When selecting a new internet provider, it becomes taxing to find the right one. The one that gives the right value for money, service and sustains in the long run.
But if you are given two cable broadband options of two major cable behemoths Spectrum and Xfinity, which one will you choose? Surely, both the providers offer their unique set of services, but your ultimate selection should vary on the download/upload speeds and other assortment of perks you require. Your household could consist of users hungry for high-speeds for gaming or ones who require bandwidth for downloading. Alternatively, maybe there aren’t many users and a mere 10 Mbps would suffice.
To dig things deeper, we have compileda brief competitive sketch between Xfinity and Spectrum.
- Services in 40 states
- Standalone internet plans start from $29.99/mo.
- internet speeds ascend from 25 Mbps to 2 Gbps (in select areas only)
- Xfinity cable offers 260+ channels
- Contract available (one or two-year)
- Data caps vary for regions
- Services in 46 states
- Standalone internet plans start from $49.99/mo.
- Internet speeds ascend from 100 Mbps to up to 940 Mbps (in select areas only)
- Spectrum Cable Service confers200+ channels in available regions in bundles
- No data caps induced
- Free modem
- No hassling contracts
- Unlimited nationwide calling available in bundles
Cursory overview of service perks
Nobody likes data caps. Trust us. Nobody. Spectrum wins in this race of data allowance though. No matter which standalone or bundled plan you choose, Spectrum has the same no data cap policy for each plan. This is what attracts the most attention toward Spectrum as compared to other cable providers in relevant regions.
As for Xfinity, the no data cap policy doesn’t stand true for the cable provider. Xfinity induces a certain set of data caps that varies. The data cap allowance depends on the number of download/upload speeds your plan has.
Whenever you opt for a standalone internet or cable TV plan, both Spectrum and Xfinity ask for installation fees but the fees can be waived off if a bundle is selected. Other costs include modem and router charges. You can choose to purchase the equipment from your provider or rent it out. As you deem fit.
So, if you aren’t choosing a deal and you have to end up paying the installation charges, here are the charges as offered by Xfinity and Spectrum.
Xfinity’s installation services are only a one time investment but cost you somewhere around a midrange of $60-$90. As for Spectrum, the installation charges are relatively cheaper ($49.99) and are constant for internet, cable TV or bundled up services.
The icing on the cake of every ISP is the deals they offer. Both providers and their varied bundles consist of 2-in-1 deals or you can customize three services such as the internet, cable TV and phone into one.
So, if you think a deal sounds enticing than a single-service deal. These are the two popular deals by Spectrum and Xfinity.
Xfinity Saver Pro Triple Play
- Package starts from $99.99/mo.
- Download speeds that ascend up to 300 Mbps*
- Direct access to 140+ channels
- Unlimited nationwide calling
Spectrum Triple Play Select
- Bundle/package starts from $99.97/mo.
- Download speeds that soar to up to 100 Mbps*
- Direct access to 125+ channels
- Unlimited nationwide calling enabled
*Internet speeds may vary for every region.
Internet connectivity brews up in the hamlets, downtowns and core metropolitans nationwide. But if the cable is the concern, these two providers dethrone the rest. Each ISP comes with its own set of rewards. So if you know your requirements well, make sure you subscribe to a befitting plan right away.