How do I find broadband internet providers near me?
There are a number of factors that go into choosing the best broadband Internet provider for your needs – such as speed, price, ease and quality of connection and availability. You can easily compare all the most important broadband internet factors with Allconnect. With our help, you’ll quickly be able to see which broadband internet type makes the most sense for you to purchase.
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What types of internet services are available near me?
Know the basics of each internet type and choose the best one for your home.
Overall, broadband Internet is offered in four different forms – cable, DSL, satellite, and fiber optic – any or all of which may be available where you live. Even though they are all considered high speed internet connections, each one comes with its own set of benefits, pricing options and features.
DSL delivers the internet over phone lines. Unlike dial-up, DSL uses a separate portion of the phone line, so you can access the internet and use your phone at the same time. DSL speeds are somewhat limited but can still be up to 40x faster than dial-up. Plus, your speed will always be steady, whether you have 2 or 200 people connecting to the network.
✓ high availability
✓ lower pricing
X limited speeds
Cable internet providers use the same coaxial cable that connects to your TV to bring you high speed internet. This means you don’t need a home phone line to get connected. Cable can offer speeds up to 100x faster than a standard dial-up connection or higher, but speeds can fluctuate during peak usage times.
✓ high availability
✓ easy to bundle
X peak usage times can slow speeds
Fiber optic networks deliver high-speed internet connections via glass or plastic wires. As a leading broadband internet technology, fiber can connect you to speeds up to 1000x faster than dial-up, with a clean and consistent connection coming into your home. Availability is limited, but fiber providers are working to bring the service to more areas.
✓ speeds up to 1 Gbps
X limited availability
Satellite internet is transmitted into your home via a satellite dish, much like satellite TV. All you need is a clear view of the southern sky to get satellite internet.
✓ unmatched availability
X limited speeds
X data caps
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Who are the best internet providers near me?
Here are some of the best internet providers nationwide as ranked by Reviews.com. These internet providers consistently rank among the best internet service providers in the nation.
Last updated 4/17/18. Allconnect rankings are based on Reviews.com rankings of providers' availability, plans and pricing.
Of course, the “best” internet provider for you is the one that gives you the internet service you need for the best price. Consider your internet needs and what you’re willing to pay for high-speed internet, then compare available internet providers and plans in your area.
Who has the cheapest internet?
Internet pricing varies by location, but many internet providers with cheap internet services are available throughout the U.S. Here are some of the cheapest internet providers nationwide as ranked by Reviews.com. These internet providers consistently rank among the most cost-effective service providers in the nation.
Up to 6 Mbps
Up to 1 Mbps
Up to 25 Mbps
Up to 10 Mbps
Up to 50 Mbps
Up to 30 Mbps
Up to 80 Mbps
Up to 25 Mbps
*per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. Last updated 4/19/18.
If don't need the speed of broadband or fiber optics, there are other low-cost internet alternatives. Dial-up is the cheapest internet option and is available almost everywhere there's an existing telephone connection. All you need is a local phone number and an active telephone line dedicated to internet usage. Popular cheap internet providers such as Windstream and Suddenlink can get you connected in no time.
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Cheapest internet connections
DSL internet providers typically offer the cheapest internet plans. DSL plans are generally cheaper because they deliver internet via telephone lines, which are already widely available throughout the US. When shopping for cheap internet, also consider data caps, equipment fees and installation costs.
Fastest internet providers
Cable and fiber internet providers will likely give you access to the fastest internet speeds in your area. Most cable providers offer download speeds up to 100 Mbps or higher. Fiber internet can reach download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps, or 1 Gbps, but availability for fiber internet is currently far more limited than cable.
Frequently asked internet service questions
What is broadband internet?
Internet service providers use the term broadband Internet to describe their high-speed Internet connections. The term broadband is actually shorthand for “broad bandwidth,” which describes its fast speed and "always on" capabilities.The four main types of broadband internet are cable internet, DSL internet, satellite internet and fiber internet.
Is dial-up internet broadband?
No. Unlike a dial-up connection – which treats your phone line as a single, narrow pipe between your computer and your internet service provider, and then hogs that entire data line – broadband internet works in an entirely different way. Broadband Internet splits your data line up into multiple channels, giving it the ability to send large amounts of information down these multiple channels at the same time.
What does Mbps mean?
Megabits per second. Mbps indicates how much data can be uploaded or downloaded per second over your internet connection. Higher Mbps means faster internet speeds, which allow for better streaming or gaming as well as connecting multiple devices at once.
Are there internet only plans?
Most internet providers offer internet-only plans, also known as standalone internet. But, sometimes bundling internet and TV together can be cheaper than standalone internet, so be sure to compare all your options before selecting a plan.
How much internet speed do I need?
It depends on what you use the internet for and how many people/devices will connect to the internet. For streaming, gaming and connecting 4-5 devices, 25 Mbps or higher is recommended. For light use, such as online shopping, 3-10 Mbps is fine. Take our internet speed test below to see how fast your current internet service is.
How do I get Wi-Fi in my home?
In addition to a modem, you need a Wi-Fi router to setup wireless internet in your home. Most high speed internet providers offer routers for purchase or rental, or include one for free with your service.
How do I find internet providers near me?
Instead of researching each specific internet provider, use Allconnect. Simply enter your address and we’ll show you all available internet providers and offers in your area. Finding and comparing internet providers near you is easy with Allconnect.
Last updated 04/09/18.
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*per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time.
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