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Fast and reliable internet access has become a necessity, and not only for streaming TV and movies. It’s nearly impossible to keep up in school or at your job without out. This article explains how to get speedy home internet for an affordable price.
Find Internet Providers by Zip Code
To make the search easier, we’ve put together a searchable database of residential internet service providers that offer at least 30 Mbps of bandwidth without needing a bundle. You can search by zip code using the search field below.
If you are having trouble using the search tool, you can search for an Internet Provider by State. It’s just not as quick and easy as the tool above.
Affordable Home Internet Service Plans
I’m a cord cutter and watch all my TV and Movies online. In order to make that affordable, I recommend trying to keep your internet cost per month below $65. As I explained in our article “How Much Internet Speed Do You Need” 50 Mbps will be more than enough for the majority of cord cutters.
Below are internet only plans in the U.S. that deliver affordable home internet service. I’ll also cover the states where each of these providers operates.
Verizon Fios Internet
I used Fios for internet service for over a decade. Unfortunately, I recently moved outside of their service area, but they are an amazing ISP I strongly recommend using if they are available in your area. They offer an unbelievably priced 100 Mbps for under $39.99. Read my post on this Fios Internet-only service for more information on their internet service. They also offer near gigabit speed in their service area.
Verizon Fios is currently available in and around the areas of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware and Washington D.C. You can check for the promo pricing availability here.
If you live in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, or Sacramento Verizon just unveiled their 5G Home Wireless Internet Service. Speeds and pricing are comparable to Fios and beat most internet service offerings from other ISPs. Check for availability in your area.
Comcast Internet Plans
I recently moved out of Fios’ service area and have been using Xfinity from Comcast for internet service. I got an excellent deal and so far the service has been reliable in both speed and uptime.
I’ve seen broadband pricing for under $30 and 100 Mbps for around $50 in various parts of the country. This link will show you what is available in your area.
Comcast Availability: The Xfinity service area is within the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
For more information check out this article listing the Xfinity internet plans that you don’t have to bundle with TV.
Starry offers 5G wireless home internet service in parts of Boston, Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York City and Denver. You can check here for availability. The offer up to 200 Mbps for $50 a month, and there is a way to get 2 months free when you use this Starry promo code. For more information on this service see our full explainer on Starry Internet.
Cox Internet Only Plans
Currently, you can check if Cox internet is available in your area and get special pricing through this offer page. The prices typically run less than $1 per Mbps, so it’s perfect for those looking to cut the cord and need an internet service provider. For more information on their service, see our article on Cox Intenet Plans.
Cox offers internet only service in Arizona, California, Virginia, Louisiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Kansas, Rhode Island, Florida, Nebraska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Ohio, Iowa, District of Columbia, Idaho, Massachusetts, and North Carolina.
AT&T Internet Only Service
AT&T is currently offering an internet-only deal that provides 100 Mbps for $50. You can sign up for the promotion here. The page looks like a bundle, but scroll to the bottom and the internet deal is in a box on the left. You can also call 844-566-6257 toll free to get the offer if you give them promo code “U3787“.
AT&T internet service is available in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. Check for availability in your area.
Charter Internet Only Plans
Charter offers plenty of speed to cut the cord with their Spectrum Internet-only plan. They offer up to over 100 Mbps for under $50 per month in parts of the country. Check out their offer on this Charter internet promo page or call 855-846-2526 to take advantage of the offer.
Charter Availability: Charter’s service area is within the states of Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Few cable companies offer affordable internet only services. However, residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and a few in Pennsylvania can subscribe to Optimum Online Internet service. Not only can you get 100 Mbps for a great price, but also the service is solid.
Google Fiber is really changing the ISP game. Every city they begin offering high-speed broadband in immediately sparks price competition. While they offer gigabit internet at $70 per month, you can also get a 25 Mbps internet connection for only $15 per month. This easily makes them the best internet service provider for those looking to cut the cord.
If you need a bit more speed than that, they also offer 100 Mbps for only $50. As of this article, they currently offer internet in Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; the Kansas City metro area in Missouri and Kansas; Nashville, Tennessee; and Provo, Utah and they just started rolling out in Salt Lake City.
A reader of the blog informed me that WOW! now offers Internet access in Knoxville Tennessee. They offer speeds of 30 Mbps for just $25 and 60 Mbps for just $40 per Mbps. If anyone has any experience with their Internet-only service them please post in the comments. They appear to offer service in parts of South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Kansas, Michigan, Indiana, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, and Ohio.
Still Looking for an Internet Provider?
If you don’t find a suitable home internet provider using the search field we have also partnered with an internet sales solution team that will find available internet in your area. Simply call toll free (855) 432-3254, provide your zip code at the prompt and a sales representative will provide you with available internet offers in your area.
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