Rise offers plans as low as $25 for 25 Mbps, up to $100 for 1,000 Mbps in some areas. If you want the most speed per dollar, the 50 Mbps plan is your best bet. But if you live with other people, you might need a 100 Mbps or 250 Mbps plan, which are Rise’s lowest-value plans.
If you’re in a rural area with limited internet access, Rise is a solid option. It offers better performance than satellite at a much lower cost. If you have other types of internet available, like DSL or cable, you’ll have to weigh the options. Rise may still be more affordable, but you’ll have to deal with possible weather interference, especially in areas where there’s frequent rainy, windy weather like the South.
Compared to similar value from satellite providers like HughesNet, Starlink, and Viasat, Rise Broadband will cost you less. And as long as you get a good signal at your house, it’ll probably be more reliable than satellite too.
Compared to DSL providers like Frontier and CenturyLink, Rise could be a great deal or it could fall behind. That’s because DSL companies often price their plans the same across the board, no matter what speeds are available in a given area. Depending on where you live, $50 could buy you a snail-like 1.5 Mbps or a brisk 100 Mbps.
Compared to nearly any cable or fiber internet provider, Rise will be a worse deal overall. However, if you don’t need a ton of speed or high reliability, you could still find a cheaper plan that gets the job done for you.
Finally, consider T-Mobile Home Internet or Verizon 5G—both of which are fixed wireless providers with larger footprints than Rise. Both companies offer around $25 off per month if you have a cell phone plan with them, which could give you a much better deal than Rise will.
We rate Rise equipment and installation at 3.5 out of five because this company offers solid gear for low-to-average cost. However, its professional installation costs are some of the highest we’ve seen, and there’s no self-install option. Expect to pay $5–$15 monthly for equipment and a whopping $150 for installation.
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With Rise, it’s common to see a free installation promotion, which will save you $150. Not too shabby, right? Other than that, we’re not aware of any other Rise Broadband promotions.
Rise Broadband also offers home phone service that you can add to a Rise Broadband internet plan. Technically, it’s a bundle, but since you can’t purchase phone service separately, there are no extra savings for adding this service. Expect phone service to cost you around $27 per month, including equipment.
Rise Broadband typically doesn’t require a contract, so canceling should be simple enough—just call customer service and return your equipment. However, some areas and specific promotions do require signing a service agreement, and these usually have early termination fees attached. If you’re unsure, it’s a good idea to ask the sales rep when ordering if your plan has a contract attached.