The Internet plays an important role in your life. The world has changed and in this digital world, you cannot imagine living without the internet. The world without the internet is like a sea without water, it doesn’t make sense now. Our life is linked to internet service. From the school and office work you do to the entertainment you get through different platforms, you are trapped in this bubble and the fun part is that no one wants to get out of this. Internet gives you enough space to do business and whatever you want to do whether you want to make some money or you want to watch Netflix at your friend’s place with pizza and snacks on a Saturday night. You need internet services anyway. Many internet service providers are offering internet services in different states. The top leading companies who are giving tough competition to each other, understand and solution to those needs are AT&T and Spectrum.
Both AT&T and Spectrum offer high-speed internet and cover many states of America. We are going to talk about the pros and cons of both companies and discuss the features and services offered by them.
Spectrum vs. AT&T – Internet Connection
Spectrum provides internet connection to its customers via coax cable. The cable is the most reliable connection when it comes to internet services. Cable connection is just like fiber when it comes to reliability and download speeds but the uploading speed is not as good as you get with the fiber optic connection.
AT&T provides internet connection to its customers through two different means. In some areas, AT&T provides services through fixed wireless, while in other areas, they provide services through fiber-optic connection. Fixed wireless connection is usually used by those customers who live in rural and remote areas and they don’t have anything other than the fixed wireless connection.
In some areas, AT&T provides services through fiber-optic connection, which offers the fastest download and upload speed and is the most reliable connection. With the fiber optic connection, you get symmetrical uploading and downloading speed which means that the downloading speed would be the same as the uploading speed. The only problem with FIOS is that the fiber-optic connection covers only a few areas and is not widely available.
Spectrum vs. AT&T – Availability
When it comes to coverage, cable connection is the widely available connection in America. Spectrum even offers high-speed internet in rural areas where in the past no one could imagine getting high-speed internet. Spectrum made that happen. It provides internet service in the selected areas of over 40 states which makes Spectrum the second-largest cable internet service provider in America. On the other hand, AT&T provides services in the selected areas of around 21 states.
Spectrum vs. AT&T – Internet Speed
Both companies provide high-speed internet. With Spectrum you get download speed ranges from 200Mbps to 940Mbps with the uploading speed ranges from 10Mbps to 35Mbps.
With AT&T, you can get download speed ranges from 300 to 940 Mbps via the fiber connection and the uploading speed would be way faster than what you get with spectrum. With such speed, you can connect as many devices as you want and can do pretty much anything. You will never face issues with the reliability of the services.
Spectrum Vs. AT&T – Prices
AT&T internet packages start from $35.00 with the basic internet package and go to $60.00 for the high-speed internet package. Meanwhile, Spectrum packages start from $49.99 for the basic package and go to $109.99 for the gig package. For the equipment, AT&T charges $10 for the wireless gateway with all the internet plans on monthly basis and Spectrum charges $5 for the router and gets a free internet modem with all the internet plans.
Spectrum charges $49.99 for the professional installation and $9 for the activation. For the professional installation, AT&T charges 99.99 for the installation. With the self-installation, Spectrum charges just $9.99 for the activation while AT&T charges $35 for the activation.
Both companies are good at what they do. It’s up to your requirements like which company suits you the most. When it comes to the best customer service, Charter customer service is the best so if apart from the internet service, the customer service also matters to you a lot, then you should surely go for Spectrum.