Frontier Internet Plans, Deals, and Prices

Top Frontier internet plans

Best for speed

Frontier Fiber 2 Gig

$149.99/mo.*

Up to 2,000 Mbps

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Best for budgets

Frontier Internet

$39.99/mo.

Up to 25 Mbps

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Frontier internet plans

 

PackagePriceSpeedTypeBuy now
Frontier Internet$39.99/mo.*Up to 25 MbpsDSLShop Frontier Plans
Frontier Fiber Internet 500$49.99/mo.Up to 500 MbpsFiberShop Frontier Plans
Frontier Fiber Gig$74.99/mo.Up to 940 MbpsFiberShop Frontier Plans
Frontier Fiber 2 Gig$149.99/mo.§Up to 2,000 MbpsFiberShop Frontier Plans

Frontier provides DSL internet across 25 states. It has just one DSL plan, so your options are limited. But there are no installation fees, equipment charges, or data caps. Frontier currently also waives its $85 activation fee for a limited time.

Frontier’s fiber internet availability is extremely limited. You can find it in Tampa, Myrtle Beach, Portland, and a few other areas. Frontier is also expanding its fiber service in more locations throughout Connecticut and Texas.

Best Frontier internet deals

Get a $200 Visa Reward Card, a free Eero Wi-Fi router and extender, a waiver on the activation fee, and a 3-year price guarantee on your service when you sign up for a qualifying internet plan.

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Frontier internet and TV bundles

Best for speed

Fiber Gig Service + DISH America’s Top 120+

Price: $159.98/mo.*

Channels: 190+ channels

Speed: Up to 940 Mbps

  • Free installation

Best for budgets

Frontier Internet + DISH America’s Top 120

Price: $102.98/mo.**

Channels: 190 channels

Speed: Up to 25 Mbps

  • Free installation

You can pair Frontier’s internet with DISH Network’s satellite TV service. There are seven combinations in all, but none include Frontier’s 2 Gbps fiber plan. Installation is free for up to six rooms for new DISH customers, and each plan comes with the Hopper Duo smart HD DVR receiver. STARZ, SHOWTIME, and the DISH Movie Pack are free for the first three months.

About Frontier

Frontier Communications began as a local and long-distance phone company in the 1930s. It acquired additional telephony systems from various companies throughout the decades and still offers traditional landline phone service.

Frontier’s DSL internet launched in 2008. Then it acquired Verizon’s landlines in 14 states, alongside existing fiber networks in Indiana and Washington. In 2015, Frontier acquired additional fiber networks from Verizon in California, Florida, and Texas.1

Why choose Frontier for internet service?

Frontier is ideal if you can’t get cable or fiber internet in your area. Frontier is especially popular in rural areas where the only other option is satellite internet. We suggest getting Frontier’s fiber if you live in the few areas where it’s available.

Pros:

  • Widely available DSL in rural areas
  • Free installation
  • Rent-free equipment

Cons:

  • Limited fiber availability
  • Nontransparent rates and fees
  • Slow DSL speeds

How does Frontier compare against competitors?

Frontier primarily competes with AT&T and CenturyLink in the DSL internet space and AT&T and Verizon in the fiber internet space.

Frontier has the cheapest DSL internet of the three, but it’s also the slowest. CenturyLink charges $50 per month for up to 100 Mbps, and AT&T charges $55 per month for the same speed. With Frontier, you get a quarter of that speed for around $40 per month.

For fiber internet, Frontier has the cheapest 500 Mbps plan at $49.99 per month. Its gigabit plan is slightly cheaper than AT&T and Verizon, but its 2 Gbps plan is more expensive than AT&T’s similar Internet 2000 plan.

FAQ about Frontier

What happened to Frontier’s TV services?

Frontier discontinued its TV services for new customers in 2020, presumably due to COVID-19, and to focus on its fiber network expansion. Unfortunately, Frontier does not provide an official explanation for discontinuing TV services for new customers.

Customers with existing Frontier TV services can still use them, but the company doesn’t offer them to new customers. Instead, you can sign up for YouTube TV, select a DISH Network plan, or sign up for DIRECTV Stream.

Where can I get Frontier’s fiber internet?

According to Frontier, you can get fiber in select areas of California, Florida, Indiana, and Texas.3 However, we’ve found Frontier’s fiber in the following locations:

  • Tampa, Florida
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Fort Worth/Dallas area, Texas
  • League City, Texas
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Long Beach, California

How much does Frontier’s equipment cost each month?

Frontier does not charge a monthly fee for equipment. Installation is free, too, so there are no worries about up-front costs when you choose a plan. If you choose the Fiber Internet 500 or Fiber Gig plan, you get the Amazon Eero 5 mesh networking kit. Fiber 2 Gig customers receive the Sagemcom 5950 Wi-Fi 6E system, and DSL customers use Arris wireless gateways.

Why is there an internet infrastructure surcharge?

The monthly infrastructure surcharge supports network maintenance and other costs. According to Frontier, this charge is necessary due to increased internet traffic and usage that impacts its internet network infrastructure. Frontier will continue to charge this fee indefinitely.4

Sources

  1. Verizon, “FCC Approves Sale of Verizon Local Wireline Operations in California, Florida, Texas to Frontier Communications,” September 2, 2015. Accessed April 1, 2022.
  2. Verizon, “Verizon to Divest Wireline Businesses in 14 States; Significant Benefits to Verizon Shareholders,” May 13, 2009. Accessed April 1, 2022.
  3. Frontier, “Is Frontier Fiber Internet Service Available in My Neighborhood?” Accessed April 1, 2022.
  4. Frontier, “Answering Your Questions.” Accessed April 1, 2022.