What to look for in an Internet service

In recent years, the internet has increasingly become a fixture in the home and the monthly utility bills.  As people cut the cord to their cable TV services, cable providers have been compelled to make up for the loss of income by offering competitive internet rates.

Finding an internet service that meets the grade without breaking the bank is well within everyone’s grasp. Here are some of the ways you can make it happen:

Price comparison

Even if you’re happy with your current provider, it’s a smart practice to check the price rates and offers from other providers in your area. The best rates a year ago may not be the best today. It pays to check the rates every year or two. Switching over to a new provider or negotiating a lower rate with your current provider can help you save big in the long run.

What type of internet service do you want?

Any internet service other than the old and trusty dial-up is considered a broadband connection.

DSL is an internet connection using your home’s landline. It is sufficient for people who use the web occasionally to stream, surf, browse, and email. It also tends to be the cheapest type of internet service.  With speeds ranging from 3-10 Mbps, it can usually cope with streaming HD videos. Just don’t expect to stream on multiple devices at the same time.

Cable Internet provides access to the web using the cable wires from a cable TV. It is a faster internet connection than DSL but it is also pricier. Lag and buffer can also be felt during peak hour usage.

Fiber optic is the newest internet access option. It is fast, covering long distances. However, it is not easily available in more remote locations.

These are only some of the things to consider when looking to nail down the best, cheap internet connection for your home. Contact us today to find out more.

Posted on April 1, 2018, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on What to look for in an Internet service.

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