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Find out what Frontier plans and internet speeds are available in your area.
Cord cutting is a great way to save money while watching whatever you want to watch on whatever devices you love. But in order to watch all of the great TV that you crave while still avoiding the overpriced cable and satellite companies, you'll need to invest in quality high-speed internet from a trusted provider. That's why, from time to time, Cordcutting.com turns its gaze toward internet service providers (ISPs). We review, rate, and explain the big players in the ISP game, and this time around we're taking a close look at Frontier. How much does Frontier internet cost? How fast is Frontier internet? And what do Frontier cancellation fees look like? We'll tell you all of this and more below.
Internet makes it possible to do a lot of things — and those things include streaming video, which makes quality internet service a necessary expense for any self-respecting cord cutter. But how fast does your internet need to be?
That depends on how much you're streaming, what you're streaming, and how many devices you're streaming on at once. Brush up with the help of our internet speed guide, and then check out the options from Frontier, which are laid out below:
Those aren't mind-blowing speeds, but the faster plans available through Frontier are serviceable options for cord cutters who want to stream video. Of course, Frontier is only an option for those who live within its service area. So where is Frontier available?
Like most other internet service providers, Frontier is only available in certain regions. Depending on where you live, Frontier may or may not be available to you. The same is true of individual plans that Frontier offers.
Frontier tends to offer service in rural areas and other places that are under-served by Frontier's ISP competition.
For more specific information, including in-state availability, check out the interactive map on Frontier's website here.
Like other internet service providers, Frontier offers internet packages that vary in availability and price from region to region. Prices for internet service can start as low as $20 per month for slow speeds in select areas, though that's the promotional price: after the end of Frontier's “two year price guarantee,” you can expect a price hike.
The best way to find out how much Frontier internet-only service will cost in your area is to check out Frontier's website. Enter your home address to see which offers are available to you.
Frontier structures its discounts and deals in a way that should look pretty familiar to customers who have dealt with major internet service providers before. Like other ISPs, Frontier will give you a low price in exchange for a commitment. Frontier focuses on two-year deals: you'll get the sign-up price for 24 months in exchange for agreeing to commit, under pain of cancellation fees, to Frontier's service for that same length of time. Of course, you don't have to take the deal price: you can also look at Frontier's shorter contracts and month-to-month service.
Like other ISPs, Frontier also offers other services. Customers who want to bundle internet and phone service can get both for $32 per month and get a free Amazon Echo Dot in some areas.
Frontier offers both contract and non-contract plans, but you'll have to sign up for a contract to get most of the best pricing options that Frontier offers. Either way, you'll sign an agreement that governs fees and penalties. With the committed contract, you'll also deal with cancellation fees if you decide to cancel before the end of the period governed by that contract.
Canceling Frontier may involve paying cancellation fees. If you're still under the commitment period that is covered by your initial contract with Frontier (or by any later contract that you agree to, such as one you sign in order to get a new promotional price), then you'll be responsible for a cancellation fee. Generally, Frontier charges $20 per month for each month left on your contract. Since Frontier contracts are two-year deals, that can mean significant charges. For exact details, though, you should look at your contract or contact Frontier customer service.
We've said a lot about Frontier here, but there's still more to learn. Be sure to check out our Frontier review, and keep your eyes peeled for more coverage of Frontier on Cordcutting.com.
Frontier isn't your only option for internet, of course: you'll find plenty of information on other ISPs, including competitors in many areas covered by Frontier, right here on Cordcutting.com. Check out our product and service profiles, reviews, guides, how-tos, and more right here on Cordcutting.com.