Price: Starting at $40/mo.
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 |
| Best for high-speed internet |
Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
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.
Currently, Sparklight doesn't provide significant deals or perks. We will revise this section once there are updates.
|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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
*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.