How to Get a Better Deal on Internet Service at Home

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

The internet is a staple of modern life. It allows you to connect with the entire world from the comfort of your home or get important work done at your office.

Both speeds and costs for this service can be high depending on a variety of factors, but there are ways you can get a good deal on your internet service at home. 

  • Get the Speed You Need

    Many providers are offering new tiers of internet speed for higher prices. While some home businesses may need the fastest speeds possible, many individuals or families at home do not. A lower speed will still allow you to browse the web, send emails, and stream content without any issues. Check with your provider about dropping your speed for a reduced rate. 

  • Purchase Your Modem and Router

    If you’ve just started with an ISP, you might be renting the router and modem from them. While the cost of renting these items is reasonable in most cases, it can start to add up after a few months. If you decide that you like your provider, consider buying the equipment outright. Purchasing these items is a move that will pay for itself in just a couple of years. However, you should remember that in some cases, ISPs may not be able to offer technical support for the hardware you buy.

  • Talk to Your ISP

    Your internet service provider may be willing to offer you a better deal if you simply call and ask about other options. If you decide you need more services, bundling your current internet with some of the ISP’s other options into one package may lower your overall rate for everything. Some ISPs offer promotions for new customers. Switching to a new company is one way you can get a better deal on your internet. Your current provider may be willing to match whatever promotion you find elsewhere.

  • Check for Subsidies

    Because the internet is so integral to many aspects of modern life, the government considers it a basic service that most people will want. You can check for any government subsidies that may be available for people in your situation. If you earn an annual amount of income below a particular threshold or are involved in certain programs, the government may help to cover the cost of your internet.

Like any service, you want the best deal on internet that you can find. You can use some of these tips to maximize the value you get out of your internet for the cost.

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Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on twitter and Facebook.

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