Brightspeed provides DSL, fixed wireless, and fiber internet connections to over 1.3 million locations across 20 states. Brightspeed’s most significant coverage areas are in North Carolina, Missouri, and Wisconsin. As a newer ISP created from CenturyLink’s coverage area, Brightspeed’s fiber internet network is still growing, but it’s already the fifth-largest DSL network in the U.S. In addition to offering internet, Brightspeed also provides home phone options via its Brightspeed Digital Voice service.
Brightspeed Internet Services
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One of the best things about Brightspeed’s internet plans is that they all offer unlimited data and no annual contracts. These benefits are especially valuable with Brightspeed Fiber Internet, which delivers fast and symmetrical download and upload speeds. In addition, Brightspeed Fiber Internet plans above 100 Mbps include a modem/router combo and 24/7 tech support.
|Plan name||Download speed||Starting price||Data cap|
|Brightspeed Internet||Up to 140 Mbps||$50 per month||Unlimited data|
|Brightspeed Fiber Internet||Up to 940 Mbps||$60 per month||Unlimited data|
Brightspeed internet speeds can vary depending on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, location and number of devices per location. These same factors can also determine the total cost of your internet plan. Since Brightspeed Internet plans are DSL, the speed available at your address may differ from those in other areas in Brightspeed’s coverage network.
Brightspeed Internet Speeds
Brightspeed offers DSL, fixed wireless, and fiber-optic internet, which all have different properties unique to their internet types. Brightspeed’s wireless internet offerings combine its fiber-optic network with wireless technology to transmit radio signals from signal towers to receivers adjacent to its location. While it’s not nearly as fast as wired internet connections, at just a minimum of 10 Mbps, it’s one of the cheapest internet types available.
Brightspeed Fiber Internet, on the other hand, travels through bundled fibers through a glass tube via light pulses. Because light travels faster than radio waves, fiber-optic connections provide internet speeds that are much faster than those offered by fixed wireless and DSL, albeit for a much higher price. Brightspeed Fiber Internet is capable of gigabit speeds, though it falls a little short with symmetrical speeds up to 940 Mbps.