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Compare Astound vs. Spectrum internet

  • Five speed options—up to 5 gig in select areas*
  • Plans starting at $20/mo. plus taxes**
  • No contracts
  • 2 year price lock

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FREE for 1 year with any speed.

Astound powers all your devices

Supersonic speeds

Speed

Ultra-fast internet with
speeds up to 5 gig.^

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Reliability

Customers rate Astound as a
top provider for reliability.

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Experience

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How Astound’s plans & pricing compares to Spectrum

With Astound’s deep fiber-powered‡ home internet, you’ll get a reliable connection that’s affordable with the ability to choose the speed tier that works for you.

Plan feature:

Astound
Spectrum

Max download speeds
5 gig
1 gig
Max cable upload speeds
50 Mbps
40 Mbps
Max fiber upload speeds
5 gig
Plans and pricing
300 Mbps at $20/mo;
1 gig for $45/mo.
300 Mbps at $39.99/mo or $49.99/mo;
1 gig for $59.99/mo or $69.99/mo
Price locks
2 years on all speeds.
1 year for 300 Mbps;
2 years for higher speeds.
WiFi equipment fee
Free
$7/mo. with internet only;
free with bundled mobile service.
WiFi technology
Whole Home WiFi (eero), up to WiFi 7
Advanced WiFi with extenders,
up to WiFi 6
Rapid install
Same or next day appointment
Activation fee
$14.95
$30
Plan feature:

Max download speeds
Astound
5 gig
Spectrum

1 gig
Plan feature:

Max cable upload speeds
Astound
50 Mbps
Spectrum

40 Mbps
Plan feature:

Max fiber upload speeds
Astound
5 gig
Spectrum

Plan feature:

Plans and pricing
Astound
300 Mbps at $20/mo;
1 gig for $45/mo.
Spectrum

300 Mbps at $39.99/mo or $49.99/mo;
1 gig for $59.99/mo or $69.99/mo
Plan feature:

Price locks
Astound
2 years on all speeds.
Spectrum

1 year for 300 Mbps;
2 years for higher speeds.
Plan feature:

WiFi equipment fee
Astound
Free
Spectrum

$7/mo. with internet only;
free with bundled mobile service.
Plan feature:

WiFi technology
Astound
Whole Home WiFi (eero), up to WiFi 7
Spectrum

Advanced WiFi with extenders,
up to WiFi 6
Plan feature:

Rapid install
Astound
Same or next day appointment
Spectrum

Plan feature:

Activation fee
Astound
$14.95
Spectrum

$30

‡Astound Internet is powered by fiber and connected to the premises via coaxial connection.


Get the best of both!

FREE Unlimited Mobile for 1 year with any speed.

Get mobile on one of the largest and most powerful nationwide 5G networks that connects you to your world with speed, performance and reliability.

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Readers Choice

Ranked #1 cable ISP nationally

Astound beats Spectrum in every single category.

Category

Astound
    Spectrum        

Total average 8 ⮝ 7.2
Overall satisfaction 7.8 ⮝ 7.0
Speed of connection 8.1 ⮝ 7.6
Reliability of connection 7.9 ⮝ 7.5
Value 7.6 ⮝ 5.8
Ease of use 8.6 ⮝ 8.2
Likelihood to recommend 7.7 ⮝ 6.6
Repairs 7.6 ⮝ 7.0
Tech support 7.8 ⮝ 7.0
Customer service 7.9 ⮝ 6.9
Setup 8.8 ⮝ 8.0
Category

Total average
Astound
8 ⮝
    Spectrum        

7.2
Category

Overall satisfaction
Astound
7.8 ⮝
    Spectrum        

7.0
Category

Speed of connection
Astound
8.1 ⮝
    Spectrum        

7.6
Category

Reliability of connection
Astound
7.9 ⮝
    Spectrum        

7.5
Category

Value
Astound
7.6 ⮝
    Spectrum        

5.8
Category

Ease of use
Astound
8.6 ⮝
    Spectrum        

8.2
Category

Likelihood to recommend
Astound
7.7 ⮝
    Spectrum        

6.6
Category

Repairs
Astound
7.6 ⮝
    Spectrum        

7.0
Category

Tech support
Astound
7.8 ⮝
    Spectrum        

7.0
Category

Customer service
Astound
7.9 ⮝
    Spectrum        

6.9
Category

Setup
Astound
8.8 ⮝
    Spectrum        

8.0


**A trademark of Ziff Davis, LLC. Used under license. Reprinted with permission. Where available. ©️ 2024 Ziff Davis, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Find your perfect speed

Feeling overwhelmed by the options and still unsure what speed is right for your needs? We answer all your toughest questions in these helpful internet speed guides.

Frequently Asked Questions

Astound’s fiber powered network is available in select locations with speeds up to 1500* Mbps. The use of optical fiber enables higher internet speeds than other forms of communication, such as copper wire, that drastically reduce bandwidth.

One big difference is price.

Astound offers 300 Mbps internet at $20 per month and 1 gig for $45 per month, while Spectrum’s 300 Mbps plan is $39.99 per month or $49.99 per month. Spectrum has 1 gig for $59.99 per month or $69.99 per month. 

In addition, Astound’s service includes WiFi equipment at no additional charge. Spectrum charges a $7 per month WiFi equipment fee for internet only; when bundled with mobile, there is no charge.

Finally, Astound’s installation fee is only $14.95, while Spectrum’s is $30.

Astound internet is available in California, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Washington D.C.

Yes you can and when you buy mobile service, you receive a FREE unlimited mobile line for one year. Use our savings calculator to see how much you can save

Yes, self-installation is available in select locations.

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Disclaimers

*Internet speeds may vary & are not guaranteed. Certain equipment may be required to reach advertised speeds. DOCSIS 3.1 modem with 2.5GE physical LAN port is required for 1 Gigabit speeds and higher. See astound.com/yourspeed for why speeds may vary. To view Astound’s FCC Network Management Disclosure see astound.com/policies-disclaimers. Modem required for Internet service. No contract required. Subject to availability. We substantiate that the cable modem equipment provided, and the configuration of such cable modem, meets the broadband speeds advertised when attached to a wired connection based on SamKnows testing procedures.

Not all services, speeds, packages, equipment, channels, tiers, pricing, streaming services, product offerings and product features are available in all areas. Offers valid only for new residential customers or previous customers with account in good standing who have not had our service within the last 60 days. All names, logos, images and service marks are property of their respective owners. Other restrictions may apply.

A trademark of Ziff Davis, LLC. Used under license. Reprinted with permission. Where available. © 2024 Ziff Davis, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Speed depends on many factors, including location. Typical download speeds for 5G home internet range between 72 – 245 Mbps and 50 – 300 Mbps, as published on 5G home internet providers’ websites.

‡Astound Internet is powered by fiber and connected to the premises via coaxial connection.