up to 940 Mbps
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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 ($49.99 per month), and it has download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 880 Mbps. This is a great value. 

When you bundle with DIRECTV, the price for the fiber plan drops to $39.99 a month. To determine the bundle prices, just add $39.99 to the monthly cost of any DIRECTV package you might want. If you’d like to add a phone line, it’s an additional $19.99 per month.

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 $49.99 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® free. And during that year, you’ll also have free access to the new HBO Max streaming service (regularly $14.99 per month).

Best contract
  • $49–$65/mo.
  • Download speeds up to 940 Mbps
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Pros

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

Cons

  • No Price for Life on fiber plan
  • 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 $16.00 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 $49.00 per month for up to 100 Mbps. That’s only $0.99 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 its Price for Life guarantee, 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 PREMIER ($204.99 per month). 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/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, so you’ll have to go elsewhere for internet service. You can, however, bundle DIRECTV with AT&T or CenturyLink internet. (Psssst! AT&T bundles are cheaper.)

Can I get internet through DIRECTV? 

You can’t get internet service 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.

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