Astound has some great starting prices and great customer service, but it might not be the right fit for you long term due to huge price hikes. Service also varies by location, since Astound owns several brands, each serving a different part of the country.
If Astound isn’t quite right for you, check out Xfinity, Verizon Fios, or Spectrum instead.
Astound vs. Xfinity: You’ll find Xfinity in most cities that Astound serves, except for Southern California, parts of Indiana, and most of Texas (though you’ll find both in Houston). Xfinity claims slots on both our best internet and best cable internet provider lists, and we think it’s generally better than Astound. You may have to sign a contract or deal with data caps, but Xfinity’s reliability is much better.
Astound vs. Verizon Fios: Verizon Fios is on both our best internet and best fiber internet lists for good reason: it’s super fast, reliable, and inexpensive. It beats Astound in value, delivering a much lower price per speed. However, if you have a strict internet budget and don’t need 300 Mbps or more, Astound could be the right choice.
Astound vs. Spectrum: You’ll see Spectrum competing with Astound in a lot of places that Xfinity and Verizon Fios aren’t. Generally, Astound is a better deal because it has fewer hidden fees and you get more speed for your money. Astound’s customer service is also way better. However, if you want to bundle in TV, Spectrum could be a better deal.
Astound Broadband serves 12 states and Washington, DC. It's actually a group of internet providers, so depending on where you live, you might see brands such as Grande, RCN, Wave, or enTouch. They're all Astound Broadband, but you could see different pricing, plan options, and policies depending on which one serves your area. Additionally, Astound purchased some of WOW! Broadband’s territories last year, so if you’re looking at WOW! internet in Evansville, IN, Chicago, and Anne Arundel County, MD, you could wind up on Astound’s website.
Disclaimer: Availability and pricing are subject to location. Conditions apply. For offer details, visit the provider's website.
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