For people living in rural areas, Sparklight is a good choice for high-speed cable Internet with very fast download speeds.
They have no contracts for their Internet, TV and voice services, all of which can be bundled together. In the cities and towns where they are available, Sparklight's download speeds are much faster than DSL or satellite.
Connection Type: Cable Internet
Download Speeds: Up To 940 Mbps
As a coaxial cable company, Sparklight's upload speeds will be slower than their download speeds. Their current speed tiers are:
The first three speed tiers are available anywhere Sparklight provides service, and the GigaONE plus plan is available to over 75% of customers.
One big negative about Sparklight Internet is their data caps. They have bandwidth limits that scale up from 350 GB to 1,200 GB of data usage per month. Unlimited data is available, but costs $40 more per month.
In the age of unlimited bandwidth fiber connections, Sparklight's data caps make them less competitive if a fiber-based ISP is available.
Formerly known as Cable One, the company was re-branded as Sparklight in 2019. They provide Internet, TV, and home phone service in 21 states:
Although they do employ fiber-optics in their backend network, Sparklight doesn't offer fiber connections to the home. Also, it appears that they do not plan to offer any such services in the near future.