Net neutrality may have been repealed, but it’s not completely dead for some internet service providers. From Sparklight, to Cincinnati Bell and Starry; a free and open internet still exists for subscribers of these providers regardless of what has happened or what will happen with net neutrality in the future. If you’re shopping for new internet service, but want to make sure your internet is still the free and open internet you’ve always loved, here are our top five internet providers that are still net neutral in 2021.
Sparklight (previously Cable One)
- Price: $45 a month to $125 a month
- Speeds: 100 Mbps to 1000 Mbps
- Internet Technology: Cable
Sparklight, previously Cable One supports net neutrality and a free and open internet for all. Their commitment to their customers include allowing their customers to continue visiting any legal sites they choose, no internet fast lanes, no blocking sites, no throttling speeds or otherwise making it difficult to access any particular lawful site and more.
- Price: $50 a month
- Speeds: Up to 200 Mbps
- Internet Technology: Fixed Wireless
Starry has been always supportive of net neutrality before the repeal, after the repeal and will likely be with whatever comes next. We’re not surprised by their stance on this because they’ve always aimed to deliver better and open internet to their customers. Their customer promise was very expensive and included key points from net neutrality including not prioritizing any content, not blocking access to legal content, not capping data, not throttling specific content and more.
- Price: $49.99 a month to $69.99 a month
- Speeds: 500 Mbps to 1 Gbps
- Internet Technology: Fiber
Cincinnati Bell didn’t come right out and say they support net neutrality, but they were clear about their service, which aligns well with net neutrality. Cincinnati Bell promises to not prioritize internet traffic and will continue to treat all traffic the same like they had before the repeal. They also will not charge their customers extra to access any content that is normally freely accessible over the internet.
- Price: $49.99 a month to $79.99 a month
- Speeds: 6 Mbps to 940 Mbps
- Internet Technology: DSL and Fiber
Frontier publicly stated that they’ve always been committed to the core principles outlined in net neutrality, however they also stated that those who claim the repeal will fundamentally change the internet are wrong. As concerning as their claim is to how serious this issue is, Frontier did confirm that they do not and will not block or throttle access to online content and that they will continue to be transparent about their services.
- Price: $60 a month to $79 a month
- Speeds: 250 Mbps to 1000 Mbps
- Internet Technology: Fiber
Ting isn’t in for or against net neutrality, but Ting has assured the public that the repeal of net neutrality hasn’t changed how they’re treating customers. They’ve publicly stated they will never block, throttle or otherwise interfere in any other way the online activity of their customers.