Metronet starts at around $50 for 100 Mbps and tops out at $120 for 2 gigs. If you want the best deal this provider offers, go with the 1-gig plan, which costs about the same as its 500 Mbps plan.
The 2-gig plan is double the price of the 1-gig. And although you get double the speed, almost no household needs 2 gigs, and a lot of routers and modems can’t handle these top speeds anyway.
We gave Metronet a 4 out of 5 for value because it has better price per speed than most providers, especially at the 1-gig level. Even better, speeds are symmetrical, meaning you can upload just as fast as you download. While fiber technology makes this possible for a lot of providers, most still limit upload speeds to a small percentage of download speed.
The downside is that these prices are introductory, and you can expect significant price hikes as early as six months down the line. That’s sooner than most competitors, which usually increase prices at the one-year mark. Read the fine print on your plan so you know when to expect your bill to go up.
Metronet scores 4.5 out of 5 for equipment and installation because both will cost you way less than most providers. Metronet includes an eero wireless router (one of our favorite brands) for no additional cost. And installation runs just $25—unless you sign up for automatic billing, which credits this cost back to you.
Unfortunately, Metronet loses ground with some of its hidden fees. You’ll pay a monthly technology service fee that costs around what most providers charge for renting equipment. And if you want paper bills, you’ll pay another $5 or so each month.
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Metronet often runs promotions for about a month. We’ve seen deals for prepaid Visa gift cards, $10 off your monthly price, and more.
Offers available for a limited time.
Metronet doesn’t really offer traditional bundles. It has fiber-based home phone service, which you can add to your internet service for about $20. And you can purchase streaming services through Metronet when you buy your internet plan, but you won’t save any money by going through Metronet.
Metronet doesn’t require contracts, so leaving is easy and won’t cost you anything extra.
Metronet participates in the Affordable Connectivity Program, a government program that helps low-income households, schools, libraries, Tribal peoples, and rural health facilities pay their internet bill. If you’re eligible, you could shave $30 off your Metronet bill.
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