Spectrum vs. Verizon High Speed Internet

A Side-by-Side Comparison of Spectrum and Verizon High Speed Internet in 2021.

Spectrum and Verizon High Speed Internet are among the top internet providers in the U.S., both of which offer the greatest coverage in New York. Along with internet plans, they also provide bundles and deals that include phone services. Both providers supply fiber internet at various high speeds, with Verizon’s fiber service called Verizon Fios. For more affordable options, Spectrum offers cable internet while Verizon High Speed Internet offers DSL internet. There are a few crucial differences between Spectrum and Verizon High Speed Internet detailed below.

Spectrum Info

Price Range

$49.99-109.99/mo.

Verizon High Speed Internet Info

Price Range

$40-74.99/mo.

Spectrum vs. Verizon High Speed Internet Comparison
Provider Spectrum Verizon High Speed Internet
Speed 200-1,000 Mbps 0.5-15 Mbps
Pricing $49.99-109.99/mo. $40-74.99/mo.
Service Type Cable or Fiber DSL
Spectrum vs. Verizon High Speed Internet FEATURE COMPARISON
Provider Spectrum Verizon High Speed Internet
High-Speed Plans Yes No
Unlimited Data Yes Select Plans
Contract-Free Plans Yes Yes
TV Service Yes No
Phone Service Yes Yes

Spectrum Internet Deals †

Last updated on 10/26/2021

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

Verizon High Speed Internet Internet Deals †

Last updated on 10/6/2021

†All plans not available in all areas or to all customers. Verify details with Verizon High Speed Internet.

Spectrum vs. Verizon High Speed Internet Performance Overview

Spectrum internet plans cover service across 44 states in the U.S. With cable and fiber internet options, customers can experience high speeds ranging from 100-940 Mbps. The addition of TV and phone services allows for various Double and Triple Play bundles that are priced according to location and availability.

With Verizon High Speed Internet, there’s only DSL service. Available to approximately 49.1 million people, Verizon High Speed Internet is the fourth largest DSL provider in the U.S. They currently offer services in 11 states.

Spectrum Installation

Spectrum offers self-installation and professional installation at various fees.

Professional installation with Spectrum is a one-time fee of $49.99, but Spectrum Internet GIG’s installation fee generally costs $199.99. Self-installation fees cost $9.99, but Wi-Fi activation is included for either installation options Most Spectrum plans come with a free modem.

Verizon High Speed Internet Installation

Verizon High Speed Internet offers self-installation.

Equipment rental includes a one-time fee of $29.99. The activation fee is waived online. As an alternative, customers can purchase their own modem or router. There is no charge for a refurbished router.

Spectrum Contracts, Equipment Fees & Fine Print

Spectrum offers contract-free plans, which means there are no cancellation fees or long-term agreements.

They do, however, have a late payment fee of up to $8.95. Customers are also expected to pay the entire month’s bill regardless of canceling on the first day of the billing cycle. While most Spectrum plans supply a free modem, customers may need to purchase their own router or rent one for $5/month. Spectrum does not have any data caps or data overage fees.

Verizon High Speed Internet Contracts, Equipment Fees & Fine Print

Based on the plan or bundle offered, contract-free plans are available with Verizon High Speed Internet.

Contracts range between 1-2 years, so customers should be aware of the early termination fees which can cost a maximum of up to $350. Or, a monthly payment of $15 until the completed contract term. Not included in the contract are equipment fees, which are a one-time fee of $29.99.

Spectrum Data Caps

Spectrum does not have any data caps or data overage fees, which means their internet plans offer unlimited data. High speeds vary according to location and availability but range anywhere between 100-940 Mbps.

Verizon High Speed Internet Data Caps

Verizon High Speed Internet offers plans that do not have any data caps or data overage fees. With unlimited data, customers can experience high speeds of up to 15 Mbps, which are dependent on location and availability.

Service Review

on October 29, 2019

5 Stars all the way! Front desk scheduling any time of the day or night. Tech support calls no time limits, smart and always helpful, invested in your problem all the way. Thank you all so much for your kind attitude and willingness to help us.

Excellent customer service

on August 17, 2021

The rep who assisted me is excellent (Brighton/Reno store) she is smart, patient, and kind. Thank you for helping me during a difficult time.

Great speeds

on May 13, 2019

Speeds are great ever since we switched to Verizon FiOS, we pay for 200 Mbps up and down and get 330Mbps up and down, speeds are consistent and never slow down, customer service is also good. I would recommend Verizon.

Fantastic

on January 30, 2021

The value that you get from the bundle that Verizon is currently offering is amazing. Obviously, this is because they are being pressured by competition from other ISPs that are moving into my area. I have a 200Mbps up/down plan and regularly exceed that by 50Mbps+. That said, I have had general connectivity issues about once a week from day one (6 yr client) which requires a modem reboot. So while the sweet interweb's feed is all underground and weather doesn't affect the link, the connection fails often mid-meeting because of a butterfly flapped wings in Europe (some high bandwidth cisco switch needed a run config upgrade). When it is on, it is good and the price is amazing too.

Spectrum vs. Verizon High Speed Internet Coverage Availability

Spectrum Coverage & Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions about Spectrum & Verizon High Speed Internet

  • Is Spectrum cheaper than Verizon High Speed Internet?

    Spectrum’s lowest internet price is $49.99/month, which costs more than Verizon High Speed Internet’s lowest-priced internet plan but does include equipment fees. Some plans are limited to certain areas, so prices will vary.

  • Who has faster speeds? Spectrum or Verizon High Speed Internet?

    Spectrum has high speeds that go up to 940 Mbps. Verizon High Speed Internet’s lowest speed is 0.5 Mbps whereas Spectrum’s is 100 Mbps. Speeds vary by location, so you may find more availability with Spectrum’s broader coverage than Verizon High Speed Internet’s limited one, although Verizon DSL has greater coverage than its fiber alternative, Verizon Fios.

  • Do Spectrum and Verizon High Speed Internet have unlimited data?

    Spectrum’s internet plans offer unlimited data, so there are no data overage fees. The same goes for Verizon High Speed Internet. Both provide bundles and/or packages with unlimited data.

  • Do Spectrum and Verizon High Speed Internet require a contract?

    Spectrum is a contract-free internet provider. Verizon offers select plans that do not require a contract, but their contracts range between 1-2 years and may be more affordable if customers opt for a bundle.