How much is fiber internet?

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.

Regardless of the speed, the low latency and reliability of fiber internet mean you can boost your online experience with virtually no lag. With fiber-optic internet, you can get consistent, reliable upload and download speeds. You can download or upload large image files, stream your favorite shows with almost no buffering, and experience significantly less lag when gaming.

Cost of fiber internet from CenturyLink

At CenturyLink, we currently offer Fiber Gigabit service in select areas, with a continually expanding network. Fiber Gigabit is ideal for households with multiple family members streaming, gaming, downloading/uploading, and surfing at the same time.

Check for availability and learn about our most up-to-date pricing and any current promotions. Or contact our customer support team to discuss details specific to you and your home.

Fiber internet installation cost

Fiber internet installation costs depend on a variety of factors, like 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.

With CenturyLink, if you’re near one of our existing fiber-optic networks and we offer fiber service to your home, our standard fiber installation costs will apply. Be sure to check the current pricing of fiber internet installation before you order. 

Fiber internet router cost

Due to the high speed of fiber-optic connections, your current modem/router may not be optimal. Many outdated routers are simply incompatible with fiber internet technology. So, in most cases, you will need to get a fiber internet router (commonly called a “residential gateway”). 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:

  • We cannot guarantee that third-party equipment will work with our network.
  • If something goes wrong, you will not be covered by our equipment replacement plan and will not receive limited technical support.
  • CenturyLink technicians are unable to install third-party equipment for you.

So, to take the guesswork out of installation, and to ensure you get the support you need to keep things running smoothly, you can buy or lease a fiber-ready router designed to work optimally with CenturyLink Fiber Internet. As always, it’s best to check for the most current pricing before ordering.

Cost benefits of CenturyLink Fiber Internet

Here are a couple of benefits to consider:

  • No contract – We don't require you to sign a long-term, multi-year contract to access our fiber internet service.
  • No cancellation fee – Don't like CenturyLink Fiber Internet service? We’ll be sorry to see you go, but we don’t charge any cancellation fees. Just let us know that you’re canceling, and we’ll take care of the rest – without end-of-service penalties.

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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