Sparklight plans start at $35 per month for 25 Mbps and reach $110 per month for 1 gig. If you bundle with cable and phone service too, you could pay over $200 each month.
With Sparklight, the price per Mbps is better at higher speeds with big improvements starting at 600 Mbps or higher. Anything below that might have a lower price tag, but it’ll deliver far less value.
We gave Sparklight a score of 3 out of 5 for value, which means its prices are about average. Both self-setup and professional installation are free, which can cost up to $100 with alternative providers. You also won’t have to worry about contracts or cancellation fees, which are also pretty common among other internet providers.
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We scored Sparklight at 3.5 out of 5 for equipment and installation. While installation with Sparklight is free with a “permanent promotion,” monthly equipment costs are about average. Plus, you’ll have to give Sparklight a $25 equipment deposit, which you’ll get back if you stick around for six months. It’s a weird fee, especially since you’ll already be paying a monthly fee for equipment.
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Sparklight doesn’t offer a lot of promotional deals, but you can sometimes save $15 on the Internet 200 plan for the first three months. That’s not much compared to the steep initial discounts some other providers offer, but at least you can avoid the shock of a big price hike down the line. There are no bonuses or contract buyouts when you switch from another provider.
Sparklight has some initial costs that can be waived for qualifying new customers, including professional installation, the $30 activation fee, and equipment deposits. You can avoid the equipment leasing cost by purchasing your own compatible modem. You can also choose to install the equipment yourself for free.
Offers can expire at any time.
Sparklight keeps it simple with no contracts for internet service and no fees when you cancel. Sparklight also has a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you lease a modem from Sparklight, you will have to return it after you call customer service to cancel.
Sparklight offers phone service and cable TV along with its internet plans, but you won’t save much. When you bundle services, the savings range from none (internet and phone bundle) to $10 (internet, TV, and phone).
Sparklight participates in the Affordable Connectivity Program. It works a little differently with every providers, but with Sparklight, low income households get up to $30 off their monthly internet bill. It’s available for both new and existing customers.
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