CenturyLink internet plans and pricing
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CenturyLink Fiber Internet
If it’s available in your area, we recommend CenturyLink Fiber Internet. Fiber internet technology gives you a more reliable connection and faster upload and download speeds than cable or DSL internet.
On top of that high performance, these plans are among the cheapest. Check out how CenturyLink Fiber Internet’s starting plan compares to the competition’s:
- CenturyLink: 200 Mbps for $30.00/mo.
- AT&T: 100 Mbps for $55.00/mo.
- Spectrum: 300 Mbps for $49.99/mo.
- Verizon Fios: 300 Mbps for $49.99/mo.
- Xfinity: 75 Mbps for $24.99/mo.
Plus, every CenturyLink Fiber Internet plan includes your fiber gateway—equipment that Xfinity charges $14 monthly for. And all CenturyLink plans come without annual contracts, so you won’t face early termination charges for canceling your internet service.
We recommend most folks go for CenturyLink’s 200 Mbps plan, a good internet speed for day-to-day needs. That’s plenty to scroll through social media and stream TV. But if your family streams multiple shows simultaneously, consider upgrading to the Gigabit plan instead.
If you’re in or near a major city with CenturyLink coverage, there’s a decent chance you can get fiber internet. But if you’re not? Then your only CenturyLink option will be the Simply Unlimited Internet DSL plan.
Simply Unlimited Internet
To the fiber internet-deprived: DSL can still be workable. With maximum download speeds of 100 Mbps, Simply Unlimited Internet is slower than fiber, and its upload speeds lag even farther behind. It still supports occasional Netflix sessions, but your video calls might get choppy.
We’re fans of Simply Unlimited Internet’s unlimited data and no-contract pricing. You won’t have to worry about expensive data overage fees or sudden, massive price hikes.
Like with most DSL plans, your CenturyLink DSL options will depend on the area-availability goblin. Simply Unlimited Internet comes with the fastest speed available at your address. So you might get a 100 Mbps plan, or you could live in an area where CenturyLink guarantees only “up to 1.5 Mbps.” (I do.) And that’s unfortunate.
We’d recommend Simply Unlimited Internet only if your address gets a download speed of at least 40 Mbps. Your internet won’t be blazing fast, but you’ll be able to check your email or watch videos.
But if your address gets less than 40 Mbps from CenturyLink, you’ll probably have better luck with a competing internet provider.