CenturyLink.com rolled out its “Price for Life” service in Denver on Wednesday that promises to never raise the price of internet plans if a customer sticks with the same plan and doesn’t change a home address.
This includes 1 gigabit-per-second speeds, which is $85 a month, according to the company. In Colorado, nearly 700,000 homes and business users can access the top speed. The company declined to share where those homes are but advised interested customers to check with the local retail store or online.
Price for Life is part of a move for the company to simplify rates so customers aren’t guessing how much internet costs. It follows moves by companies like T-Mobile, which famously dropped two-year commitments a few years ago, and Sling TV, an internet TV service that sticks with a $20 monthly price and also has no commitment.
CenturyLink’s internet plan prices are, as of Sept. 27, 2017:
- 1.5 mbps to 25 mbps = $45/mo
- 40 mbps to 80 mbps = $55/mo
- 100 mbps to 140 mbps = $65/mo
- 200 mbps to 1 gbps = $85/mo
Besides taxes and regulatory fees, the only other charges are $10 per month to lease a modem or $100 to buy one, said Brandon.Yergey, a CenturyLink spokesman. Installation is $60.