When it comes to pricing, internet plans from both providers are within an affordable price range, so it’s reasonable to say that almost any plan from Brightspeed and Spectrum is budget-friendly. If either one of these ISPs offer service in your area, they’re definitely worth checking out.
Brightspeed and Spectrum are two great options when looking for an internet service provider (ISP). Spectrum’s hybrid fiber/coaxial cable internet delivers streamlined internet speeds, while Brightspeed’s fiber internet provides fast internet connection. Conveniently, Brightspeed and Spectrum both offer unlimited data and contract-free plans, which is a huge plus compared to other ISPs that include data caps and multi-year contracts with their plans.
Outside of affordable pricing, Brightspeed deals fluctuate over time, but that could change over time since Brightspeed is still a new ISP. In contrast, Spectrum has many deals that come with its internet plans, including but not limited to free antivirus software, free internet equipment, and a contract buyout program.
Pros and Cons By Provider
- No data caps
- Affordable fiber internet
- Contract-free plans
- Modem included with fiber plans
- Limited fiber availability
- Lack of discounts or deals
- No contracts
- Unlimited data
- Wide internet coverage
- Contract buyout options
- Varying wireless internet speeds
- Monthly Wi-Fi fee
Brightspeed Internet Speeds Are Cheaper
Brightspeed offers quality fiber internet for a slightly lower price compared to Spectrum’s cable internet. While fiber internet doesn’t offer as much coverage as cable, it typically offers a faster and more consistent connection.
Spectrum Provides a Contract Buyout Option
If you’re switching to Spectrum from a multi-year ISP contract, Spectrum can buy out your contract, covering all (if not most) of the early termination fee (ETF) expenses. Unfortunately, Brightspeed does not offer a similar service.
Brightspeed and Spectrum Offer Contract-Free Plans
No contracts are needed when you purchase a plan from either Brightspeed or Spectrum. Instead, you’ll send payments on a month-to-month basis, so no need to fret about terminating your contract early and having to pay a fee for it.
Brightspeed vs. Spectrum: Customer Service
Spectrum’s customer service is above average, according to its customers. Overall, most customers seem satisfied with both Spectrum’s internet service and customer support. As for Brightspeed, it’s still a growing ISP, so it may be a while before we start seeing customer service reviews.
Brightspeed vs. Spectrum Internet Review
We asked BroadbandNow users to review Spectrum based on four core attributes: Customer Service, Reliability, Speed, and Value.
BroadbandNow readers submitted 8518 for Spectrum. Spectrum earned an average score of 3.38 out of 5.