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Best internet providers

Internet providerPriceMax download speedsData caps 
Best overall Verizon Fios$39.99–$79.99/mo.*200–up to 940 MbpsUnlimitedBOOK NOW
Cheapest RCN$19.99–$59.99/mo.10–940 MbpsUnlimitedBOOK NOW
Best gig internet AT&T$35.00–$60.00/mo.100–940 MbpsUnlimitedBOOK NOW
$500 contract buyout Optimum$40.00–$65.00/mo.300–1,000 MbpsUnlimitedBOOK NOW
Fastest Xfinity$19.99–$299.95/mo.25–2,000 Mbps1,229 GB–unlimitedBOOK NOW

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
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If you can get Verizon Fios internet, we say jump on it. It’s speedy and reliable and has excellent customer service.

We also really like AT&T and Optimum internet. AT&T has great deals on gig internet speeds, and Optimum has an unmatched contract buyout option.

Wanna know more before you decide? Check out our expert review of the Best Internet Providers, our Internet Provider Guide, or read a head-to-head comparison below.

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Best TV providers

ProviderPriceChannel countDVR storage (HD)Simultaneous recordings 
Best overall DISH$64.99–$94.99/mo.190–290+500 hrs.16BOOK NOW
Best for sports DIRECTV$64.99–$134.99/mo.160–330+125 hrs.5BOOK NOW
Best value Spectrum$44.99–$94.99/mo.‡125–200+90 hrs.2-6BOOK NOW
Cheapest RCN$59.99–$82.12/mo.55–304+20-75 hrs.2-6BOOK NOW
Most channels Verizon Fios$50.00–$90.00/mo.125–425+50-200 hrs.2-12BOOK NOW
$500 contract buyout Optimum$74.99–$124.99/mo.210–340+25-150 hrs.15BOOK NOW
Best voice remote Xfinity$60.00–$89.99/mo125-260+150 hrs.6BOOK NOW
Free premiums Suddenlink$58.00-$124.99/mo.225-340+75 hrs.15BOOK NOW
Excellent DVR Cox$50.00–$130.00/mo.75-250+250-1000 hrs.2-24BOOK NOW
Free HBO Max AT&T TV$59.99–$129.99/mo.65-140+20 hrs.3 StreamsBOOK NOW

Data as of post date. Prices at time of writing. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

If you’re looking for the Cadillac of TV, DISH Network has got it going on. DISH has the best equipment, large channel counts, excellent reliability, and transparent contracts.

We also think Spectrum TV is a great value. Spectrum TV plans come with good channel counts, premium channels included with most plans, and reasonable pricing.

Need to know more before you sign up? Read our expert take on the Best TV Providers or our TV Providers Guide to draw on our research and insights.

Narrowed your choices down to two TV providers? Read a direct comparison below.

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Cable and satellite TV not for you? We feel you. Live TV streaming services are a great alternative to traditional TV providers.

And you can get a quality live TV streaming service pretty much anywhere you can get a reliable internet connection. For those of you new to the streaming service world, we’ve broken down your options.

Best streaming services

ServicePriceChannelMultiple streamsCloud DVR 
Best overall YouTube TV$64.99/mo.100+3Unlimited (9 mos.)BOOK NOW
Best value Hulu + Live TV$64.99–$70.99/mo.70+250 hrs.BOOK NOW
Cheapest Philo$25.00/mo.63+3Unlimited (30 days)BOOK NOW
Best for sports fuboTV$64.99–$79.99/mo.109-1563250-1000 hrs.BOOK NOW
Best for kids Sling$35.00–$50.00/mo.30-501-410 hrs.BOOK NOW

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

If you want the best overall streaming service, we recommend YouTube TV for its decent channel count, unlimited cloud DVR, and reasonable price point.

We’re also huge fans of Hulu + Live TV because of its on-demand library of 10,000+ shows and movies and live TV channel lineup.

Pro tip: Prefer to watch TV on demand? Well, you’ve got more options than Netflix. Check out our Editor’s Choice awards for the best on-demand streaming services to enjoy more on-demand shows and movies.

For a lot of our readers, live TV streaming is still pretty new, so we won’t fault you for wanting to learn more about it with our expert guide to the Best Streaming Services or our general overview of TV Streaming.

Or you can just check out one of our head-to-head comparisons below.

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Compare providers FAQ

Who are the best internet providers?

In 2021, we ranked Verizon Fios as the best internet provider overall. We also have a few other favorites as well.

What is the cheapest internet provider?

We think RCN is the best internet provider for cheap internet, and AT&T is the best ISP for affordable gig-speed internet.

What is the cheapest TV provider?

RCN is the cheapest TV provider with a price per channel of $0.20, and Philo is the cheapest live TV streaming service at only $20 per month.

What is the best alternative to cable?

We recommend YouTube TV as the best alternative to cable because it costs less than most cable TV plans, has a month-to-month contract, and features an unlimited cloud DVR—every episode of the Law & Order universe, here we come!