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Find an Internet Service Provider in Your Area
When searching for an internet service provider, your location has a lot to say about your options. For example, you may have access to some or all of the following: cable, broadband DSL, dial-up, fiber optic and satellite.
With our help, you can compare options, learn more about service providers in your area, and even place an order. All you have to do is enter your address for more information on your options (including plans and prices).
3 Steps to Finding an Internet Service Provider
Finding an internet service provider is easier than ever, especially if you follow these three simple steps:
- Check the availability of providers in your area, based on your specific address
- Compare providers and plans, including price, contract length, and most importantly, internet speed
- Place your order and follow the instructions given by your provider
Four Types of Internet Service
Depending on where you live, you may have access to every type of internet service. Conversely, you may only have one or two options.
Here is a breakdown of each type of service, complete with several pros and cons for each:
1. Cable Internet
Using the same type of cable that brings television service into your home, you can access the internet without the need for a phone line.
- Easy to bundle with other services
- Simple installation
- High availability
- Speed can slow down during peak usage times
2. DSL Internet
DSL stands for Digital Subscriber Line. It is a term used to describe a range of high-speed (broadband) communications services offered over the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). Delivering the internet over a dedicated phone line , this option allows you to go online and use your phone at the same time.
- More affordable than many other options
- High availability
- Simple installation
- Slower speeds when compared to other options
3. Fiber Internet
Through the use of plastic or glass wires, fiber optic networks deliver reliable service at above average speeds. While availability is limited right now, an increasing number of providers are growing their network.
- Speeds as fast as 1 GBPS
- Limited availability
4. Satellite Internet
Just the same as satellite television, the internet is brought to your home via a satellite dish mounted on the exterior of your structure. With a clear view of the southern sky this is a viable option.
- Available to most people
- Competitive pricing
- Slower speeds
- Some providers enforce data limits
The Best Internet Service Providers in Your Area
With access to so many types of internet, you need to learn more about the offerings of each provider.
The following are among the best providers in the United States:
- AT&T TV
- AT&T U-verse
- Bright House Networks
- Charter Communications
- Comcast Xfinity
- Cox Communications
- Frontier Communications
- Time Warner Cable
- Viasat Exede
- Verizon FiOS
- Windstream Communications
While this is a list of the most highly rated internet service providers in the nation, there may be others in your area.
The “best” internet provider for you may not be the best for the next person, and vice versa. You need to consider all your options, paying close attention to type, reliability, price, and anything else you consider important.
Best Cable & Satellite TV Is An Authorized Communications Provider
Best Cable & Satellite TV offers a broad variety of cable, fiber, satellite and home security service plans and bundles provided by AT&T DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse, Bright House Networks, CenturyLink, Charter Communincations, Comcast Xfinity, COX Communications, Dish Network, EarthLink, Exede, HughesNet, Frontier Communications, Spectrum, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Windstream and Vivint Home Security. We are here to assist every customer with the industry’s best service providers offering the most competitive rates, plans, and bundles. Call us today at 1.800.866.8026. Our trained professional staff will help you find the best internet service providers and more in your area.