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Spectrum Internet 300 Package

The Starter
Spectrum uses a cable (coax) internet connection
Spectrum Cable Internet
Speeds up to
Upload: 10 Mbps
Contract: none
Price: $49.99
Plan Review
Spectrum Internet 300 Mbps Plan

Spectrum offers three internet plans and Spectrum Internet 300 is the first and most affordable. Overall, Spectrum Internet's biggest advantages are contract-free plans, no data caps and a free modem. Those certainly add plenty of value to offset Spectrum's slightly higher costs. The Spectrum Internet 300 plan costs $49.99/mo and gives you 300 Mbps of download speed. That price is for the first 12 months.

With regard to equipment, Spectrum's modem and router aren't anything special but they are functional and stable. The modem itself is free which is a nice touch and not typical of other major providers. If you don't have your own router, renting theirs will run you $7/mo. Overall, Spectrum Internet 300 is a solid starter plan that suits most needs. The lack of a data cap makes it quite a bit more attractive.

PERFECT FOR: households with up to 4 connected devices that don't want to worry about data caps.

Regarding the other Spectrum plans, here's a quick look at all three. Remember, they're all contract free and have no caps.

Spectrum Internet
300 Mbps
$49.99 /mo
500 Mbps
$69.99 /mo
1,000 Mbps
$79.99 /mo

Spectrum Internet 300 features

Spectrum internet subscribers qualify for a solid amount of features. The most valuable include...

Spectrum's Wi-Fi Hotspots
Spectrum Hotspots

All Spectrum customers get free access to over 550,000 public WiFi hotspots. So, if you're out of town, you can automatically connect to the closest public network within range, letting you surf faster and save on regular cell data.

Spectrum internet has no data cap
No data caps

One of the big upsides of Spectrum internet is that they have NO data caps (compared to Xfinity's 1.2 TB). So, surf and stream without worrying about getting throttled.

Spectrum equipment
Free Modem

A lot of internet providers force you to rent a modem and router to get connected if you don't bring your own equipment. Spectrum gives you a modem for free (router costs a reasonable $7/mo).

What you can do with 300 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload

For the most part, 300 Mbps lets you do just about anything. Work from home, watch HD movies or live-stream as much as you want. In fact, pretty much everyone in a large household could watch a high-definition movie or stream sites like Facebook, Twitch, etc... all at the same time.

If online gaming is your thing, not only are speeds fast enough but being wired cable internet, latency is about as good as it gets. Play online multiplayer and first-person games without risk of delay or buffering.

See the table below for more common uses and how much bandwidth each activity uses.

Min. Download
1 Mbps
1-3 Mbps
attached files count
Work from home
15 Mbps
1-5 Mbps
Streaming Video (SD)
4 Mbps
almost 100% download
Streaming Video (HD)
8 Mbps
Streaming Video (HD 4K)
25 Mbps
VoIP HD video call (Zoom)
1.5 Mbps
1.5 Mbps
Gaming - PC Multiplayer
4 Mbps
4 Mbps
Live stream (broadcast)
25 Mbps
1-60 Mbps
varies by quality

Price, Fees and Discounts

In this section, we'll breakdown the full price, ALL fees and discounts included. Overall, Spectrum has less hidden fees than other internet providers so there's generally no sticker shock with that first bill. Here are all the fees and credits that apply:

Spectrum 300 fees

Router Activation fee Monthly Tax

Router (Advanced WiFi)

As with most cable internet providers, you can rent their equipment or bring your own. We always recommend using your own but if that's not an option, renting from Spectrum isn't all that expensive. Use of their modem is free, leasing their router (which they call "Advanced WiFi") costs $7/mo.

Activation fee

Setting up new service with Spectrum involves a one-time activation fee of $30. It's unavoidable and charged whether you install everything yourself or have a technician do it for you.

Monthly Tax

Finally, if you live in a state with sales income tax, there will be a small monthly tax applied to your bill. It's usually $2-$4 a month.

Spectrum 300 discount(s)


Autopay credit

Other than the bundling discounts you'll get when you combine internet with TV, home phone or mobile, enrolling in Autopay will save you $5/mo.

Sample Spectrum Internet 300 Bill Plan (1st year)

Combining everything, here's roughly what you can expect when your first bill arrives. It assumes you're leasing their equipment and have enrolled in autopay.

Spectrum Internet 300
activation fee
  • auto-pay discount
  • ($5)
Residential Taxes
state fees (approx.)
Advanced WiFi

With your own equipment, that monthly total drops to $46.99/mo.

Any hidden fees?

No, it's all listed above. So, even though Spectrum is a bit higher in price than competitors they don't tack on a bunch of hidden fees. If you miss a payment, you'll be charged as follows...

  • Late payment fee - if you miss your payment due date by more than 21 days, a late fee of $6.75 to $8.95 will be applied (exact amount depends on your region/plan).

How to get Spectrum Internet 300

As of today, the Spectrum 300 plan's best price and promotions are below. Calling tends to be the best way to make sure everything is setup correctly, right from the start...

Spectrum Internet Deal
Expires: soon
  • Spectrum Internet plan for as low as $49.99/mo
  • 300 Mbps download, 10 Mbps upload
  • No contract (ever)
  • No data cap (with any plan)
  • Access to Spectrum public hotspots
  • Qualifies you for bundling deals with TV/phone
Learn more
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Open now? Yes.
Immediate set-up available? Yes.
70% Off

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Spectrum Internet have a data cap?

One of the best features of Spectrum's internet plans is that there's no data cap. You'll never be throttled for any reason. We've thoroughly tested this and there are no hidden data limits either.

How much will I save by bundling with TV?

Depending on the plans, you can save upwards of 40% by bundling. Adding on mobile or home phone service increases that even more. There are usually plenty of sign-up bonuses available as well, especially for their Spectrum One mobile plans.

Can I get Spectrum Internet 300 via ACP?

Yes. If you qualify for the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), you could get a credit of up to $30/mo on every bill. Get more info about income requirements here.

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