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

Price: $55.00–$180.00/mo.*

Download speeds: Up to 100–5,000 Mbps

Best contract

Price: $30.00–$70.00/mo.**

Download speeds: Up to 100–940 Mbps

*Plus taxes. Price after $5/mo. Autopay & Paperless bill discount.
**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.

Does DIRECTV have internet?

You don’t need an internet connection to use DIRECTV. And since DIRECTV is a standalone TV service, it doesn’t offer internet bundles and you can use any internet provider that’s available in your area.

Two internet service providers (ISPs) you should consider are AT&T, which is one of the fastest internet providers, and CenturyLink, which is one of the cheapest internet providers. Check out our top 5 internet providers for more recommendations.

Best internet providers to use with DIRECTV

Price Download speeds Details
AT&T $55.00–$180.00/mo.* Up to 100–5,000 Mbps View Plan
CenturyLink $30.00–$70.00/mo.** Up to 100–940 Mbps View Plans

*Plus taxes. Price after $5/mo. Autopay & Paperless bill discount.
**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:
$55.00–$180.00/mo.*
Download speeds:
Up to 100–5,000 Mbps

*Plus taxes. Price after $5/mo. Autopay & Paperless bill discount.

Pros

  • Wide availability
  • Download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps

Cons

  • Limited availability for fastest speeds

AT&T offers fiber and DSL-hybrid internet. With recent advances in its fiber network, it now offers speeds up to 5,000 Mbps in select areas.

If you’re cruising at speeds that fast, though, you might want to consider switching over to a more affordable live TV streaming service, rather than old-school satellite internet.

If you can’t get fiber where you live, AT&T has a DSL plan with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. When we say “up to,” we mean that AT&T internet is even slower in some areas. But no matter what internet speeds you get at home, AT&T will charge you $55.00 monthly.

Best contract: CenturyLink

Price:
$30.00–$70.00/mo.**
Download speeds:
Up to 100–940 Mbps

**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.

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 has three fiber plans. The fastest, CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit, costs $70 a month and has download and upload speeds up to 940 Mbps. This is one of the cheapest fiber plans out there.

On the DSL side, CenturyLink charges $50 per month for up to 100 Mbps. That’s a fairly average price for internet, and 100 Mbps is a fast enough download speed for most families.

Final take

Both AT&T and CenturyLink are good internet options for DIRECTV, but you may have more options in your area. Enter your zip code below to check all your options.

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Best internet providers to use with DIRECTV FAQ

How much does internet cost with DIRECTV?

Internet providers don’t offer discounts when you get DIRECTV, so your internet costs will be the same as normal. Internet plans average around $50 a month.

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 internet from AT&T and CenturyLink.

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 $224.99 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.

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