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AT&T Internet vs. Xfinity

A Side-by-Side Comparison of AT&T Internet and Xfinity Internet Service in 2020

Our research shows that AT&T and Xfinity from Comcast are two of the top internet providers in the U.S. Both providers offer fiber internet with extremely fast speeds in select regions. Customers who reside out of the coverage zone for fiber -- or those who simply want more affordable service -- can opt for DSL from AT&T or cable from Xfinity.

AT&T Internet Info


(855) 910-0548

$35-60/mo.

Xfinity Info


(844) 910-2674

$39.99-299.95/mo.

AT&T Internet vs. Xfinity Comparison AT&T Internet Xfinity by Comcast Logo
Provider AT&T Internet Xfinity
Speed 5-1,000 Mbps 15-2,000 Mbps
Pricing $35-60/mo. $39.99-299.95/mo.
Service Type DSL, Fiber, or Fixed Wireless Cable or Fiber
AT&T Internet vs. Xfinity Feature Comparison AT&T Internet Xfinity by Comcast Logo
Provider AT&T Internet Xfinity
High-Speed Plans Yes Yes
Unlimited Data Select Plans No
Contract-Free Plans Select Plans Select Plans
TV Service Yes Yes
Phone Service Yes Yes

AT&T Internet Internet Deals †

Last updated on 10/22/2020
  • $35 for 100 Mbps Fiber
    • 100 Mbps ↓ and 100 Mbps ↑ w/ no data cap.
    • 1-year promo rate.
    • Get a $100 reward card with qualifying online orders.
    • Setup: Up to $99 installation cost.
    • Modem: $10/mo
    • Call (877) 722-3506 to setup service.
  • $35 for 100 Mbps DSL
    • 10 to 100 mbps depending on location w/ a 1000 GB/mo data cap
    • 1-year promo rate. Regular rate is $55.00.
    • Get a $100 reward card with qualifying online orders.
    • Setup: Up to $99 installation cost.
    • Modem w/ WiFi: $10/mo
    • Call (877) 722-3506 to setup service.
  • $45 for 300 Mbps Fiber
    • 300 Mbps ↓ and 300 Mbps ↑ w/ no data cap.
    • 1-year promo rate.
    • Get a $100 reward card with qualifying online orders.
    • Setup: Up to $99 installation cost.
    • Modem w/ WiFi: $10/mo
    • Call (877) 722-3506 to setup service.
  • $49.99 for 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless
    • Typical download speeds of 25 Mbps w/ a 500 GB/mo data cap
    • 1-year promo rate. Regular rate is $69.99.
    • Contract Term: 1 year with up to $120 ETF
    • Setup: $99.00 (Includes professional installation.)
    • Modem w/ WiFi included.
    • Call (877) 722-3506 to setup service.
  • $60 for 1,000 Mbps Fiber
    • Download speeds up to 940Mbps w/ no data cap.
    • 1-year promo rate.
    • Get a $100 reward card with qualifying online orders.
    • Setup: Up to $99 installation cost.
    • Modem w/ WiFi: $10/mo
    • Call (877) 722-3506 to setup service.

†All plans not available in all areas or to all customers. Verify details with AT&T Internet.

Xfinity Internet Deals †

Last updated on 10/20/2020
  • $39.99 for 300 Mbps Cable
    • 300 Mbps ↓ and -- Mbps
    • 1-year promo rate. Regular rate is $97.95.
    • Includes $10/mo automatic payments and paperless billing discount for 24 months. Some areas have a 1TB data cap.
    • Flex 4K streaming TV box + Voice Remote included.
    • Setup: $0 (Free Self-Install Kit and shipping.)
    • Modem w/ WiFi: $14/mo
    • Call (866) 736-3035 to setup service.
  • $49.95 for 15 Mbps Cable
    • 15 Mbps ↓ and 2.0 Mbps
    • Some areas have a 1TB data cap.
    • Setup: $0 (Free Self-Install Kit and shipping.)
    • Modem w/ WiFi: $14/mo
    • Call (866) 736-3035 to setup service.
  • $59.99 for 600 Mbps Cable
    • 600 Mbps ↓ and -- Mbps
    • 1-year promo rate. Regular rate is $102.95.
    • Includes $10/mo automatic payments and paperless billing discount for 24 months. Some areas have a 1TB data cap.
    • Flex 4K streaming TV box + Voice Remote included.
    • Setup: $0 (Free Self-Install Kit and shipping.)
    • Modem w/ WiFi: $14/mo
    • Call (866) 736-3035 to setup service.
  • $77.95 for 100 Mbps Cable
    • 100 Mbps ↓ and -- Mbps
    • Some areas have a 1TB data cap.
    • Flex 4K streaming TV box + Voice Remote included.
    • Setup: $0 (Free Self-Install Kit and shipping.)
    • Modem w/ WiFi: $14/mo
    • Call (866) 736-3035 to setup service.
  • $79.99 for 1,000 Mbps Cable
    • 1,000 Mbps ↓ and 35 Mbps
    • 3-year promo rate.
    • Contract Term: 2 years
    • Includes $10/mo automatic payments and paperless billing discount for 24 months. Some areas have a 1TB data cap.
    • Wireless Gateway free for 24 months | Flex 4K streaming TV box + Voice Remote included. | Student-exclusive offer: Free $150 Visa® Prepaid Card and 6 months of Amazon Music Unlimited.
    • Setup: Free Self-Install Kit and shipping.
    • Call (866) 736-3035 to setup service.
  • $299.95 for 2,000 Mbps Fiber
    • 2,000 Mbps ↓ and 2,000 Mbps
    • Contract Term: 2 years
    • Flex 4K streaming device + Voice Remote included.
    • Call (866) 736-3035 to setup service.

†All plans not available in all areas or to all customers. Verify details with Xfinity.

AT&T Internet vs. Xfinity Performance Overview

AT&T offers two types of internet: fiber and DSL. What you can get depends on your location, since AT&T’s fiber service is currently only available in select large metro areas. AT&T also offers a wide range of bundle options with its U-verse TV or DIRECTV service, as well as landline and wireless phone service.

Xfinity from Comcast is the largest cable internet provider in the United States, with service available to over 111 million people across 39 states. Xfinity predominantly offers cable internet service, but the provider has a small fiber serviceable area that should continue to expand through 2020. Just like AT&T, Xfinity customers can also bundle their internet with TV and/or phone service.

AT&T Internet Installation

AT&T lets you install your own equipment for a $35 activation fee.

If you want professional installation, the fee is typically $99 - though it’s waived with qualifying Triple Play packages.

Xfinity Installation

Unlike AT&T, Xfinity doesn’t charge an activation fee for DIY installation.

Their professional installation also costs less than AT&T’s, with prices ranging from $60-90 depending on your package and equipment.

AT&T Internet
Contracts, Equipment Fees & Fine Print

Most of AT&T’s plans require a minimum 1-year agreement.

They do have some prepaid plan options, but these plans don’t offer the same type of promotional savings available with a contract plan. If you end your contract early, be prepared to pay up to $15/month for each remaining month on your contract (up to $180). Equipment fees are included in AT&T packages.

Xfinity
Contracts, Equipment Fees & Fine Print

Xfinity gives you the option to go contract-free for around $10/month extra.

If you do opt for the contract savings, keep in mind their contracts can be as long as 24 months. Early termination fees vary, but you will need to pay for each remaining month in your contract - so this could add up. Xfinity’s equipment fees are not included in the cost of the package and currently start at $11/month for basic equipment.

AT&T Internet Data Caps

Most of AT&T’s plans come with a 1 TB data cap per month, with the exception of their Internet 1000 plan which comes with unlimited data. If you reach your monthly limit you can pay $10 for every 50GB of additional data.

Xfinity Data Caps

All of Xfinity’s plans come with a 1 TB data cap, including their Gigabit and Gigabit Pro plans. Just like AT&T, you can pay $10 for each additional 50 GB of data if you exceed your monthly limit. Xfinity also provides the option to pay $50/month for unlimited data with any plan.

Fantastic team and great coverage

5.00 Stars

on September 28, 2019

AT&T Internet

Absolutely fantastic! Tech came out to help install and, due to the wiring in our apt, it took a while to find the correct outlets. But he was so patient and helpful and kind, really going above and beyond to make sure things got set up so I could have the level of coverage needed to qualify for work from home. Truly amazing guy, I honestly can't speak highly enough of him. He kept trying long after I suspect most would have given up. Huge THANK YOU to AT&T for the coverage at the right price (literally half the price of the competitor in this area), and more importantly for having such an amazing guy on your team. Thank you.

Excellent service

5.00 Stars

on August 17, 2020

AT&T Internet

I received my letter of approval for internet service thru the Access AT&T program. I called to set up service and spoke with a rep. She was so friendly and helpful. She was pleasant to speak with and very knowledgeable about my questions. She made sure I understood everything she said. She kept me informed on what she was doing in the process of setting up my account. She transferred me to another agent to set up my service and have a tech come out to install a phone jack. He was very efficient and professional and very friendly. He made sure all of my questions and concerns were answered. He was extremely polite and personable. I've had this service in the past and am extremely delighted that my area is covered to use their service again. My appointment and equipment is scheduled for Friday, just 5 days from my initial call. I am grateful AT&T offer this service, the same service as for those paying full price receive. It's a blessing to those of us on a fixed income can have the reliable and easy to use internet in today's times so we may stay connected and help with the stay at home request during virus epidemic. I felt like I was given the same respect as anyone else, even with receiving the discount rates. Thank you AT&T for making the effort to keep things simple and quick in setting up my account.

Great Service

5.00 Stars

on October 06, 2019

XFINITY from Comcast

First time Xfinity subscriber. Exceeded my expectations. I can honestly say I was very impressed with all aspects of Xfinity. I just purchased a home in Delray Beach FL. From the initial appointment call to complete installation, Xfinity exceeded my expectations. Very impressed with the Tech. The tech arrived early. He introduced himself and ask me about my expectations. He explained what he was going to do and would have me watching NFL football today. Walked me through the setup and all options of the remote. I ordered cable and internet. I will say the internet service is faster than others. Very impressed with Xfinity.

Eh, not the greatest

3.00 Stars

on September 17, 2020

XFINITY from Comcast

Good internet service, not the best price, customer service is very slow.

AT&T Internet vs. Xfinity Coverage Availability

AT&T Internet Coverage & Availability

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Xfinity Coverage & Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions about AT&T Internet & Xfinity Internet Services

  • Is AT&T cheaper than Xfinity?

    Prices vary depending on which plan you choose. Xfinity’s lowest-priced standalone internet plan is cheaper than AT&T’s, but Xfinity’s highest- priced internet plan is more expensive than AT&T’s. AT&T internet plans currently range from $40-90 and Xfinity’s range from $29.99-299.95

  • Who has faster speeds? AT&T or Xfinity?

    AT&T currently offers speeds up to 1000 Mbps while Xfinity offers speeds up to 2000 Mbps. However, both providers have speeds that vary by location, so depending where you live, you might be eligible for a higher speed with AT&T than with Xfinity.

  • Do AT&T and Xfinity have unlimited data?

    AT&T offers unlimited data with its Internet 1000 plan, but every other plan comes with a 1 terabyte (TB) limit per month. This is a huge amount of data, but if you exceed it you can choose to pay $10 for every additional 50 GB of data. Xfinity’s plans all come with a 1 TB monthly limit, and just like AT&T you can pay $10 for every 50 GB of additional data.

  • Do AT&T and Xfinity require a contract?

    AT&T typically requires a 1-year service agreement. Xfinity has a no-contract option for an extra $10/month. If you do opt for a contract with Xfinity, their contracts can run as long as 2 years.