Suddenlink vs. competitors
You’ll find Suddenlink in pockets across the US, but its biggest service areas are Texas, Arkansas, West Virginia, and Oklahoma. Some of its biggest competitors are AT&T, Frontier, and Earthlink, but Suddenlink holds its own.
AT&T’s fiber service tends to be more reliable and offers more affordable plans than Suddenlink internet prices. AT&T also offers streaming TV, but it’s a bit more pricey than Suddenlink’s TV packages. Still, AT&T is an attractive alternative to Suddenlink, unless you live in an area where AT&T offers only its outdated DSL internet service (in that case, go with Suddenlink).
We’re not huge fans of Frontier around these parts because its DSL network is dilapidated and its TV service is missing in action. But at least it has no data caps and includes internet equipment in its service cost, so it’s an okay fallback if you’re afraid of running into Suddenlink’s data limits.
Earthlink plans tend to be on the pricier side, and its internet speeds usually aren’t the fastest. Instead, Earthlink’s shtick is offering phenomenal customer service. Suddenlink’s customer support isn’t the worst, but if you want to be treated thoughtfully by your internet service provider, Earthlink is the way to go.