Maneuvering your way through the myriad of broadband internet service providers in the United States can seem like an incredibly daunting task, especially when each one has its own set of prices and restrictions. To make life a little easier and open your eyes to the basics of these broadband giants, we have compiled a brief overview to get your started.


Known for their witty mobile phone commercials and nationwide rates, AT&T guarantees high speed internet with more than 99% reliability. Packages start at approximately $30.00 per month and offer speeds up to 6 Mbps, Wi-Fi gateway, and monetary reward cards to get you started. Additional plans allow for combining Internet and Direct TV, as well as Digital Home Phone to customize packages to the specific need of each individual or family.


Comcast offers a number of packages not available through the average broadband internet service providers. Starting with the Internet Plus package which supplies download speeds of up to 25Mbps, and access to Stream HBO, internet is affordable while still including all of the bells and whistles. Comcast supplies plans for sharing between one to two devices, two or four devices, or more. Different download speeds and price points make it easy to select packages for specific broadband needs.


Verizon is unique in its offer of two strong internet comparisons: the Fios internet, which uses fiber optics; and the Verizon High Speed, which uses DSL to supply high quality connections. Verizon supplies routers to customers, along with a variety of other available equipment and professional installation.

Time Warner Cable:

As far as broadband internet service providers go, Time Warner Cable provides basic and professional levels of connection; from 15 Mbps to 50Mbps. Prices per package rise by increments of ten dollars starting at 39.99 and ending at 69.99 as Mbps rises. Online exclusive prices are available, offering discounts on these fees, although all prices are subject to change.


Frontier internet plans are currently only available in 27 states, but include affordable options, with add-ons similar to AT&T and Verizon. Currently plans offer 6 Mbps, 12Mbps, or 18 Mbps, with the ability to include home phone and security features.

Sudden Link:

Sudden Link supplies internet access to all of the different devices you use at home or the office. The company provides 20 connections, with different price points depending on your Mbps needs. Not all cities and states are covered by Sudden Link, but a tool on the main website allows you to enter your address to determine compatibility. Professional installation is available.

Price comparisons when shopping for broadband internet is best done on an individual basis. Rates are always increasing or being discounted due to promotion, so it's much easier to compare these when you are making a final choice. You can use online tools to compile and compare prices, or scope out the websites of each provider. Hopefully the above information has given you a basic idea of which company has the most suitable plans for your family or business.