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Spectrum® deals are abundant right now. The company is currently offering some value-packed Internet and TV in an effort to get on consumers’ good sides. For starters, they are one of the only Internet providers that offers Internet service without a contract.

Spectrum Internet plans are usually in the 200 to 940 Mbps range (wireless speeds may vary), which is more than sufficient for streaming HD video. The company also offers bundled plans with TV and phone service, as well as discounted mobile service.

Spectrum Internet Only Plans and Pricing

Below are all the Spectrum Internet deals we’ve collected. Additional plans may be available online or over the phone in select ZIP codes.

Plan Maximum Download Speed Introductory Price
Spectrum Internet Up to 200 Mbps $49.99 per month for the first year
Spectrum Internet Ultra Up to 400 Mbps $69.99 per month for the first year
Spectrum Internet Gig Up to 940 Mbps $109.99 per month for the first year

Spectrum’s slowest plan offers an impressive 200 Mbps download speed, which is comparable to some midtier plans from Optimum, Xfinity, and other providers. Even if you have multiple family members streaming 4K movies or playing video games, that speed will likely be plenty. If it’s not, then there are two faster plans that will certainly cover the needs of even the most Internet-intensive households.

Spectrum’s Ultra Internet plan is the midtier offering for contract-free Internet service. It’s $69.99 per month and provides four times as much download speed as the basic Spectrum 200 Mbps Internet plan (wireless speeds may vary) for only $20 more per month.

The Ultra plan has a 20 Mbps upload speed (wireless speeds may vary), which is about twice what the basic plan offers. That can make a big difference if you regularly video chat or move large files, and it’s especially helpful for people who work from home.

Plan details change frequently, so don't expect a totally locked-in rate like you'd get with some competitors (CenturyLink deals, for example, include a “Price for Life” guarantee). We update this page with new details every chance we get, but we’d still recommend verifying plan details with Spectrum before purchasing service.

Spectrum Internet Deals

  • Free modem rental: Most Internet providers charge $5 to $10 per month to rent a modem, but Spectrum includes a modem at no cost. You will, however, have to pay if you need both a modem and a router.
  • Bundle discounts: If you are looking for cable TV or home phone service in addition to Internet, you can save with Spectrum’s Double Play (TV and Internet), Internet and Voice, or Triple Play (TV, Internet, and voice) bundles. These deals are generally for new customers, but current customers may also be able to take advantage of the discounts by calling Spectrum directly.
  • Mobile discounts for existing customers: Spectrum Mobile offers discounts of up to 40 percent off its mobile phone service for existing Spectrum Internet customers.

Spectrum Internet Speed and Data Caps

Spectrum’s maximum internet speeds are very reasonable, even for the baseline package. When we tested the connection speeds during our review, however, we found that the actual speeds often dipped far below the maximum. This is not uncommon for cable Internet, especially during peak hours. Even at their lowest, though, the speeds were above 60 Mbps, which is still very reasonable. 

Unlike providers such as Xfinity and AT&T, which impose data caps, Spectrum’s plans are entirely free of limits on your data usage. It isn’t the only Internet provider that has eliminated caps, but it’s a huge plus that is fairly rare in the industry.

Spectrum Internet Contracts and Fees

Spectrum has joined the ranks of contract-free Internet providers. None of its Internet plans or bundles require you to sign a contract. Just like Optimum and Verizon Fios, Spectrum offers to buy out your prior contract when you switch, as long as you choose a qualifying Double Play or Triple Play bundle. Its buyout offer pays up to $500 of early termination fees (ETFs) from your prior contract, which is more than enough to fully cover the ETFs of every plan we’ve seen.

You’ll typically have a choice between in-home professional installation ($49.99 for most plans) and a self-installation kit ($9.99). Professional installation has been suspended temporarily, however, so the $9.99 self-installation kit is currently your only option.

Unlike most Internet providers, Spectrum doesn’t charge for modem rental. If you opt to rent a WiFi router instead of buying your own router, Spectrum will charge you $5 per month for the rental. 

Spectrum offers a 30-day money-back guarantee with all its Internet plans and bundles. If you cancel your Spectrum service during that period, the company will refund the service fee, installation cost, and equipment charges. Beyond that, it doesn’t refund any additional taxes or fees.

Verdict: Is Spectrum Internet Good for Cord-Cutters?

As the second-largest cable company in America, Spectrum is very likely to be on your list of possible Internet providers. Its introductory deals are comparable to its biggest competitor, Xfinity. Since the company doesn’t require a contract, you don’t have to worry about being locked in if it raises its rates after the first year.

Spectrum’s nationwide network of hotspots, free modem rental, and lack of data caps also offer some advantages. If you are looking for cable TV or home phone service, too, its bundles are well worth consideration. Check back frequently for the latest Spectrum deals, and take a look at our hands-on Spectrum review if you are still uncertain whether Spectrum is right for you.