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Frontier vs. Xfinity

A Side-by-Side Comparison of Frontier and Xfinity Internet Service in 2020

As two of the most favored internet providers in the U.S., Xfinity from Comcast and Frontier Communications supply the greatest coverage in California and Florida. Although both providers offer fiber-optic internet, Xfinity also provides cable plans whereas Frontier supplies DSL and copper plans. Below are a few key comparisons including pricing, speeds, and more between Xfinity and Frontier to help you decide which is best for your home.

Frontier Info


(855) 915-4111

$27.99-79.99/mo.

Xfinity Info


(844) 910-2674

$39.99-299.95/mo.

Frontier vs. Xfinity Comparison Frontier Communications Xfinity by Comcast Logo
Provider Frontier Xfinity
Speed 3.0-940 Mbps 15-2,000 Mbps
Pricing $27.99-79.99/mo. $39.99-299.95/mo.
Service Type DSL, Fiber, or Copper Cable or Fiber
Frontier vs. Xfinity Feature Comparison Frontier Communications Xfinity by Comcast Logo
Provider Frontier Xfinity
High-Speed Plans Yes Yes
Unlimited Data Yes No
Contract-Free Plans Select Plans Select Plans
TV Service Yes Yes
Phone Service Yes Yes

Frontier Internet Deals †

Last updated on 10/19/2020
  • $27.99 for 6 Mbps DSL
    • 6.0 Mbps ↓ and -- Mbps ↑ w/ no data cap.
    • Setup: An activation fee of $85 and a $10 broadband processing fee upon disconnection of service apply.
    • Modem w/ WiFi: $10/mo
    • Call (844) 829-1466 to setup service.
  • $34.99 for 25 Mbps DSL
    • 25 Mbps ↓ and -- Mbps ↑ w/ no data cap.
    • 1-year promo rate.
    • Setup: An activation fee of $85 and a $10 broadband processing fee upon disconnection of service apply.
    • Modem w/ WiFi: $10/mo
    • Call (844) 829-1466 to setup service.
  • $44.99 for 90 Mbps DSL
    • 90 Mbps ↓ and -- Mbps ↑ w/ no data cap.
    • 1-year promo rate.
    • Setup: An activation fee of $85 and a $10 broadband processing fee upon disconnection of service apply.
    • Modem w/ WiFi: $10/mo
    • Call (844) 829-1466 to setup service.
  • $49.99 for 50 Mbps Fiber
    • 50 Mbps ↓ and 50 Mbps ↑ w/ no data cap.
    • 1-year promo rate.
    • Setup: An activation fee of $85 ($49 for NY fiber) and a $10 broadband processing fee upon disconnection of service apply.
    • Modem w/ WiFi included.
    • Call (844) 829-1466 to setup service.
  • $59.99 for 500 Mbps Fiber
    • 500 Mbps ↓ and 500 Mbps ↑ w/ no data cap.
    • 1-year promo rate. Regular rate is $69.99.
    • Setup: An activation fee of $85 ($49 for NY fiber) and a $10 broadband processing fee upon disconnection of service apply.
    • Modem w/ WiFi included.
    • Call (844) 829-1466 to setup service.
  • $79.99 for 940 Mbps Fiber
    • 940 Mbps ↓ and 880 Mbps ↑ w/ no data cap.
    • 1-year promo rate. Regular rate is $89.99.
    • Setup: An activation fee of $85 ($49 for NY fiber) and a $10 broadband processing fee upon disconnection of service apply.
    • Modem w/ WiFi included.
    • Call (844) 829-1466 to setup service.

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

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.

Frontier vs. Xfinity Performance Overview

Xfinity from Comcast is the largest cable provider in the U.S. and provides internet service to an estimated 111.6 million people in 39 states, with the greatest availability in California, Florida, and Illinois. Its fiber service is available to an estimated 18,000 people. Customers can choose to bundle their internet service with TV and/or phone. Some bundled plans may offer a speed upgrade for one to two years.

Frontier Communications is the fifth largest DSL provider in the U.S. offering service in 29 states to about 33.3 million people, with the widest coverage in California, Florida, and Connecticut. Frontier is also the fourth largest fiber service provider in the U.S. available to approximately 10.9 million people. Its copper service is available in 7 zip codes. Similar to Xfinity, customers can also bundle their internet with TV and/or phone.

Frontier Installation

Similar to Xfinity, Frontier Communications also offers professional installation or self installation.

For a fee of $75, customers can have the equipment installed professionally. However, you can avoid this fee by opting for self installation. If the technician is installing for fiber service, they may need to install an Optical Network Terminal, which must be placed in a central location. The technician may also need to drill holes for cable depending on the internet plan chosen.

Xfinity Installation

Xfinity from Comcast offers a couple installation options: professional installation or self installation.

For new customers, professional installation is required since a technician will need to install wiring, which can range anywhere from $60-90 depending on your package. However, if your home is already wired for Xfinity’s internet service, you can opt for self installation. In this case, you can choose to have the equipment shipped to you or you can pick it up at a Comcast store.

Frontier
Contracts, Equipment Fees & Fine Print

Frontier Communications does not require a contract for any of its internet plans.

If you do sign up for a contract, early termination fees can cost up to $400 if the agreement is terminated early. With or without a contract, equipment fees are not included in the overall monthly price. A modem requires a $10/month fee and a $9.99 equipment delivery and handling fee. Frontier customers can also purchase a modem and router for a one-time fee of $200. A $9.99 broadband processing fee is also applied when you end your service.

Xfinity
Contracts, Equipment Fees & Fine Print

Xfinity customers can save money by signing a one to two year contract.

However, if you break your contract early, you will be charged an early termination fee ranging from $5-10 for each month remaining. Contract-free plans are offered for an extra fee fluctuating from $10-44/month depending on the plan chosen. Customers who plan to stay with the service long term can choose to purchase their own gateway devices. Otherwise, it’s a $13/month fee for xFi Gateway, which is an internet modem and wifi router in one.

Frontier Data Caps

Frontier Communications’ internet plans do not have data caps.

Xfinity Data Caps

A 1 TB data cap applies in some areas to Xfinity’s internet plans. If you exceed the data cap, 50 GB will be added to your account for a $10 fee. You can opt for unlimited data for $50/month.

FIOS is top notch

5.00 Stars

on July 28, 2019

Frontier Communications

Installer was very knowledgeable about how networks work and quickly patched in my line where I needed it. 6 months in and I saw an ad for 500/500 for the same price I had been paying for 200/200. A quick chat with sales and I upgraded for free. Highly recommend Frontier FIOS service.

Outstanding Field Technician Service After 4 Months of Terrible Customer Service

3.00 Stars

on July 23, 2020

Frontier Communications

We have been trying to add Internet to our account since March. We have seen 5 field technicians, all of whom said they could not find the telephone box and then told us they would have a signals specialist sent out and provide a quote for a new dropped line. The last tech who assisted us was a problem solver and did not give up until he found the phone box at the house when all the others gave up. He was polite, informative, and efficient and got our Internet up and running. He should be your standard for all technicians. He saved the company from losing our service.

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.

Frontier vs. Xfinity Coverage Availability

Frontier Coverage & Availability

Frontier Communications Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage.

Xfinity Coverage & Availability

XFINITY from Comcast Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage.

Frequently Asked Questions about Frontier & Xfinity Internet Services

  • Is Xfinity cheaper than Frontier?

    Frontier Communications is slightly cheaper than Xfinity from Comcast, although the price range of both providers is similar. Frontier’s internet-only plans range from $27.99-225/month whereas Xfinity’s range from $34.99-299.95/month.

  • Who has faster speeds? Xfinity or Frontier?

    Xfinity from Comcast offers higher speeds as their speeds range from 100-2,000 Mbps and Frontier Communications’ range from 6-1,000 Mbps. Depending on your location and coverage availability, you may receive faster speeds from either provider.

  • Do Xfinity and Frontier have unlimited data?

    Frontier Communications has no data cap limitations on its internet plans whereas Xfinity from Comcast includes a cap of 1 TB, and an additional $10 for 50 GB when you go over that limit.

  • Do Xfinity and Frontier require a contract?

    Frontier does not require a contract for its internet plans. Xfinity’s contracts can run up to two years, but customers can opt to go contract-free for a fee of $10-44/month depending on the internet plan chosen.