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Whether you’re into streaming movies, watching TV online, gaming or currently work from home, having quality internet is a must. No matter what your specific needs are, you’ll discover that Suddenlink and Windstream have internet packages that meet your needs.

How do these two internet service providers measure up? Windstream’s prices are slightly lower than Suddenlink’s, while Suddenlink’s packages provide faster speeds. There may also be a higher chance that Windstream is available in your area because they serve more states than Suddenlink does.

There’s more to learn about these two internet service providers (ISPs), so we’ve compiled helpful information to get you up to speed.

Who Suddenlink and Windstream internet are for

When considering Suddenlink and Windstream, what do you need to know?

Suddenlink is a good fit for users who need fast internet that can support several devices streaming content simultaneously, as well as gamers and people who work from home. Their introductory tier features 300Mbps download, and the next two provide 500Mbps and 1000Mbps, all with no data cap. All three packages can meet the needs of small-to-medium households with heavy internet users.

Even though Windstream’s speeds in lower tier plans are slower, its internet service can also support multiple gamers, streamers, downloaders, and people who work from home. However, you may want to keep in mind the difference between Suddenlink and Windstream’s speeds in the first two tiers: Suddenlink offers 300Mbps and 500Mbps, while Windstream provides 200Mbps and 400Mbps. The 100Mbps difference could impact the experience of some users, particularly if several people are using the internet at the same time.

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Comparison of internet services

A Windstream vs. Suddenlink comparison reveals several key differences, such as price and the type of internet connection they offer.


Suddenlink’s prices are slightly higher than Windstream’s for all three of its plans. For example, while Windstream charges $39.99/month for their 200Mbps plan, Suddenlink charges $44.99/month for their 300Mbps package. However, when you break it down to cost-per-Mbps, Suddenlink may provide a better deal. For example, when comparing their lowest-tier plans, Suddenlink costs about $0.15/Mbps and Windstream costs about $0.20/Mbps.

Connection type

One of the most significant differences between Suddenlink and Windstream is the kind of internet connection they provide. Suddenlink gives users a copper/cable connection, while Windstream provides a fiber-optic line. For users that want fast speeds for both downloading and uploading, this may make Windstream a more attractive option. You can get close-to-symmetrical upload and download speeds with fiber, while your upload tends to be significantly lower with copper/cable.

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What others say about Suddenlink and Windstream internet


While Suddenlink offers good speeds and some of the best introductory rates around, a CNET review points out that the company’s limited availability could be an issue. Also, Suddenlink’s prices tend to jump after the first year, and the company’s data caps can add to monthly bills.


Windstream is available in 18 states and can be a good choice for people in some rural areas, according to a CNET review. The company’s plans don’t have data caps, and contracts aren’t required — both cost-saving features which aren’t often available to rural customers.

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How do Suddenlink and Windstream internet packages compare?

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*Pricing varies by location and availability. Speeds may vary. All prices subject to change; for current pricing and availability visit our internet service page. Prices as of 3/10/22.

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