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Why we ask for your address
When you see an ad for a great new internet plan on billboards, online or while streaming, you probably want to check it out, right?
Unfortunately, not every internet provider is available in every place. In fact, your neighbor might not even have access to the internet provider you are using. Crazy and confusing, isn’t it?
This is where we come in. Allconnect can help you sort it all out. To do that, we’ll ask for your address, which is how we can identify which internet service provider is available exactly where you live.
How we do it
We partner with over 30 internet and TV providers to keep the information on our site as up-to-date as possible.
When you enter your address on an Allconnect page, it shows you every internet service provider that’s available in your area. We get this information in three ways: through Federal Communications Commission (FCC) data, from our in-house technology and from providers directly.
Every provider in the country is required to fill out something called Form 477 twice a year. On this form, providers tell the FCC every census block in which they offer internet service. This data is then made available to the public.
Some providers also give us the ZIP codes that they service directly, which we then use to manually update our results.
Allconnect’s provider ratings
We review current internet service providers by looking at affordability, performance, value and customer satisfaction to help you make the right choice for a home internet plan. Learn more about how Allconnect reviews internet service providers. To see our approach in action, check out our internet providers page.
How we make money
Allconnect is an independent, advertising-supported publisher and comparison service. Our partners may compensate us when you click links or sign up for services through our site.
This compensation may impact in what order products appear. Additionally, we occasionally use Amazon affiliate links when recommending a product in our articles.
We may receive compensation when you click a link and make a purchase. Your information is only shared with your selected providers during checkout. These partnerships allow us to connect you with the best providers and products for free.See our advertising disclosure
Our opinions are ours
Since 1998, Allconnect’s goal has been to help you confidently compare providers and products of home services. We know you trust us to be accurate and unbiased. While our site doesn’t feature every provider or product on the market, our article recommendations are based on independent research and honest opinions from our editorial team.
Our editorial team does not receive gifts or direct compensation from our partners.
Our writers also use some of the top data sources in their respective fields to strengthen our editorial content in reporting on customer satisfaction, speed tests, policy analysis and broadband trends. These include:
- American Customer Satisfaction Index
- J.D. Power
- Pew Research Center
- M-LAB NDT speed data
- Speedtest Global Index
- Brookings Institution
For additional information, see our Allconnect editorial policy.
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