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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


(844) 829-1466

$27.99-74.99/mo.

Xfinity Info


(866) 736-3035

$49.95-299.95/mo.

Frontier vs. Xfinity Comparison Frontier Communications XFINITY from Comcast
ProviderFrontierXfinity
Speed6-1,000 Mbps15-2,000 Mbps
Pricing$27.99-74.99/mo.$49.95-299.95/mo.
Service TypeDSL, Fiber, or CopperCable or Fiber
Frontier vs. Xfinity Feature Comparison Frontier Communications XFINITY from Comcast
ProviderFrontierXfinity
High-Speed PlansYesYes
Unlimited DataYesNo
Contract-Free PlansNoSelect Plans
TV ServiceYesYes
Phone ServiceYesYes

Frontier Internet Deals †

Last updated on 4/9/2020
  • $27.99 for 6 Mbps DSL
    • 6.0 Mbps ↓ and -- Mbps ↑ w/ no data cap.
    • Setup: Installation fee waived for self-install or a $75 professional installation fee applies. Equipment delivery/handling fee is $9.99.
    • Modem: $10/mo
    • Call (844) 829-1466 to setup service.
  • $29.99 for 50 Mbps Fiber
    • 50 Mbps ↓ and 50 Mbps ↑ w/ no data cap.
    • 1-year promo rate.
    • Rate increases to $39.99/month for months 13-24.
    • 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: $75.00 (Includes installation. Equipment delivery/handling fee is $9.99.)
    • Modem w/ WiFi: $10/mo
    • Call (844) 829-1466 to setup service.
  • $39.99 for 100 Mbps Fiber
    • 100 Mbps ↓ and 100 Mbps ↑ w/ no data cap.
    • 1-year promo rate.
    • Rate increases to $49.99/month for months 13-24.
    • Call (844) 829-1466 to setup service.
  • $39.99 for 500 Mbps Fiber
    • 500 Mbps ↓ and 500 Mbps ↑ w/ no data cap.
    • 1-year promo rate.
    • Rate increases to $49.99/month for months 13-24.
    • Call (844) 829-1466 to setup service.
  • $39.99 for 200 Mbps Fiber
    • 200 Mbps ↓ and 200 Mbps ↑ w/ no data cap.
    • 1-year promo rate.
    • Rate increases to $49.99/month for months 13-24.
    • Call (844) 829-1466 to setup service.
  • $74.99 for 1,000 Mbps Fiber
    • 1,000 Mbps ↓ and 1,000 Mbps ↑ w/ no data cap.
    • 2-year promo rate.
    • 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 4/7/2020
  • $49.95 for 15 Mbps Cable
    • 15 Mbps ↓ and 2.0 Mbps
    • Some areas have a 1TB data cap.
    • Call (866) 736-3035 to setup service.
  • $49.99 for 300 Mbps Cable
    • 300 Mbps ↓ and -- Mbps
    • 2-year promo rate.
    • Contract Term: 1 year
    • Some areas have a 1TB data cap.
    • Flex 4K streaming device + Voice Remote included.
    • Call (866) 736-3035 to setup service.
  • $69.99 for 600 Mbps Cable
    • 600 Mbps ↓ and -- Mbps
    • 2-year promo rate.
    • Contract Term: 1 year
    • Some areas have a 1TB data cap.
    • Flex 4K streaming device + Voice Remote included.
    • 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 device + Voice Remote included.
    • 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
    • Some areas have a 1TB data cap.
    • Flex 4K streaming device + Voice Remote included.
    • 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.

Poor customer service

2.00 Stars

on January 29, 2020

Frontier Communications

Frontier service is decent and at times you get faster than advertised speeds. Their customer service is poor and inconsistent.

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.

Great service

4.00 Stars

on February 18, 2020

XFINITY from Comcast

Needs to offer more parental controls on the internet and offer PureFlix on the Flex

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.