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Suddenlink review

Suddenlink offers high speed internet to rural areas and cities that have been neglected by the bigger networks.

Suddenlink review
(Image: © Suddenlink by Altice)

Our Verdict

If you happen to live in an area that has access to Suddenlink high-speed internet, then we think that Suddenlink is worth considering for your internet and cable needs.

For

  • Up to 1Gb connection
  • Coverage in rural areas.

Against

  • Limited to certain states and regions.

If you live in a rural area, it can be difficult to get access to one of the best internet providers and if they do cover your area, it tends to be with lacklustre speeds and poor connectivity. That’s where Suddenlink by Altice comes in, offering high speed internet to areas that have been neglected by the big names. Alongside this, Suddenlink also offers high speed internet connections in larger cities, with speeds of up to 1Gbps. That’s fast!

So what’s the catch? Well for starters, Suddenlink is currently only available in 20 states across the USA, so you’ll have to check availability on the Suddenlink website before you can even think about signing up. Beyond that though, the only thing to watch out for is the data limits on some of the lower tier packages.

Suddenlink’s standard internet plan costs $34.99 per month and comes in either cable or fiber varieties, offering speeds of up to 100Mbps. Speeds vary between regions though and you’re unlikely to be getting the full 100Mbps if you live out in the wilds. With that said, Suddenlink Internet is a competitive choice for those looking for a basic internet connection.

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If you’re lucky enough to live in one of the areas serviced by Suddenlink’s high speed network then your options start to open up. You can choose between four different packages here, all with different maximum download speeds and prices:

Suddenlink 100: This package offers 100 Mbps download speed starting at $34.99 per month. There is a download limit of 250GB per month.

Suddenlink 300: This package offers 300 Mbps download speed starting at $44.99 per month. There is a download limit of 350GB per month.

Suddenlink 400: This package offers 400 Mbps download speed starting at $54.99 per month. You get unlimited downloads with this package.

Suddenlink 1 Gig: This package offers 400 Mbps download speed starting at $74.99 per month. You get unlimited downloads with this package.

One interesting thing to note about Suddenlink 1Gbps is that it comes with a price for life guarantee, meaning that your monthly payments will never be increased so long as you stay subscribed to this service. There’s a double edged sword here though, as we have no idea how good a 1GB connection will be in the future, but this could offer big savings in the long term.

Suddenlink also offers TV packages through its parent company Altice, so if you’re looking to get cable and internet together then you can find some even better deals there. The TV deals come with access to the vast majority of the major channels including NBC, CBS, ABC, The Disney Channel and Cartoon Network. Finally, Suddenlink Internet plans also come with access to Cheddar, an online news network, and CuriosityStream, an online streaming service filled with exclusive content.

While its coverage is still limited to less than half of U.S. states, Suddenlink offers an excellent service to the towns and cities that it does reach. Pricing is competitive and the speeds that it can reach are some of the fastest you’ll find anywhere in the world. We’d definitely recommend Suddenlink, especially if you’re looking to buy cable TV at the same time.