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Spectrum Internet Plans, Packages, and Prices

Our experts spent hundreds of hours researching Spectrum internet plans, pricing, and performance so you don't have to. Read on to see if Spectrum internet is right for you.

$500 contract buyout when you switch

Price: $49.99/mo.-$109.99/mo. for 12 mos*

Internet speed: Starting at up to 200 Mbps up to 1 Gbps** (wireless speeds may vary)

Data cap: Unlimited

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Price Max. download speeds Standout features Details
Starting at $49.99/mo. for 12 mos.* Up to 200 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) No data caps, free modem, access to a nationwide network of WiFi access points, free antivirus software View plan
Starting at $109.99/mo. for 12 mos.* Up to 1 Gbps** (wireless speeds may vary) No data caps View plan
Starting at From $89.98/mo. for 12 mos. when bundled Up to 200 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) Free HD, access to thousands of on-demand titles, free modem View plan
Starting at From $132.97/mo. for 12 mos. when bundled Up to 200 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) 175+ HD channels, free modem, unlimited calling in North America View plan

Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. See full disclaimer.

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Is Spectrum internet good?

We think Spectrum internet is good for folks who have larger households or want to bundle their internet with live TV.

You can get fast download speeds of up to 1 Gbps** (wireless speeds may vary), which is good if a lot of people are on the internet at the same time. Plus, Spectrum has no data caps, a free modem for easy installation, and no-contract flexibility if you ever need to change your internet service provider (ISP).

When you get into the fine print, Spectrum’s higher starting prices and price increases after 12 months aren’t great for customers. But strictly on performance, like we said, Spectrum’s fast broadband internet speeds and add-ons like its free modem make it a competitive option if you’re in a mid-sized or large household.

Spectrum internet pros and cons

Pros

  • Fast download and upload speeds
  • No contracts
  • No data caps
  • Free modem
  • $500 contract buyout

Cons

  • Higher internet prices
  • Price increases after 12 months

Spectrum internet-only prices and packages

Price Max. download speeds Max. upload speeds
Starting at $49.99/mo. for 12 mos.* Up to 200 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) 10 Mbps View plan
Starting at $69.99/mo. for 12 mos.* Up to 400 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) 10 Mbps View plan
Starting at $109.99/mo. for 12 mos.* Up to 1 Gbps** (wireless speeds may vary) 20 Mbps View plan

Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. See full disclaimer.

The Spectrum Internet package is Spectrum’s entry-level offering with a maximum download speed of up to 200 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary). Depending on your location, the Spectrum Internet package may be available only with up to 100 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary).

The entry-level package isn’t the best value, since competing ISPs frequently offer better internet speeds at the same price point—but that’s a problem you’ll find with all Spectrum Internet plans. Still, this package can be a potential fit if your home uses the internet only to check emails or occasionally watch streaming video.

Spectrum Internet Ultra offers faster performance with maximum download speeds of up to 400 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary). As with the Spectrum Internet package, Spectrum Internet Ultra may have an up to 300 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) maximum download speed depending on your address.

If we had to choose, we’d pick Spectrum Internet Ultra as the best Spectrum Internet package. With its high speeds, your internet connections will remain just as fast even if you have kids or housemates who regularly stream TV shows or game online, and it’s a more affordable option than Spectrum Internet Gig.

Spectrum’s top-tier Internet Gig package comes with maximum download speeds of up to 1 Gbps** (wireless speeds may vary). With Spectrum gig internet service, your internet performance won’t collapse if your household has multiple people who regularly stream 4K videos, download large files, and take lengthy video calls.

On all three speed tiers, your monthly price will increase by $25 once Spectrum’s one-year promotional rate ends. Even though a lot of ISPs have similar fine print, we’re still not fans of the one-year price hike. We recommend marking down your promo price end date to make sure you’re not surprised, or try negotiating with Spectrum to bring your price back down.

Promotional rates aren’t the only way to save with Spectrum internet. Check out our Spectrum deals and promotions review for more ways to get a better deal with Spectrum.

Spectrum TV and internet bundles

Price Max. download speeds Channel count
Starting at $89.98/mo. for 12 mos. when bundled* Up to 200 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) 125+ channels View plan
Starting at $119.98/mo. for 12 mos. when bundled* Up to 200 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) 175+ channels View plan
Starting at $139.98/mo. for 12 mos. when bundled* Up to 200 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) 200+ channels View plan

Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. See full disclaimer.

If you like TV and you want to save a bit of cash, consider bundling your Spectrum internet service with Spectrum TV®. You’ll save $5 each month off the cost of the services separately.

We recommend Spectrum bundles over internet-only packages because Spectrum cable TV is as affordable as or cheaper than most live TV streaming services and comes with more channels.

Check out our Spectrum TV and Spectrum bundles reviews to learn more. And don’t forget that you can watch Spectrum TV on the go with the Spectrum TV app.

Spectrum internet speeds

Spectrum has three internet speed tiers: up to 200 Mbps, 400 Mbps, and 1 Gbps** (wireless speeds may vary). These speeds and prices are pretty on par with most other cable providers. That said, there are better deals out there, depending on where you call home.

To learn more about what those speeds mean for your home internet, check out our internet speed guide or refer to the highlights below.

Spectrum Internet
Up to 200 Mbps

(wireless speeds may vary)

Supports a few devices

Common uses

  • Photo sharing
  • Online shopping
  • TV streaming in HD
  • Video conferencing
  • Home networking
  • Online gaming

Spectrum Internet Ultra
Up to 400 Mbps

(wireless speeds may vary)

Supports more devices

Common uses

  • Photo sharing
  • Online shopping
  • TV streaming in 4K
  • Video conferencing
  • Home networking
  • Online gaming
  • Live streaming

Spectrum Internet Gig
Up to 1 Gbps

(wireless speeds may vary)

Supports the most devices

Common uses

  • Photo sharing
  • Online shopping
  • TV streaming in 4K
  • Video conferencing
  • Home networking
  • Online gaming
  • Live streaming
  • Sharing large files

Spectrum Wi-Fi

All of Spectrum’s internet plans include a free internet modem. But because nothing’s totally free in life, Spectrum also offers a Wi-Fi router rental for $5 per month. If you want to wirelessly connect devices to the internet, you’ll need a router to convert the signal into a Wi-Fi connection.

For new subscribers, Spectrum’s free modem is a nice convenience and removes one more thing you have to buy from the electronics store. But you’ll have to return the modem once you end Spectrum internet service.

If you’re going to stick with Spectrum for the long haul, we’d recommend springing for your own wireless router and modem or a combo Wi-Fi router/modem.

By buying your own router, you won’t have to pay unnecessary rental fees that can add up, and you can get models with faster wireless speeds than Spectrum would offer you. If you get your own modem, you can also keep it if you ever change cable internet ISPs down the road.

If you’d like to buy your own equipment for Spectrum internet, check out our suggestions for the best Spectrum-compatible modems.

Check out our guides for Spectrum-compatible modems and wireless routers to see our hardware picks.

Spectrum internet features

Spectrum Out-of-Home WiFi

If your home ever has an internet outage right before a big video call, or if you’re out running errands and don’t want to burn through your smartphone’s mobile data cap, you can jump onto Spectrum’s WiFi hotspot network to get back online.

Spectrum internet subscribers get free access to Spectrum’s Out-of-Home WiFi nationwide, which includes Wi-Fi internet networks at local businesses. The access point network is available across 41 states in cities including San Francisco, Denver, and New York City.

Wi-Fi networks may be a pretty common perk for internet providers, but they’re incredibly useful. We recommend you keep your Spectrum account information handy to log in while you’re on-the-go.

No contracts

Once you sign the dotted line at most ISPs, it’ll usually take a giant fee or more maneuvering than an Ocean’s Eleven heist to break your contract.

Spectrum doesn’t have internet contracts, so you won’t be required to stay with the ISP for a full year. Without contracts, you’ll have the flexibility to sign up for Spectrum even if you need the internet for only a few months, and then you can cancel without any early termination fees.

If you’re locked in an internet or TV contract with another provider, Spectrum will help buyout your contract up to $500 through their Contract Buyout Program. To qualify for the promotion, you’ll just need to sign up for a qualifying Spectrum bundle.

No data caps

Between streaming video services like Hulu and devices like smart home cameras, it’s easier than ever to use up more internet data than you’d expect.

Fortunately, Spectrum has no data caps, so your household can use the internet without having to keep an eye on Spectrum’s data meter. You get to pass on the monthly 1 TB data cap and overage fees other ISPs charge.

With Spectrum, you won’t have to worry about paying extra if you have kids streaming Paw Patrol all day, every day. That’s a doggone relief.

Parental controls

It’s nice to have some extra online protection for your family, and Spectrum delivers in this regard.

To keep your kids safe on the internet, Spectrum offers subscribers a free Security Suite application for Windows and Apple computers. With Security Suite, you can block sites based on their content, filter adult sites from search results, set computer and web browsing time limits, and track your kids’ online activity.

On Spectrum’s email service (which is different from services like Gmail and Yahoo Mail), you can block emails from specific people or websites. We still prefer using our Gmail accounts, though—Gmail’s block function works just fine for us.

Spectrum internet for gaming

Gamers, you won’t have to worry about lag making you lose a round of Overwatch when you’re on Spectrum. Spectrum internet plans have maximum download speeds that easily accommodate online gaming.

The Federal Communications Commission recommends a minimum download speed of up to 25 Mbps if you’re part of a typical four- or five-person household. With plans that start at up to 200 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary), Spectrum can handle your gaming sessions plus everyone’s web browsing or video watching.

But if you’re a frequent online gamer, your download speed isn’t the only factor behind a smooth or jittery online gaming session. Check out our online gaming guide to learn how to optimize your internet connection before the next Madden or League of Legends night with your friends.

Final take: Is Spectrum internet worth it?

Between its starting prices and price hikes after a year, Spectrum isn’t the cheapest internet option on the market. But at the same time, you’ll be getting a bunch of benefits like no-contract agreements, no data caps, a free modem, and access to Spectrum’s Out-of-Home WiFi network.

You’ll definitely be paying for all of these features, but Spectrum internet will work well for your household if performance is more important to you than your monthly bill or if you want to bundle internet with live TV.

Spectrum internet FAQ

How much is Spectrum internet?

Spectrum internet starts at $49.99 per month for 12 months* for an up to 200 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) internet plan. Spectrum Internet Ultra starts at $69.99 per month for 12 months* for an up to 400 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) internet plan. Spectrum Internet Gig starts at $109.99 per month for 12 months* for an up to 1 Gbps (wireless speeds may vary) internet plan.

What is the lowest price for Spectrum internet?

Spectrum Internet is Spectrum’s cheapest internet plan at $49.99 per month. You’ll get maximum download and upload speeds of up to 200 Mbps and up to 10 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary).

Can I just have internet with Spectrum?

Spectrum offers standalone internet service packages for between $49.99 to $109.99 per month for the first 12 months.

What is the cost of Spectrum internet only?

The price for internet-only Spectrum packages is between $49.99 and $109.99 per month depending on your internet speed requirements.

What is the cost of Spectrum internet after 12 months?

After 12 months, Spectrum increases your internet bill by $25 per month.

What kind of internet is Spectrum?

Spectrum is a cable internet provider with download speeds of up to 1 Gbps** (wireless speeds may vary).

Is the Spectrum modem really free?

Yes, the Spectrum modem is really free. Not too shabby, eh?

How much does Spectrum Wi-Fi cost?

Spectrum offers its Wi-Fi router for $5 per month. This is cheaper than most other providers, who charge between $10 and $15 per month for internet equipment.

Are Spectrum internet plans unlimited?

Every Spectrum internet plan comes offers unlimited data (no data caps). Spectrum internet plans also don’t require contracts, so you’re free to leave Spectrum service without facing a monetary penalty.

Is Spectrum internet the same as Wi-Fi?

To get Wi-Fi with Spectrum internet, you can rent a wireless router from Spectrum for $5 per month. You can also buy your own Wi-Fi router, which typically costs between $40 to $120. Check out our wireless router recommendations to find a model that best fits your needs.

I’m having a Spectrum internet problem. What should I do?

Check out our Spectrum troubleshooting guide for quick fixes to everyday problems you might encounter with Spectrum internet.

Methodology

Our experts spent hundreds of hours diving deep beyond the prices and speeds for Spectrum internet—we rated it based on bang for your buck, reliability, features, and customer satisfaction.

To learn more about our methodology, check out our How We Rank page.

Bang for your buck

(3.0 /5)

Reliability

(2.0 /5)

Features

(4.5 /5)

Customer satisfaction

(3.94 /5)

Disclaimer

*Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter. Spectrum Internet ® promotion price is $49.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Taxes, fees and surcharges extra and subject to change during and after the promotional period; installation/network activation, equipment and additional services are extra. General Terms: INTERNET: Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply. Enter your address to determine availability.  ©2021 Charter Communications.

Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter. Spectrum Internet® Ultra promotion price is $69.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Taxes, fees and surcharges extra and subject to change during and after the promotional period; installation/network activation, equipment and additional services are extra. General Terms: INTERNET: Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply. Enter your address to determine availability. ©2021 Charter Communications.

Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter. Spectrum Internet® Gig promotion price is $109.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Taxes, fees and surcharges extra and subject to change during and after the promotional period; installation/network activation, equipment and additional services are extra. General Terms: INTERNET: Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply. Enter your address to determine availability. ©2021 Charter Communications.

†Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter. Spectrum TV® Select promotion price is $44.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Spectrum Internet® promotion price is $44.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Taxes, fees and surcharges (bdcst surcharge up to $16.45/mo) extra and subject to change during and after the promotional period; installation/network activation, equipment and additional services are extra. General Terms: TV: TV equipment required, charges may apply. Channel and HD programming availability based on level of service. Account credentials may be required to stream some TV content online. INTERNET: Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.

‡Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter. Spectrum TV® Silver promotion price is $74.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Spectrum Internet® promotion price is $44.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Spectrum Voice®: Price is $12.99/mo. Taxes, fees and surcharges (broadcast surcharge up to $16.45/mo) extra and subject to change during and after the promotional period; installation/network activation, equipment and additional services are extra. General Terms: TV: TV equipment required, charges may apply. Channel and HD programming availability based on level of service. Account credentials may be required to stream some TV content online. INTERNET: Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. HOME PHONE: Unlimited calling includes calls within the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and more. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply. Enter your address to determine availability.

◊To qualify for the Contract Buyout Program, a customer must order and install a qualifying Triple Play or limited Double Play promotion; offers not available in all areas. Offer available to qualifying customers only who have no outstanding obligations to Charter. Payment amount will be determined by the Early Termination Fee on the final bill from the previous provider, not to exceed $500. For Contract Buyout qualifications, go to Spectrum.com/buyout.

**Speed based on wired connection. Available Internet speeds may vary by address. Gig capable modem required for Gig speed. For a list of Gig capable modems, visit Spectrum.net/modem.