MetroNet mostly competes with other fiber internet companies and cable internet companies. Against DSL, fixed wireless, and satellite internet, MetroNet is almost always the better choice if it’s available in your area.
Metronet vs. AT&T: If you live in Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, or North Carolina, you might have a choice between Metronet and AT&T. Both offer fiber internet, but which is a better deal depends on how much speed you want. Metronet’s 1-gig plan beats AT&T’s, but AT&T offers a better value at other speeds. Neither company requires a contract or charges for equipment, but getting started with AT&T will cost you around $100 more upfront. That said, AT&T has fewer hidden fees on its monthly bills.
Metronet vs. Spectrum: In most places, Metronet competes with Spectrum’s cable service, but you might find Spectrum’s fiber service too. Either way, Metronet is nearly always the better deal, especially when you consider Spectrum’s equipment and installation fees. Metronet’s customer service is also much better.
Metronet vs. CenturyLink: Metronet and CenturyLink serve many of the same regions, and Metronet beats Centurylink in them all. Mostly, you’ll be comparing Metronet to CenturyLink’s DSL service, and that’s an easy win for Metronet, which offers far faster speeds for way less money. CenturyLink’s fiber plans are more competitive, but Metronet’s lower prices beat them out—and that’s before we factor in CenturyLink’s installation and equipment fees.
Metronet is a relatively small regional provider serving mostly small towns and suburbs, so availability is limited. However, it is growing. The ISP is headquartered in Indiana but recently merged with another small provider based in Texas, which will expand its coverage to as many as 15 states.
Disclaimer: Availability and pricing are subject to location. Conditions apply. For offer details, visit the provider's website.
The HughesNet Gen5 service plans are designed to deliver download speeds of 25 Mbps and upload speeds of 3 Mbps, but individual customers may experience different speeds at different times of the day. Speeds and uninterrupted use are not guaranteed and may vary based on a variety of factors including: the configuration of your computer, the number of concurrent users, network or Internet congestion, the capabilities and content of the websites you are accessing, network management practices as deemed necessary, and other factors. When you connect to the HughesNet service using Wi-Fi, your experience will vary based on your proximity to the Wi-Fi source and the strength of the signal.