As we all know, choosing a broadband provider can be difficult as there are many brands out there and many packages are being offered. We had a great broadband service when we closed down our small internet cafe late last year. It was fast and there was very little problem, but it was a business line, so to maintain it without a business to support it would be too expensive. So I called the company and had them cut it off. A couple of months after, I started working online. I needed a reliable and affordable broadband that would cater to my needs.
So how was I able to choose the right broadband service? Here’s a list of things I considered which influenced my decision.
In choosing a broadband package, you should ask yourself what kind of a broadband package do I want/need?. Like I said before, there are many packages that are being offered at the market today. There’s beginner’s broadband, which is usually the standard broadband service with a speed that would allow you to browse without interruption and is easy to set-up. There’s also a heavy-user broadband that would provide you with high-speed internet for frequents downloads and games. While a family broadband usually bundles up broadband with landline phones.
Lately, there’s been a talk about fibre optic broadband. Many companies, like talktalk fibre optic broadband, have already dipped it’s feet to the fibre optic ring because it is said to be more stable and is considered as the one to provide superfast internet connection. This kind of connection is ideal for downloading movies and playing high resolution MMORPG games.
Length of Contract
Companies like tying up customers in contracts. Most often than not, there is a 24-month lock in period when you avail of a cheap broadband package. Our old internet cafe which lasted for five (5) years had a lock-in contract for 24-months in exchange of a new desktop computer. If you are not certain that your broadband requirements would remain the same for the lock-in period required, then don’t avail of it. You’ll just end up buying the rest of the contract which may turn out to be more expensive.
Better yet, look for companies like talktalk fibre optic broadband who offers a 12-month and 18-month packages.
There are many internet service providers. The question is: are they all available in your area? This is one of the saddest part when I was doing my research. I wanted to have Sky Broadband because it is one of the few who guarantees really fast connection speed. After some phone calls, I found out that they don’t provide service in our area. I was heartbroken and went for the second-best ISP.
Now that’s all has been said and done, let’s talk about how much you are willing to pay for your high-speed internet connection. Opt for bundles. Many companies that are known to provide fast internet connection now offers affordable packages. Getting a bundle from them such as cable tv, internet , and landline could save you a lot of money in the long run that getting each one from different companies.