editorial rating (3.3/5)

Price: Starting at $40/mo.

Channels: 20–100+

Download speed: 50–1,000 Mbps

Top packages Price* Download speeds Channels Phone plan Details
Best for casual users
Bundle with Internet 200
$196.75/mo.* 200 Mbps Up to 100 channels Unlimited local & long distance
Best for average internet users
Internet 200
$65/mo.* 200 Mbps N/A N/A
Best for high-speed internet
Internet Gig
$115/mo.** 1,000 Mbps N/A N/A

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

Is Sparklight Good for Internet and Home Phone Services?

If you use the internet casually—limited to occasional email and social media browsing—and aren't satisfied with the other providers in your area, Sparklight (formerly Cable ONE) is a viable choice. However, for activities like streaming shows, uploading photos to social media, or viewing numerous images, Sparklight's data caps could pose significant issues. This may result in additional monthly charges of up to $50 in overage fees or an involuntary upgrade to a more expensive plan.


Deals on Sparklight

Currently, Sparklight doesn't provide significant deals or perks. We will revise this section once there are updates.

Verizon Fios Internet Plans and Bundles

Packages Price* Download speeds up to Upload speeds up to Data cap Details
Internet 50 $40.00/mo.* 50 Mbps 3 Mbps 1,000 GB
Internet 200 $65.00/mo.* 200 Mbps 20 Mbps 700 GB
Internet 300 $70.00/mo.* 300 Mbps 20 Mbps 1,200 GB
Internet 400 $85.00/mo.* 400 Mbps 30 Mbps 1,200 GB
Internet 600 $95.00/mo.* 600 Mbps 40 Mbps 1,500 GB
Internet Gig $115.00/mo.** 1,000 Mbps 50 Mbps 1,500 GB

Opting for contract-free internet plans is advantageous as it allows you the freedom to switch providers without facing early termination fees. While this flexibility may come at a slightly higher cost, the independence is valuable.

Sparklight embraces the no-contract approach, but it is marred by restrictive data caps. Exceeding the cap incurs additional charges of $10 per month for an extra 100 GB, up to $40 for 400 GB. Surpassing this limit results in a significant reduction in connection speed for the remainder of the data cycle.

Considering Sparklight's relatively high costs, exploring providers with more affordable plans featuring higher data caps is advisable. However, if Sparklight is your sole option or dissatisfaction with other providers prevails, Internet 200 ($65 a month, 200 Mbps, 700GB data allowance) offers substantial gaming and video streaming capabilities before encountering overage fees and enforced package upgrades.

Final Take: Is Sparklight worth it?

We're not ready to commit to Sparklight. Sparklight doesn't offer contracts, but opting for a commitment-free plan comes at a higher cost. The data caps and channel count may not be suitable for modern internet usage. However, the Internet 200 plan ($65/month, 200 Mbps, 700 GB data allowance) is ideal for individuals or small families, allowing gaming and video streaming before potential overage fees. For bundling, the TV + Phone + Internet 200 package ($196.75/month, up to 100 channels, 200 Mbps, 700 GB data cap, unlimited calling) is an option, but careful data monitoring is advised.

Sparklight TV Pricing

Package Price* Channels Details
Economy $54.00/mo. 20+
Standard $121.75/mo. 100+
Digital Value Pack add-on Add $16.00/mo. 24+

Ignore the Economy package ($54.00 a month, up to 20 channels). It’s not worth paying monthly for all the same local channels (and their subchannels) that you can get with an over-the-air (OTA) antenna, which costs as little as $30.00 and is easy to install by yourself.

Standard Cable TV ($121.75 a month) has up to 100 channels—the basic channels you’d expect, minus Viacom channels like MTV and Nickelodeon. And it’s overall slimness doesn’t warrant the price tag, considering you can get 290+ channels (including Viacom channels) from DISH for over $10 cheaper per month.

If you want more channels, Sparklight has the Digital Value Pack add-on ($16 a month), which has 24 more channels including NFL Network, Game Show Network, CBS Sports, Discovery Life, Science Channel, and Lifetime Movie Network.

Sparklight Homephone Plan

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Sparklight TV Equipment

For your Sparklight TV plan, equipment is essential and can be rented at an affordable price or brought on your own. The required Sparklight TV Plus costs $12.00/month. Opt for the TiVo whole-home option, capable of recording six screens simultaneously and storing up to 600 hours. If skipping the DVR, a TV modem is available for $10.50/month, needing one receiver per TV or utilizing cable splitters to save costs. Be cautious of an unbranded HD-DVR receiver, and it's advisable to choose the TiVo DVR for quality assurance.

Sparklight internet + TV + phone packages

Package Price* Download speeds up to Channels Phone plan Details
Std. Cable + Std. Phone + Internet 200 $196.75/mo.* 200 Mbps 100+ Unlimited local & long distance
Std. Cable + Std. Phone + Internet 300 $206.75/mo.* 300 Mbps 100+ Unlimited local & long distance
Std. Cable + Std. Phone + Internet 600 $231.75/mo.* 600 Mbps 100+ Unlimited local & long distance

Sparklight FAQ

  • Is Sparklight cable considered a streaming TV service?
    Starting from December 15, Sparklight transitioned its TV service to be delivered via the Internet. While Sparklight is now technically categorized as a live TV streaming service, the company terms it as "streaming cable." Despite this shift, there will be no alterations to Sparklight TV packages, pricing, or the channels included in each plan.
  • How is the quality of Sparklight internet?
    Sparklight, formerly Cable ONE, offers internet services that are considered satisfactory. Each internet plan comes with personalized speeds and data caps. However, on the more budget-friendly plans, both the speeds and data limits are somewhat restrictive compared to most other providers, potentially leading to overage fees. The advantage is that Sparklight doesn't impose contracts, allowing you the flexibility to switch providers at any time.
  • Is a contract mandatory with Sparklight?
    No, Sparklight plans operate on a month-to-month basis, offering the flexibility to cancel at any time without incurring early termination fees.
  • What type of internet does Sparklight provide?
    Sparklight offers cable internet, which is not as advanced as fiber-to-home internet. However, with Sparklight plans offering download speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps, it is certainly a robust option.
  • What's the reason behind Cable ONE becoming Sparklight?
    Sparklight provides elaborate reasons, but the concise answer is branding. Sparklight isn't a new entity or distinct from Cable ONE; it simply changed its prominent signage.
  • Does Sparklight impose a data cap?
    Each plan has individualized speeds and data limits, with Internet 200 at $65/month offering 200 Mbps and a 700 GB cap. The Internet 200 bundle, including TV and phone, is $196.75/month with up to 100 channels, 200 Mbps, a 700 GB cap, and unlimited calling—suitable if Sparklight is your sole option.


*Equipment, taxes, fees, and any applicable surcharge extra. $10 charge for each add’l 100GB; Up to $30/mo
**Equipment, taxes, fees, and any applicable surcharge extra. Actual speeds vary and are subject to equipment limitations. Wi-Fi speeds will be substantially lower. Up to $30/mo.