Spectrum Availability Map

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Spectrum Availability

Spectrum is mostly available in urban and suburban areas, including widespread coverage in major metro areas on the East and West coasts such as New York and Los Angeles. Their coverage area increased dramatically after their merger with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Network in 2016, making them one of the top three largest Internet providers in the U.S. While both older brands have been retired, many customers still refer to their service as “TWC” or “Bright House” in certain service areas.

Spectrum Plans and Pricing

Best Features: Things to Consider:
  • Contract-free plans
  • Unlimited data on all plans
  • No equipment rental fee
  • Contract buyout option
  • Nationwide hotspot access
  • Monthly Wi-Fi fee
  • Speed varies throughout the day
  • Plans vary by location

One of the defining features of Spectrum, when compared to other cable providers, is their easy-to-understand tiered pricing system, which offers the same price for similar plan speeds nationally. Spectrum Internet plans are favored by cord-cutters, thanks to their unlimited data and affordable contract-free options. In fact, we rank Spectrum third for best Internet providers for streaming.

Plan Name Download Speed Starting Price Data Cap
Spectrum Internet® Up to 1 Gbps (wireless speeds may vary) $49.99 per month for 12 months Unlimited Data

Spectrum offers three Internet plans with prices starting at $49.99 per month for 12 months. Wireless speeds may vary from each plan’s advertised speeds. Internet, TV, home phone, and mobile phone bundles are also available from Spectrum, making it easy to find a great Internet deal with Spectrum.

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Spectrum Internet Speeds

Spectrum uses what’s known as an HFC (Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial) network for the delivery of wired broadband services. In essence, this means data on their network travels over fiber lines for most of the journey to subscribers, but switches over to older, coaxial cable lines for the short distances within neighborhoods. The distance of this coaxial “hop” varies, but the overall effect is that download speeds come in the range of 200 Mbps to 1 Gbps, with upload speeds up to 35 Mbps.

The main caveat with HFC or “cable” networks is bandwidth sharing, which is the byproduct of multiple residences being connected to a single fiber “node” in the area. Think of it as branches in a tree getting smaller as they spread out – if one branch needs more water, the tree might send more to that branch at the expense of other branches. You can see this in action during “peak use” hours of the late afternoon and evening, when most customers see a reduction in speeds due to the high volume of streaming on Over the Top (OTT) services like Netflix.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Spectrum

  • How much is Spectrum Internet a month?

    Spectrum offers internet services ranging from $49.99 per month for 12 months for download speeds up to 200 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) to $89.99 per month for 12 months for download speeds up to 1 Gbps (wireless speeds may vary).

  • How much does Spectrum charge for Internet only?

    Spectrum charges anywhere from $49.99 per month for 12 months for download speeds up to 200 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) to $89.99 per month for 12 months for download speeds up to 1 Gbps (wireless speeds may vary).

  • Are Bright House and Spectrum the same company?

    In 2015, Charter purchased Bright House to combine it with its other internet holdings into what’s now known as Spectrum Internet.

  • Are Charter and Spectrum the same company?

    Yes, Spectrum is the brand name of the Internet service offered by Charter Communications.