Verizon High Speed Internet users can expect download speeds of up to 15 Mbps — enough for browsing the internet and some light streaming, but not enough for HD or 4K video quality. For rural users, it may be the best alternative to satellite internet. Verizon High Speed Internet costs as low as $40 per month without home phone service.
CenturyLink boasts a more extensive repertoire of options. In addition to a DSL network capable of download speeds up to 100 Mbps, CenturyLink offers fiber internet service to over 12.2 million people. The fiber network is capable of speeds of up to 940 Mbps. Expect to pay between $30 and $70 per month.
DSL and fiber networks perform differently, so make sure you choose the best option for your household needs.