Many wireless home internet providers make promises they can’t keep. Some claim overall coverage but can’t provide high-speed wireless internet for rural areas. Others promise a locked-in price but hike your rates when it’s time to renew your yearly contract.
No one likes unreliable wireless internet providers. With EarthLink, our promise is as clear as our connection.
EarthLink is the largest provider of rural wireless internet in the United States, more than any other wireless internet service provider. Even if we can’t provide wireless internet in your home, we’ll find other options for you. Unlike the other guys, we won’t increase your price after your first year with us.
Try EarthLink Wireless Home Internet today!
Uses Fastest Available Speeds*
Variety of Data Plans
Quick and Easy Installation
Track Data Usage on the App
If you still have questions about which plan is right for you, one of our Internet Experts can help. Just give us a call at 866-311-2093, and we’ll help you find the best plan that fits your needs when you place your order.
Want to upgrade your current plan with EarthLink? Changes to your plan can be made in a snap via the EarthLink Wireless Home Internet App. If your plan requires extra assistance to make changes, call our internet experts at 866-311-2093.
Unlimited data per month
This plan is the go-to for digital dabblers who love the perks of connected living but don’t need ultra-fast speeds. Ideal for a two-person home or a small family, you’ll have plenty of data to handle your daily online activities and then some. You can comfortably work from home, download important files, and even run your small business remotely. With high-speed internet of up to 25 Mbps for your first 300 GB each month, you’ll be well-equipped to make the most out of your digital life. And even if you exceed the initial 300 GB, you won’t have to worry about losing your connection. Speeds will simply adjust to a still-reliable 3 Mbps, ensuring you’re always online.*
Best for: Remote work that involves video conferencing, web browsing, and document sharing. Occasional streaming for relaxation after a day’s work, and light online educational activities for kids.
Not for: If you’re an avid gamer, have a home filled with smart cameras and doorbells, or live in a bustling household with multiple remote workers or students, this plan may not fully meet your needs.
Wireless Home Internet uses the same towers as your cell phone but offers so much more — even reduced lag time.
Once the device arrives at your home, it functions just like a typical router, but with even easier set-up. Just plug it in and activate your service, and, in minutes, you’ll have a secure, private internet connection for your home with WiFi that can typically support multiple devices.
And your device will be in your hands within just a few days of calling EarthLink.
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Both types of high-speed internet will get you online, but they serve different purposes. Wireless home internet is a new type of internet connection that functions very similarly to a mobile phone data plan. When you sign up for it, you choose a monthly data plan, rather than selecting a speed (unless you choose our WFH Unlimited plan!). It focuses on getting internet access to areas where fiber internet (or other high-speed internet options) just isn’t available. Let’s break it down even more.
If you’re in an area where fiber internet is available, that will always be the best option. But if you’re currently stuck with spotty cable, DSL, or satellite internet, wireless internet is likely a much better choice. It’s more affordable and more reliable than satellite and faster than both satellite and DSL.
Wireless Home Internet
Ideal for remote areas that rely on DSL or satellite internet
Ideal for areas with fiber internet access
Easy to self-install
Includes professional installation
A variety of LTE data plans
No data caps
Friendly and efficient service
Service I NEVER received from AT&T
Knowledgeable and caring customer service
I would recommend EarthLink to anyone!
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Why Wireless Home Internet from EarthLink
If you answered yes to either of these questions, wireless internet is exactly what you’re looking for. We’re the largest provider of internet in rural areas, so we’ve got you covered.
Does Wireless Internet Use 5G for Home Internet?
Wireless home internet is unique because it uses the strongest signal from the cell phone towers nearby. For now, 5G home internet isn’t available in many places. But as it expands, you’ll be the first to know when you can use 5G internet service.
If you live in a more rural area where 4G LTE is widely available, you’ll be covered with a high-speed 4G home internet connection.
Wherever you are, your device will automatically connect to the fastest signal nearby (unless you select the WFH Unlimited plan, which comes with a speed limit of 25 Mbps). Getting great internet access has never been so easy.
What Speeds Can I Get with Wireless Home Internet?
With EarthLink as your wireless home internet provider, you’ll never have to worry about choosing the right speed. Instead, your device automatically connects to the fastest signal from your surrounding cell towers — up to 100 Mbps. No research required; no speed plan selection necessary. We like to keep it simple.
Keep in mind that if you qualify for and select the WFH Unlimited plan, you will have high-speed internet limited to 25 Mbps.
How Do I Choose the Right Wireless Home Internet Data Plan for Me?
If you’ve signed up for cell phone service, you know how choosing a data plan works. Think about how you typically use the internet — do you like to stream movies occasionally? Do you mostly get online to check your email or order groceries?
The more time you spend online, the more data you’ll need. While Wireless Home Internet is not a great fit for streaming on big screens or gaming, for regular internet users we recommend our 150 GB plan. For those who are only occasionally connected to surf the web, the 100 GB plan might be the plan for you. For those who work from home or run a small business online, the WFH Unlimited plan with speeds up to 25 Mbps would be a good fit.
How Do I Set Up EarthLink Wireless Home Internet?
How many devices can I purchase? How many will I need?
You will only need one Wireless Home Internet router for your home. We are now leasing to customers one router per service address. A monthly router fee will appear as a separate line item on your invoice for this equipment lease.
How many wireless devices can I connect to my WiFi router?
You can connect several wireless devices to your Wireless Home Internet router — it all depends how you use it. But as more devices are added to your network, you may experience slower speeds due to use or even traffic to the cell tower. More devices also means more data, so you’ll want to keep track of your usage on the app.
Does this service have a contract?
With Wireless Home Internet services, you have the option to sign an annual contract or choose to pay month-to-month. Choose which option works best for you!
By purchasing and using our Wireless Home Internet service, you agree to our Terms and Conditions, including our Internet Service Agreement, which is located here: earthlink.net/tcs.
What kind of speeds can I expect?
Speeds will vary by person, device, and location and are based on your surrounding cell towers. Generally, you can expect download speeds between 25 Mbps and 100 Mbps and upload speeds between 5 Mbps and 15 Mbps.
For those who qualify and purchase the WFH Unlimited plan, download and upload speeds will be limited to up to 25 Mbps.
What do data limits mean?
When you sign up for EarthLink Wireless Home Internet, you’ll choose a data plan. Currently, we offer 100 GB, 150 GB, 200 GB, and 300 GB plans. We also offer an exclusive WFH Unlimited 300 GB plan for select customers who work from home and qualify.
The data plan indicates how much data you can use per month. Once you’ve reached your plan’s data limit, you’ll lose internet access for the rest of the billing cycle. You can always purchase additional data or upgrade your plan to reconnect. Keep track of your data usage on our app or find out more about data limits here.
WFH Unlimited customers will experience speed changes if they surpass 300 GB of data for the allotted month, but no overage fees or loss of internet will occur.*
What if I need more data later? What if I run out of data before the end of the month? How much is additional data? How much would it cost to upgrade?
No worries! We’ve got all your data needs covered. Just log onto the EarthLink Wireless Home Internet Mobile App (available for free on the Apple App or Google Play store) or our Customer Portal to add data or upgrade your plan.
You can also contact our EarthLink Internet Experts to assist you. An additional 5 GB of data costs $5.95 and there is no limit to how much additional data you can purchase each month. Any leftover data will not be rolled over to the next billing cycle.
WFH Unlimited customers do not need to increase their data usage if they surpass 300 GB in a month; their speed will shift down to 3 Mbps until the next month.
*With the Work From Home Unlimited Plan, you’ll enjoy speeds up to 25 Mbps for the first 300 GB of data usage each month; speeds will reduce to 3 Mbps if usage exceeds 300 GB within that month.
**The absence of a contract and early termination fees offered by EarthLink is applicable exclusively to its Wireless Home Internet service. This policy does not extend to other internet services such as EarthLink Fiber Internet or EarthLink Satellite Internet, where contracts and termination fees may still apply.