Learn about Internet Providers in your area
When shopping for Internet Service it is important to understand the types of connections that are available in your area. Internet Service can vary greatly in both speed and price depending on whether you are in a more rural or urban area of the United States. Typically users in more metropolitan areas or big cities will have access to Fiber and Cable connections, which have the fastest speeds available at affordable prices. However, if you are in a more rural location you might be restricted to slower DSL connections or Satellite connections, which can be very expensive and may also have data limitations. If you are moving to a new area, our Internet Experts can help set realistic expectations for the options available in your area and help get you the best package for your needs.
How Do I Compare Internet Providers In My Area?
The first thing that you need to do is check the availability or coverage of providers in your location. Once you have determined the providers that are offering service in your area, it is important to know the best ways to compare the services offered. Internet plans can have different monthly prices, download speeds, upload speeds, contract terms, latency, and data limitations.
What type of Internet Service do I need?
Depending on the activities that you are doing online, there may be some types of service that are not compatible. For example Satellite Internet Services like HughesNet and Viasat are not compatible with online multiplayer games and VPNs (Virtual Private Networks). If you are doing excessive streaming and gaming, we always recommend looking for either a Fiber or Cable connection, opposed to DSL or Satellite. Another important factor to consider is your budget, when choosing services. Generally most users will find that Cable or DSL plans offer the best value, if they are available in your area.