7 Best Internet Deals of October 2020

Get a pulse on the best internet deals this month, including discounts from AT&T, Xfinity, Spectrum, and more.
  • AT&T Internet
    Deal:
    Get a $300 Visa Rewards card when you bundle AT&T Internet + DIRECTV*
  • Cox
    Deal:
    Get free installation and a free TV receiver on select bundles**
  • HughesNet
    Deal:
    Free standard installation when you sign up for satellite internet
  • Windstream
    Deal:
    Get a $100 credit when you order Kinetic Internet††
  • Xfinity
    Deal:
    Save $10/mo. on X1 Saver Pro bundles or 25 Mbps internet‡‡
Recent Updates: 2 weeks ago
AT&T just bumped up your savings to a $300 Visa Rewards card if you bundle its internet with DIRECTV. That's $100 more in your pocket, and a whole lotta channels to surf through.

AT&T also dropped the monthly savings on its internet + AT&T TV bundles to $10 a month for a year. But that deal is still around and kicking—and worth checking out.
1 month ago
Deal alert! Xfinity just launched a limited-time offer where new customers can pocket a $100 Visa prepaid card when you order select TV + internet bundles.

Learn more
1 month ago
Xfinity's latest $150 Visa rewards deal waved goodbye. But if you missed this promotion, don't worry. We've got word that Xfinity has more offers coming your way later this month.

And if you're a student, you've still got $150 Visa rewards to add to your bank account.

We know everyone is saying this, but can you believe it’s October already? Yeesh.

As many twists and turns this year has thrown at us, you can at least count on a few good internet deals. So if your current speeds aren’t cutting it or you’re tired of customer service, here are a few perks to swapping to a new internet provider.

Best high-speed internet deals for October 2020

  • AT&T: Get a $300 Visa Rewards card when you bundle AT&T Internet + DIRECTV*, or save $10 a month for one year when you bundle AT&T Internet + AT&T TV§ (View details)
  • Cox: Grab free installation and a free TV receiver on select TV and internet bundles—oh, and access to HBO Max, Cinemax, STARZ, and SHOWTIME too.** (View details)
  • HughesNet: Get free standard installation when you sign up for HughesNet satellite internet. (View details)
  • Spectrum: Get up to $500 when you swap to Spectrum internet. (View details)
  • Windstream: Get instantly rewarded with a $100 credit when you order Kinetic Internet.†† (View details)
  • WOW! Internet: Get free installation on all internet plans plus a subscription to either YouTube TV, Sling TV, Fubo, or Philo. (View details)
  • Xfinity: Residents of the Western US save $10 a month on the X1 Saver Pro Double and Triple Play internet + TV bundles or grab 25 Mbps internet for $19.99 a month. (Normally $24.99 a month.) And students can get an extra $150 Visa rewards card plus a six-month Amazon Music Unlimited subscription through December 31, 2020.‡‡ (View details)

Data effective 9/29/2020. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
*With 24-month TV agreement. Internet plans 100M+. Limited availability/areas. Redemption required.
§w/24-mo. TV agmt & combined bill. Savings based on $10/mo. bill credit for 12 mos. on TV when you bundle.
**Note: Most promotional prices cannot be combined with promotional prices for other services. The regular rate for this service may apply if another promotional service is added to your cart. Offer expires 03/01/2021 and is available to new residential customers in Cox service areas. Equipment fees extra. After promotion period, regular rates apply. Prices exclude installation/activation fees, equipment charges, inside wiring fees, add’l outlets, taxes, surcharges and other fees. Not all services and features available everywhere. A credit check and/or deposit may be required. Offer not combinable with other product offers. Online orders only. Other restrictions may apply.
†Free standard installation applies to new Lease subscribers only. Not valid with Purchase option. Limited-time offer.
♢To qualify for the Contract Buyout Program, a customer must order and install a qualifying Triple Play or limited Double Play promotion; offers not available in all areas. Offer available to qualifying customers only who have no outstanding obligations to Charter. Payment amount will be determined by the Early Termination Fee on the final bill from the previous provider, not to exceed $500. For Contract Buyout qualifications, go to Spectrum.com/buyout.
††Offer available in select areas. Visit windstream.com for full offer details, terms, and conditions.
‡With 2-year agreement and Autopay.
‡‡New residential customers only. Equipment taxes and other charges extra and subj. to change. X1 Saver Pro bundle offers end 10/12/2020. Performance Starter internet offer ends 10/25/2020. Student offers end 12/31/20. Restrictions apply. Not available in all areas. New residential customers only. Student-exclusive offers require verifying student status and ordering the Xfinity services required for the offer at xfinity.com/student or by calling 1-800-XFINITY. Student-exclusive offers not available to students living in on-campus housing. Requires subscription to: Performance Internet; Extreme Internet; or Performance Internet and Extra TV. 1 year term agreement required for Performance Internet and Extreme Internet offers. Early termination fee applies if all Xfinity services are cancelled during the agreement term. After applicable promo. or agreement term, regular rates apply (subj. to change). May not be combined with other offers.

Deals

Keep your eyes on the prize with Xfinity discounts

Looking for ways to save on Xfinity internet? Check out our guide to Xfinity discounts to find out how you can snap up a great deal.

Find out which provider is available in your area.

AT&T Internet deals

Deals

Save on AT&T Internet + DIRECTV or AT&T TV

Get $300 in Visa Rewards when you bundle AT&T internet with DIRECTV or save $10 a month for an entire year by bundling with AT&T TV.

Bundle and Save On AT&T Internet + TV

Love to bundle? AT&T has yet another deal for anyone who pairs their internet with TV.

Put $300 back in your pocket when you bundle AT&T Internet with DIRECTV. By the way, DIRECTV CHOICE is the lowest-priced package where you also get the coveted NFL SUNDAY TICKET channel.

Just a heads up: You’ll get a $200 Visa card for ordering DIRECTV through AT&T and another $100 Visa card for ordering AT&T Internet.

Or you can grab AT&T Internet plus AT&T TV and save $10 on a month for one year. We like having choices, but we don’t envy your having to decide between DIRECTV and AT&T TV.

Is AT&T Internet good?

AT&T Internet offers only one plan: Up to 100 Mbps. But that plan can come with a variety of speeds. Just know you’ll get the fastest download speed in your area—up to 100 Mbps, of course.

That one plan also comes at one price: $49 a month. That’s an excellent deal if you’re able to get 100 Mbps download speeds, or close to 100 Mbps.

AT&T Internet pros and cons
ProsCons
Well-priced plan if you can get close to top speedsCould come with slow download speeds
Option to bundle with DIRECTVComes with a 1 TB data cap

We go into more detail about AT&T’s internet reliability, data caps, and contracts in our AT&T internet review.

Our recommended AT&T internet bundles

DIRECTV CHOICE All-Included Package + AT&T Internet
AT&T Bundles - DIRECTV
Internet download speed:
100 Mbps
TV channel count:
185+
$94.99 a month

Data effective 9/29/2020. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
*for 12 months plus taxes & internet equip. fee w/ 24-mo. TV agmt. TV price higher in 2nd year. $10/mo. internet equip. fee applies. Incl Unlimited internet data allowance ($30 value).

AT&T TV XTRA + AT&T Internet
AT&T TV Bundles
Internet download speed:
100 Mbps
TV channel count:
120+
$99.99 a month

Data effective 9/29/2020. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.

Look for AT&T internet + TV bundles in your area.

Cox internet deals

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Get freebies galore with Cox internet + TV bundles

The Cox internet freebies pile up: get free installation, a free TV receiver, and HBO MAX, Cinemax, STARZ, and SHOWTIME with select TV + internet bundles.

Get Free Installation and Premium Channels With Cox Bundles

Who doesn’t love freebies? We sure have a place in our hearts for them, and Cox’s free installation and free TV receiver combo is flipping us head over heels. And those HBO MAX, Cinemax, STARZ, and SHOWTIME premium channels are like icing on the freebie cake.

These freebies are all yours when you order a qualifying TV and internet bundle from Cox.

We’re crushing on the Silver Duo. It’s got a good mix of internet speed and channels, including those premium channels like HBO MAX.

Is Cox internet good?

Cox offers low-speed internet plans for some of the lowest prices we’ve seen. So if you just need 10 to 150 Mbps to stream episodes of The Bachelor, you’re covered.

And in past reviews, Cox has delivered the download speeds it promises. So if Cox is available near you, we say give it a try.

Cox internet pros and cons
ProsCons
Budget-friendly low-speed plansNot-so-great customer service
Wide range of internet speeds to choose fromOne-year contract

Find out more in our Cox internet review.

Our recommended Cox internet bundle

Silver Duo
Cox Bundles
Internet download speed:
500 Mbps
TV channel count:
170+
$129.99 a month

Data effective 9/29/2020. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.

Search for Cox internet + TV bundles near you.

HughesNet satellite internet deals

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Free satellite installation is all yours with HughesNet

Don’t worry about extra fees: HughesNet’s free installation promotion has you covered. Normally this costs $99, so that’s a pretty big chunk of savings.

Get Free Installation With HughesNet Satellite Internet

HughesNet’s free installation deal is still going, and that means the price might be just right for you to pack up the family and practice social distancing in your remote cabin.

We’ll be frank, though: we recommend HughesNet only if you don’t need a lot of internet speed and data. Otherwise, its cost becomes too steep and your other satellite internet option, Viasat, is a better deal. And if you can get DSL, cable, or fiber internet, you’re much better off with those instead of satellite internet.

Is HughesNet satellite internet good?

When it comes to rural internet, you don’t have a lot of options. HughesNet is one good option—but only if you don’t need fast download speeds or a lot of data.

That means HughesNet likely won’t be up to par if you have a large family or deal with large files while working from home. Still, its satellite internet service is better than your old-school dial-up connection.

HughesNet satellite internet pros and cons
ProsCons
No mid-contract price hikesOnly one 25 Mbps speed option
Clear and transparent plans and pricingLow data caps

See who we recommend HughesNet for in our full review.

Our recommended HughesNet satellite internet plan

20 GB
HughesNet Internet
Download speed:
25 Mbps
Data cap:
20 GB
$69.99 a month

Data effective 9/29/2020. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
*Requires 24 month agreement.

Compare HughesNet prices in your area.

Spectrum internet deals

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Spectrum helps you swap internet providers

If you’re not already a Spectrum customer, you can save up to $500 for switching with its contract buyout program.*

Swap to Spectrum & Get Up to $500*

Does your current ISP have a Darth Vader–ish grip on your wallet with a whopping triple-digit early termination fee? Spectrum’s contract buyout program can be your Luke Skywalker and save the day.

Spectrum will cover your early termination fees up to $500*, so your break-up doesn’t have to break your piggy bank too.

Is Spectrum internet good?

After unlimited data and no contracts on your internet plan? Then Spectrum is worth a look.

But the high price on its gigabit internet plan and confusing fees made us raise an eyebrow. So, just like most other internet providers, you win some and you lose some with Spectrum.

Still, its 100 Mbps** plan is well-priced and comes with enough perks to make it a diamond in the rough.

Spectrum internet pros and cons
ProsCons
Good price for most speedsDownload speeds that may be slower than advertised
No contracts or data capsPoor customer service

Get to know the ins and outs in our Spectrum internet service review.

Our recommended Spectrum internet plan

Spectrum Internet
Spectrum Internet
Download speed:
Up to 100 Mbps
Data cap:
Unlimited
$49.99 a month

Data effective 9/29/2020. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
*For the first 12 months.

Find Spectrum internet deals near you.

Windstream internet deals

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Put $100 back in your pocket with Windstream's credit

Love instant savings? We do too, and we bet you’ll love getting an automatic $100 credit for ordering Kinetic Internet from Windstream.

Get a $100 Instant Credit with Windstream Internet

Windstream doesn’t play around when it comes to saving you money. If you order its Kinetic Internet online, you’ll get an instant $100 credit.

No fuss, no waiting, no checking the mailbox. The credit shows up as a reduced monthly cost for one year.

Just keep in mind that Windstream’s prices depend on where in the US you live. You’ll need to enter your address to see which plans are available near you and what they’ll cost.

Is Windstream internet good?

Color us surprised when we saw Windstream out in rural Northern Georgia. This ISP doesn’t skirt around rural areas like some do, which is great because its DSL internet speeds are faster (and cheaper) than satellite internet.

Also, Windstream won’t make you pinky swear to remain a customer for x amount of time. And it pairs its no-contracts policy with unlimited data. Those are two big wins for anyone.

Windstream internet pros and cons
ProsCons
No contracts or data capsPrice hikes after a year
Available in more rural areas“Meh” customer service

Find out more in our Windstream internet review.

Our recommended Windstream internet plan

Tier 2 Kinetic Gig
Windstream Internet
Download speed:
1000 Mbps
Data cap:
Unlimited
$75 a month

Data effective 9/29/2020. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
*For the first 12 months. Price includes $19.00 promotional credit.

Check Windstream internet prices and speeds near you.

WOW! internet deals

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Free installation? Free Whole-Home Wi-Fi? Free streaming apps? WOW!

It’s “no worries!” with WOW! Internet’s free installation and free Whole-Home Wi-Fi addon. Plus, you get your hands on a YouTube TV, Fubo, Sling TV, or Philo subscription.

Get Free Installation + a Streaming Sub from WOW!

WOW! Internet is bringing free installation deals to residents of the South and Midwest. Normally installation would cost you $50, but not today!

That’s on top of a free Whole-Home Wi-Fi addon, plus unlimited data and monthly prices that are usually cheaper than the competition. And did we mention that WOW! is throwing in a subscription to your choice of one of the following:

  • YouTube TV
  • Sling TV
  • Fubo
  • Philo

Is WOW! internet good?

We’re big fans of WOW!’s approach to internet: unlimited data and low prices. It also offers plans with no two-year contract—but they’ll cost you about $25 more per month.

WOW! Also seems keen on offering bonuses, like a chance to rent an Eero mesh Wi-Fi system. That’s pretty awesome if you’ve wanted to try a mesh Wi-Fi system but don’t have the money to put toward it. (They typically cost around $200 or so.)

WOW! internet pros and cons
ProsCons
Unlimited dataContract-free plans cost more per month
Option to rent Eero mesh Wi-Fi systemLimited to the South and Midwest only

Get to know WOW! Internet better with our in-depth review.

Our recommended WOW! internet plan

Internet 500 (2 yr. agreement w/Autopay)
WOW! Internet
Download speed:
500 Mbps
Data cap:
Unlimited
$54.99 a month

Data effective 9/29/2020. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
*With 2-year agreement and Autopay.

Find WOW! Internet deals near you.

Xfinity internet deals

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Save on Xfinity bundles or 25 Mbps internet

Live in the Western US? Then you can save $10 a month on the X1 Saver Pro Double or Triple Play bundle. And if you prefer just internet, you can get the Xfinity Performance Starter plan for $19.99 a month. (Normally it’s $24.99 a month.)

Save on Xfinity Bundles & Performance Starter Internet

Comcast Xfinity has a couple deals up its sleeve for anyone living in the Western US.

  • X1 Saver Pro bundles: Save $10 a month on this double or triple play bundle with 140+ channels and 200 Mbps download speeds. (Ends 10/12/2020.)
  • Performance Starter internet: Save $5 a month on Performance Starter internet with 25 Mbps download speeds. (Ends 10/25/2020.)
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Students save $150 on Xfinity service

Students can also pocket Visa Rewards to the tune of $150. Xfinity recently extended its students-only deal where they get a $150 prepaid Visa and a free six-month subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited.

No more excuses for not studying, right? (Riiight.)

Save $150 with the Xfinity Student Deal

Is Xfinity internet good?

If you use the internet, you’ve probably heard of Comcast Xfinity.

It’s the most available internet provider out there, serving almost all of the US. And while this cable internet giant gets a bad rap for some not-so-great customer service sometimes, we’ve found it dishes out reliably fast download speeds and competitive prices.

That’s why we named Xfinity our Best Value pick.

Xfinity internet pros and cons
ProsCons
Reliably fast download speedsPrices vary widely based on location
Available almost everywhere in the USNotoriously difficult customer service
Competitive prices and speeds

You can find out more about the good and bad in our Xfinity internet review.

Our recommended Xfinity internet plan

Blast! Pro
Xfinity Internet - West
Download speed:
300 Mbps
Data cap:
1 TB
$80 a month

Data effective 9/29/2020. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
*For the first 12 months with a 1-year agreement.

Compare Comcast Xfinity prices in your area.

Recap: What are the best internet deals this month?

Ready to drop your old internet provider like its (not) hot? These offers from AT&T, Cox, Xfinity, Windstream might sweeten the deal.

7 best internet deals for October 2020

  • AT&T: Get a $300 Visa Rewards card when you bundle AT&T Internet + DIRECTV*, or save $10 a month for one year when you bundle AT&T Internet + AT&T TV§
  • Cox: Grab free installation and a free TV receiver on select TV and internet bundles—oh, and access to HBO Max, Cinemax, STARZ, and SHOWTIME too.**
  • HughesNet: Get free standard installation when you sign up for HughesNet satellite internet.
  • Spectrum: Get up to $500 when you swap to Spectrum internet.
  • Windstream: Get instantly rewarded with a $100 credit when you order Kinetic Internet.††
  • WOW! Internet: Get free installation on all internet plans plus a subscription to either YouTube TV, Sling TV, Fubo, or Philo.
  • Xfinity: Residents of the Western US save $10 a month on the X1 Saver Pro Double and Triple Play internet + TV bundles or grab 25 Mbps internet for $19.99 a month. (Normally $24.99 a month.) And students can get an extra $150 Visa rewards card plus a six-month Amazon Music Unlimited subscription through December 31, 2020.‡‡

Data effective 9/29/2020. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
*With 24-month TV agreement. Internet plans 100M+. Limited availability/areas. Redemption required.
§w/24-mo. TV agmt & combined bill. Savings based on $10/mo. bill credit for 12 mos. on TV when you bundle.
**Note: Most promotional prices cannot be combined with promotional prices for other services. The regular rate for this service may apply if another promotional service is added to your cart. Offer expires 03/01/2021 and is available to new residential customers in Cox service areas. Equipment fees extra. After promotion period, regular rates apply. Prices exclude installation/activation fees, equipment charges, inside wiring fees, add’l outlets, taxes, surcharges and other fees. Not all services and features available everywhere. A credit check and/or deposit may be required. Offer not combinable with other product offers. Online orders only. Other restrictions may apply.
†Free standard installation applies to new Lease subscribers only. Not valid with Purchase option. Limited-time offer.
♢To qualify for the Contract Buyout Program, a customer must order and install a qualifying Triple Play or limited Double Play promotion; offers not available in all areas. Offer available to qualifying customers only who have no outstanding obligations to Charter. Payment amount will be determined by the Early Termination Fee on the final bill from the previous provider, not to exceed $500. For Contract Buyout qualifications, go to Spectrum.com/buyout.
††Offer available in select areas. Visit windstream.com for full offer details, terms, and conditions.
‡With 2-year agreement and Autopay.
‡‡New residential customers only. Equipment taxes and other charges extra and subj. to change. X1 Saver Pro bundle offers end 10/12/2020. Performance Starter internet offer ends 10/25/2020. Student offers end 12/31/20. Restrictions apply. Not available in all areas. New residential customers only. Student-exclusive offers require verifying student status and ordering the Xfinity services required for the offer at xfinity.com/student or by calling 1-800-XFINITY. Student-exclusive offers not available to students living in on-campus housing. Requires subscription to: Performance Internet; Extreme Internet; or Performance Internet and Extra TV. 1 year term agreement required for Performance Internet and Extreme Internet offers. Early termination fee applies if all Xfinity services are cancelled during the agreement term. After applicable promo. or agreement term, regular rates apply (subj. to change). May not be combined with other offers.

How to find the best internet prices

If you’ve got money on your mind and your mind on your money, here are a few tips to help you find the best internet prices in your area.

1. Compare prices in your area

Did you brush up on your game show skills? Because it’s about to feel a little like The Price is Right in here.

Sure, comparison shopping for internet can feel like a major shot in the dark, just like guessing how much that set of deluxe pots and pans plus gas range sells for. But we’ve got a few tricks you can tuck up your sleeve to make things easier, like our list of the top five cheapest internet providers overall.

And if you tell us your ZIP code, we can sift through our internet plan data to find out which ISPs offer plans in your area. That narrows things down a bit, eh?

Compare prices for internet service near you.

2. But don’t just rely on price

If you’re a heavy internet user and love to stream Disney+ in 4K or hop online for a PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds match, you don’t want to just grab the cheapest plan out there.

Take a look at our download speed guide to find out how much speed you need to keep yourself connected. Then check out the five fastest ISPs and see if any of your local providers made the list. Chances are if they’re mentioned, they’ll deliver blazing fast download speeds directly to your modem.

3. Don’t be afraid to ask

If you can’t order online or don’t see one of these offers show up when you’re checking out, we still think it’s worth calling and asking the internet provider to cut you a deal.

Just make sure you’ve got all the info about the promotion you want applied. And hey, a little kindness never hurts either.

*To qualify for the contract buyout program, a customer must order and install a qualifying Triple Play or limited Double Play promotion; offers not available in all areas. Offer available to qualifying customers only who have no outstanding obligations to Charter. Check amount will be determined by the early termination fee on the final bill from the previous provider, not to exceed $500. For contract buyout qualifications, go to Spectrum.com/buyout.
**Wireless speeds may vary.