Several internet providers offer free internet plans, but they usually come with slow speeds or extremely low data caps.
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Joe Supan is a senior writer for Allconnect. 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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