Top 3 Internet and TV Providers in Denver, CO

ProviderDownload SpeedsChannel Count
CenturyLinkUp to 1000 Mbps335+ (with DIRECTV)
XfinityUp to 400 Mbps260+
ViaSatUp to 50 MbpsN/A
ProviderCenturyLink
Download SpeedsUp to 1000 Mbps
Channel Count335+ (with DIRECTV)
ProviderXfinity
Download SpeedsUp to 400 Mbps
Channel Count260+
ProviderViaSat
Download SpeedsUp to 50 Mbps
Channel CountN/A

Data effective 4/30/2018. Pricing, plans, and availability subject to change. Not all offers available in all areas.

The Two Best Entertainment Packages for Denver, CO

X1 Preferred Triple Play

DIRECTV XTRA + Price for Life 1 Gig

$139.99 per month

$124.99 per month

Up to 400 Mbps

Up to 1,000 Mbps

220+ channels

235+ channels

Unlimited nationwide calling

NFL SUNDAY TICKET available

2 years

2 years

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X1 Preferred Triple Play

$139.99 per month

Up to 400 Mbps

220+ channels

Unlimited nationwide calling

2 years

DIRECTV XTRA + Price for Life 1 Gig

$124.99 per month

Up to 1,000 Mbps

235+ channels

2 years

Xfinity and CenturyLink both have fast internet speeds and solid TV offerings in the Denver area. Either of these two packages will meet the needs of most people.

CenturyLink offers faster internet, with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in some areas, but the company no longer offers its own TV service. Instead, CenturyLink subscribers can bundle with DIRECTV satellite TV service. DIRECTV is great, but not everyone wants a satellite dish mounted to their roof. If that’s you, consider Xfinity, which still offers internet speeds up to 400 Mbps but also has its own in-house cable TV service—no external dish required.

The only other major national provider in the Denver area is Viasat, which provides satellite internet with speeds up to 50 Mbps. Satellite internet can be good if no other options are available (if you live in a rural area, for example), but it’s usually slower and more expensive than DSL, cable, or fiber options, so take advantage of one of those first if you can.

There are also a handful of smaller regional providers and less-recognized names that might be worth looking in to if none of the options from CenturyLink, Xfinity, or Viasat work for you. These include Integra Telecom and Kentec Communications.

Find the best packages available in your part of Denver:

Best CenturyLink Bundles in Denver, CO

DIRECTV XTRA + Price for Life High-Speed Internet
  • $84.99 per month
  • Up to 20 Mbps
  • 235+ channels
  • 2-year contract required
  • 2018 NFL SUNDAY TICKET included at no cost
  • Unlimited nationwide calling for an additional $40.00 per month
DIRECTV PREMIER + Price for Life High-Speed Internet
  • $139.99 per month
  • Up to 20 Mbps
  • 330+ channels
  • 2-year contract required
  • 2018 NFL SUNDAY TICKET included at no cost
  • Unlimited nationwide calling for an additional $40.00 per month
DIRECTV XTRA + Price for Life 1 Gig
  • $124.99 per month
  • Up to 1,000 Mbps
  • 235+ channels
  • 2-year contract required
  • 2018 NFL SUNDAY TICKET included at no cost
  • Unlimited nationwide calling for an additional $40.00 per month

CenturyLink is one of the largest internet providers in the US. In Denver, essentially the entire city has CenturyLink coverage with speeds up to at least 20 Mbps. Select areas, including Central West Denver, North Denver, Washington Park, and Southeast Denver, also have access to CenturyLink’s Price for Life 1 Gig service, which offers speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. That’s fast. If you live in a coverage area for 1 Gig and use your internet connection on any kind of regular basis, we highly recommend going this route.

One thing to note with CenturyLink is that the provider no longer offers its own TV service. Instead, CenturyLink partners with DIRECTV to offer bundles. That’s not necessarily a bad thing—DIRECTV is one of the best TV services around. It offers a good channel selection and the best sports programming in the business, including the exclusive NFL SUNDAY TICKET. It is a satellite service, though, so there’s the small possibility for weather-related signal interference during heavy rain or snow.

Best Xfinity Bundles in Denver, CO

X1 Saver Triple Play
  • $79.99 per month
  • Up to 150 Mbps
  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited nationwide calling
  • 1-year contract required
X1 Preferred Triple Play
  • $139.99 per month
  • Up to 400 Mbps
  • 220+ channels
  • Unlimited nationwide calling
  • 2-year contract required
  • Starz® included at no additional cost
  • Plan available with no contract for an additional $10.00 per month
X1 Premier Triple Play
  • $159.99 per month
  • Up to 400 Mbps
  • 260+ channels
  • Unlimited nationwide calling
  • 2-year contract required
  • Includes HBO®, Starz®, Showtime®, TMC®, and Cinemax® at no additional charge
  • Plans available with no contract for an additional $10.00 per month

Xfinity, like CenturyLink, is available in nearly every neighborhood in Denver, and provides high-speed cable internet, TV, and phone service. Xfinity’s speeds in Denver reach up to 400 Mbps, which should be fast enough for even the most data-hungry downloader. In fact, we ranked Xfinity as the fastest internet provider of 2018.

When looking at Xfinity packages, pay special attention to the contract term. Some of the lower-tier plans require only a one-year contract rather than two years. And many of the packages on a two-year term give the option of going contract-free for an additional $10.00 per month. If commitment scares you (or you just don’t want to worry about those early termination fees), this might be a good option for you.

Xfinity also allows a lot of flexibility in the equipment you use. Check out our guide to the best routers for Xfinity to learn more.

Best Viasat Internet Packages in Denver, CO

Bronze 12
  • $45.00 per month ($65.00 per month after 3 months)
  • Up to 12 Mbps
  • 2-year contract required
  • Wi-Fi included at no additional cost
Silver 25
  • $70.00 per month ($100.00 per month after 3 months)
  • Up to 25 Mbps
  • 2-year contract required
  • Wi-Fi included at no additional cost
Gold 50
  • $100.00 per month ($150.00 per month after 3 months)
  • Up to 50 Mbps
  • 2-year contract required
  • Wi-Fi included at no additional cost

The main reason to choose satellite internet like Viasat over another option is availability. Like satellite TV, satellite internet is available nearly anywhere there’s a clear view of the sky. This includes rural areas and locations that aren’t wired for broadband.

Satellite internet does come with some downsides—namely, slow speeds and high costs. The speeds offered are on par with DSL, but the satellite connection has higher latency, so everything you do online will have a slight delay. This can range from being barely noticeable while web browsing to being extremely irritating when gaming. And, as you can see, package prices are rather high for what you get.

That said, for rural and remote locations, satellite internet can be a major game changer. It sure beats dial-up! But since Denver is a metropolitan area, either CenturyLink or Xfinity will likely be the better choice.

Get more info on satellite internet providers in our complete guide.

Best Internet Bundles for Businesses in Denver, CO

CenturyLink Business Bundles
  • Starting at $84.99 per month
  • Up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Advanced phone features
  • 10 GB of email storage space
  • Professional web services
Comcast for Business
  • Internet-only plans starting at $69.95 per month
  • Speeds up to 400 Mbps available
  • 24/7 customer support
  • No data caps
  • Advanced phone features
Viasat
  • Internet-only plans starting at $50.00 per month
  • Speeds up to 50 Mbps available
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Voice service available
  • Great for businesses in remote locations or mobile businesses

If you’re looking for business internet service, you need more than what you’d get in a home entertainment package. Business internet still needs to be fast, but it also needs to be robust, reliable, and secure. You’re also less likely to be concerned with TV service—or, if you do need TV service, you probably only need a select few channels to play in a lobby or waiting room. And you’ll certainly need a powerful, secure Wi-Fi network to maximize productivity.

Business packages also tend to be highly personalized to the unique needs of each office or business. For that reason, it’s hard to recommend a specific plan. However, in general, either CenturyLink or Xfinity is your best bet for business due to reliable land-based lines. Viasat is a viable option if nothing else is available or if you need internet access on the go, but satellite technology may not be as reliable as other options—especially for a business.

Check out our full list of internet providers in Denver for more details.