Frontier started offering Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) internet services in rural and suburban U.S. markets in 2008. In 2014, Frontier acquired additional network coverage from Verizon, including fiber network areas. Frontier now markets its fiber services as Frontier Fiber. Frontier offers fiber internet coverage to 16.2 million people, with the most coverage in Connecticut, Florida, and California. Frontier ranks as the 4th-largest fiber internet provider in the U.S.
As a DSL provider, one of Frontier’s strengths is its widespread rural availability, since rural households usually have access to the twisted copper phone lines needed for DSL connections. Frontier DSL services are particularly widespread in West Virginia, Connecticut, and Illinois, with Frontier ranking as the 4th-largest DSL provider in the U.S.
Frontier Internet Services
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With no equipment fees, no contracts, and unlimited data on all Frontier plans, it really comes down to speed. Frontier offers multiple speeds with the Frontier Fiber plans, while offerings change per region for Frontier Internet.
|Plan||Starting price *||Connection type||Data cap|
|Frontier Fiber||$39.99 per month (with Auto Pay and Paperless Bill)||Fiber||Unlimited data|
|Frontier Internet||$64.99 per month (with Auto Pay and Paperless Bill)||DSL||Unlimited data|
Frontier offers a simple pricing structure. Frontier Fiber begins at $39.99 per month (with Auto Pay and Paperless Bill), while Frontier Internet starts at $64.99 per month (with Auto Pay and Paperless Bill). For more information about this month’s promotions and which plans offer the best value, visit our Frontier Deals page.
Frontier Internet Speeds
Frontier networks consist of its standard DSL network and its newer fiber-optic network. The main difference is that DSL runs significantly slower than fiber. However, Frontier has been building out more fiber backbone in recent years and boosting the overall speed and bandwidth of DSL connections. We recommend checking out how Frontier stacks up against AT&T to see just how competitive it is, especially since both providers offer multi-gig internet plans.