The costs of new installation and monthly fiber internet service vary according to the plan and speed you select. However, the benefits of fiber apply across the board. The low latency and reliability of fiber internet mean you can boost your online experience with virtually no lag. You will get consistent, reliable upload and download speeds and the ability to download or upload large image files, stream your favorite shows with almost no buffering, and experience significantly less lag when gaming.
At CenturyLink, we currently offer Fiber Internet service in select areas, with a continually expanding network. Fiber is ideal for households with multiple family members streaming, gaming, downloading/uploading, and surfing at the same time.
Fiber internet service plans start at $49 for speeds of 100 Mbps and at $65 for 940 Mbps. Prices may vary based on location and availability, so visit our Fiber page to see what's available where you live and to learn about our most up-to-date pricing and current promotions.
With CenturyLink, online orders for fiber internet speeds of 100 Mbps and up will get free installation. Note that the same offer is not available if you order over the phone.
Standard installation costs may be between $49 and $99, depending on how close you are to the nearest fiber network, the type of house or building you live in, and your home’s current network capabilities. Be sure to check the current pricing of fiber internet before you order for full details and any current promotions.
Due to the high speed of fiber internet technology, many older modem/router models are incompatible. To use fiber service, you will need a fiber internet router. Some people ask whether they can do some research and purchase their own fiber-ready router from a third-party supplier, but CenturyLink strongly recommends against this, for a few reasons:
So, to take the guesswork out of installation, and to make sure you get the support you need, we suggest buying or leasing a CenturyLink fiber-ready modem. The best model will be selected automatically when you order, or you can check out our modem FAQs for an updated list of the best routers to use with CenturyLink Fiber service.
Here are a couple of benefits to consider:
If you decide CenturyLink is the best choice for your fiber internet, the first step is to see if our Fiber Gigabit plan is available near you. Check availability to get started!
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