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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.
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.
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.
BroadbandSearch was built to help educate customers on the Internet Service that is available in their area and compare the available providers and plans to best meet your needs.
Our Internet and Data experts have put together a number of resources and done countless hours of proprietary research to make a database of all Internet Providers across the US. One of the major resources is the Broadband Deployment Data from the FCC Form 477, which is submitted by all ISPs (Internet Service Providers) to create more transparency on the Broadband access of U.S. Citizens.
Broadband Internet has been classified by the FCC as being an Internet Connection with minimum upload and download speeds of 25Mbps and 3Mbps respectively.
When looking at the download and upload speeds of Internet Plans you will most likely encounter two abbreviations, which are Mbps and Gbps. These stand for Megabits per second and Gigabits per second. This is a measurement of the data transfer rates of files being both uploaded and downloaded. An important distinction to make is the difference between bits and bytes, as there are 8 bits in a byte. When calculating the time required to download a file, you must multiply the bitrate by 8 in order to get a corresponding file size.
We think you'll love the ease of searching Internet providers in your area. We show you the types of Internet access (example: fiber, cable, DSL) and all the plan details, including pricing, download speeds, leasing fees and data caps. When searching for the TV options in your area, wherever it's available, you'll find all your TV plan options and details including: plan pricing (including any pricing changes) and the channels available in that plan.
In our quest to give you as much information as possible on every provider, we can now give you User Ratings, impartial Reviews from our team members and details on the fine print you need to know about in many Subscriber Agreements. User Ratings have come from you, the users of the services and are a great indicator of the quality of a service. But we wanted to go further and so we started investigating and for many providers our team of four researchers have produced reviews based on: Reliability, Customer Service, Pricing, Ease of Installation, Account Management, Technology & Equipment and Contract Terms. Lastly, unfortunately we all know what it is like to be caught in a contract with a service provider based on terms that were hidden in the fine print of the contract. That's why our team has researched long and hard to find the fine print within the subscriber agreements that you really need to know about.