How much is high-speed internet for the average customer? Here’s what you can expect to pay, how you can avoid overpaying and how you can cut monthly internet costs.
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Joe Supan is a principal writer for Allconnect and CNET. He has helped build the proprietary metrics used on Allconnect’s review pages, utilizing thousands of data points to help readers navigate these complex decisions. Joe has also led Allconnect’s coverage of broadband policy, the digital divide and privacy issues. He has been featured as a guest columnist on Broadband Breakfast, and his work has been referenced by the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, National Geographic, Yahoo! Finance and more.
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While actual speeds have nearly doubled over the past five years, Americans are getting just 139/41 Mbps on average.
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