Vyve Broadband Review 2021: Plans, Prices, and More

We break down the internet provider’s internet speed options, TV plans, and regional availability.

Price: $25.00–$69.99/mo.
Internet speed: 105 Mbps–960 Mbps
Channel lineup: 97+

Packages Price* Download speed up to Upload speed up to Channel lineup
Best for cheap internet
Vyve 105
$25.00/mo. 105 Mbps 10 Mbps n/a View Plan

Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Is Vyve good?

Shopping for internet service in a small town can be a mixed bag, but Vyve provides a surprisingly strong customer experience. Vyve’s plans also have fast cable internet speeds and low prices, although its availability varies widely, and so it’s less likely to be in your area.

But if you’re in a town with Vyve coverage, we’d recommend the provider’s plans. With Vyve, you’ll get faster internet speeds compared to the typical DSL internet plans available to small-town and rural customers.

Vyve pros and cons

Pros

  • Great internet prices
  • No contracts

Cons

  • Limited availability
  • Average internet performance

Best Vyve packages

Packages Price* Download speed up to Upload speed up to Channel lineup Details
Vyve 105
Best for cheap internet
$25.00/mo. 105 Mbps 10 Mbps n/a View Plan

*For the first 12 months.
Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Vyve 105 is our top internet pick because of its low cost and decent 105 Mbps download speed. With the plan, you’ll have enough bandwidth to support Netflix nights and regular web browsing for a small household.

Vyve internet plans and prices

Packages Price* Download speed up to Upload speed up to Data cap Details
Vyve 105 $25.00/mo. 105 Mbps 10 Mbps 1 TB View Plan
Vyve 200 $39.99/mo. 200 Mbps 15 Mbps 1.5 TB View Plan
Vyve Gig $69.99/mo. 960 Mbps 25 Mbps 2 TB View Plan

*For the first 12 months.
Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

With its low prices and minimum download speeds of 100 Mbps, Vyve’s broadband internet packages won’t break the bank, and you’ll still get great speeds.

Vyve 105 offers the best deal for most households. At $25.00 per month for maximum download speeds of up to 105 Mbps, you’ll be getting fast internet performance at a low price. If your house needs more internet speed, Vyve 200 is an affordable upgrade at only $39.99 per month.

Vyve 105’s first-year price is only $5.00 more than Xfinity ($34.99/mo. for 100 Mbps), and Vyve Gig is $20.00 cheaper than Spectrum’s comparable package ($89.99/mo. for 1 Gbps). In some Vyve markets, the ISP also offers a 500 Mbps plan that fills the gap between its Vyve 200 and Vyve Gig plans.

Plus, Vyve’s internet plans don’t require a contract, and your bill will increase by only $10.00 after your first year. Although we’re never fans of scheduled price increases, Vyve’s regular prices are still reasonable for a cable ISP.

Vyve’s actual internet performance is a slight step behind its great prices. According to speed test data from HighSpeedInternet, Vyve had an average latency of 33.2 ms. Latency refers to how long it takes for internet data to reach its destination, and high latency negatively impacts tasks like video calls and online gaming.

Vyve’s latency mark is still okay since you won’t experience major internet problems with sub-40 ms latency, but it was behind larger cable ISPs like Cox and Xfinity. Both ISPs had average latency times of around 20 ms.

Vyve TV plans and prices

Packages Price* Channel Details
Limited Basic $25.00/mo. 39+ View Plan
Basic $93.99/mo. 97+ View Plan

*For the first 12 months.
Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

The Limited Basic package offers local channels like ABC for $25 per month along with your Vyve internet plan. We typically recommend buying a TV antenna to get these channels for free instead of paying for a local channel package.

With the Basic plan, you’ll get popular cable channels like Food Network and ESPN for a sizable $93.00 per month. But Vyve also tacks on a $14.99 monthly equipment fee and $5.00 price increases after your first and second year of service. Additional channels like the Cooking Channel, NFL Network, and Disney XD are available only through Vyve’s Variety Tier channel add-on, which costs an additional $9.95 per month.

Overall, neither of Vyve’s TV plans are especially impressive because of their high prices and low channel counts, and we’d recommend buying an antenna or subscribing to a streaming TV service instead. But a Vyve internet and TV bundle could be an option if you’re getting TV service for a family member who’s used to traditional cable TV equipment.

Interested in cord-cutting?

Check out our TV streaming guide to learn more about streaming providers like YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV.

Vyve availability

Vyve’s coverage focuses on rural and smaller cities. So you won’t be able to get Vyve broadband internet service in Dallas, but you can get the ISP’s plans in Dalhart, TX (population 7,930).

Vyve offers coverage in 16 states:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • North Carolina
  • Nebraska
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

Like with most regional providers, Vyve’s availability gets spottier once you get into each state. For example, Vyve has coverage throughout Oklahoma and Nebraska, but once you get into Colorado or Washington, you’ll find coverage only in a handful of small towns.

But even if Vyve’s coverage map is a mixed bag, it’s still worth checking the ISP’s availability if you’re in a state with Vyve service and live outside of a major city.

Check Vyve Availability

Vyve TV and internet bundles

Packages Price* Download/upload speed up to Channel Phone plan Details
Vyve 105 + Limited Basic $50.00/mo. 105 Mbps 39+ Add $9.99/mo. View Plan
Vyve Gig + Basic $163.98/mo. 960 Mbps 97+ Add $9.99/mo. View Plan

*For the first 12 months.
Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Vyve doesn’t offer bundle discounts, so your most significant advantage with a Vyve service bundle will be the convenience of paying one bill per month. Some competitors like Xfinity will knock a few bucks off your bill when you bundle services.

Final take

Despite its niche as a regional ISP, Vyve’s excellent prices and internet plans hold up surprisingly well compared to bigger competitors like Xfinity and Spectrum. Its availability is spotty outside of the Great Plains region, but Vyve is still a great deal if you’re in a city with Vyve coverage.

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Methodology

To find out how Vyve stacked up against the competition, we evaluated all five of Vyve’s plans and used speed test data from our partners at HighSpeedInternet to measure real-world internet performance from Vyve. We also compared their plans against competing rural and major cable internet providers in areas including price, channel selection, and availability.

For more information on CableTV.com’s methodology, check out our How We Rank page.

Vyve FAQ

Is Vyve good internet?

Vyve is a decent internet provider. We liked Vyve’s low monthly costs and straightforward billing, although its internet performance and TV plans weren’t as good as competitors like Xfinity.

How much is Vyve unlimited internet?

Vyve unlimited data costs $24.99 per month.

How does Vyve internet work?

Vyve is a cable internet provider that offers home internet plans between 100 Mbps and 960 Mbps.

Does Vyve have a data cap?

Vyve has data caps between 1 TB and 2 TB on its internet plans.

Packages Data cap
Vyve 105 1 TB
Vyve 200 1.5 TB
Vyve Gig 2 TB

Is Vyve internet fiber-optic?

Vyve offers cable internet-level download speeds between 105 and 960 Mbps and upload speeds between 10 and 25 Mbps.

Why is Vyve so slow?

Vyve’s internet service can be affected by outage problems, weather issues, or your home setup. Call Vyve customer service at +1-855-367-8983 for help, or check out our internet speed guide to figure out why your internet is slowing down.

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