EarthLink Availability Map

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EarthLink offers internet service across 26 states with the greatest coverage in Alabama, Arkansas, and California. In January 2019, EarthLink was acquired by Trive Capital for a sum of $330 million.

EarthLink is the second-largest Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) internet service provider, available to an estimated 99.2 million people. In addition to DSL broadband, EarthLink also offers fiber internet service. Its fiber service is available to approximately 33.4 million people, making it the third-largest provider of fiber broadband in the U.S. by coverage area.

EarthLink Internet Plans and Pricing

Best Features: Things to Consider:
  • Widespread DSL availability
  • Unlimited data on all plans
  • Wireless Home Internet offering
  • Contract required for the first year
  • Limited fiber availability
  • No bundle discounts

The pricing for EarthLink’s internet service varies. EarthLink DSL internet is usually costlier than cable or even fiber when you look at the price per Mbps. The same is true for EarthLink DSL versus EarthLink Fiber pricing. EarthLink DSL pricing starts at per month for download speeds up to 18 Mbps.

Plan Name Download Speed Starting Price Data Caps
EarthLink DSL Up to 18 Mbps per month Unlimited data
EarthLink Fiber Up to 5 Gbps $59.95 per month Unlimited data
EarthLink Wireless Home Internet Up to 100 Mbps $64.95 per month Up to 150 GB

Most fiber internet providers begin their offers at least up to 100 Mbps, but EarthLink Fiber offers a 50 Mbps plan to start. This offering opens up fiber to customers who may not need the fastest download speeds but want better upload speeds.

When compared to other fiber providers, EarthLink Fiber is neither the most expensive nor the cheapest. However, when compared to other widely available internet types, such as cable, DSL, or satellite internet, EarthLink Fiber can give customers a significant discount per Mbps.

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EarthLink Internet Speeds

For EarthLink customers, DSL is widely available as it was historically their main internet connection type. It can be expensive and can take a while to roll out fiber networks to individual homes. If EarthLink doesn’t yet offer fiber in your area, it should be just a matter of time. In fact, EarthLink piggybacks AT&T’s DSL and fiber network, meaning they offer the same speeds as AT&T. EarthLink Fiber offers symmetrical speeds up to 5 Gbps, while EarthLink’s DSL plans reach up to 18 Mbps download speeds.

EarthLink also offers a 5G fixed wireless internet solution called EarthLink Wireless Home Internet. As another option for customers with limited options, this technology operates via signals from cell towers located closest to your home. Whether your network will use 5G or 4G depends on what’s available in your area. Plans work on a data limit basis instead of by speed. Subscribers can choose data plans varying from 50 to 150 GB per month, starting at $64.95 per month.

Frequently Asked Questions About EarthLink Internet

  • What does EarthLink internet cost?

    EarthLink internet prices start at per month for the lowest DSL or fiber speeds and extend to per month for the fastest EarthLink Fiber internet plan.

  • Does EarthLink charge for email?

    No, email access is included with your EarthLink internet service. If you’re purchasing EarthLink internet online, upon checkout you’ll be asked to create an email address ending in @earthlink.net. You can use this email to log in to the webmail portal EarthLink provides on its website.

  • Is EarthLink available in my area?

    EarthLink is a popular provider of internet service throughout the country, with the capability to serve 99.2 million people nationwide. To check if EarthLink is available near you, type your ZIP code into the search bar at the top of this page.

  • What kind of internet connections does EarthLink offer?

    Because EarthLink partners with affiliate providers across the country, it’s able to provide DSL, fiber, 5G, and satellite services.