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Getting Fast Internet Connection and Staying Within Your Budget: How To

By Nathan Brown T Subscribe to RSS | March 17th 2012 | Views:
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When you are about to order a fast internet connection for your home you will feel tempted to order the fastest one. That good internet experiences are directly related to speeds is undeniable, especially if you use it for downloading heft files, movies, play online games or watch streaming videos. But the fastest is not always the best if you have a budget in your mind. Otherwise it works fine. But for most of the users making a compromise between speed, data volume and cost is the best way to stay within the budget. Companies adopt various methods when they try to compute the price for each plans, and at the helm is the data volume that users upload or download. So it is natural to expect them to throttle your bandwidth consumption.

When Internet companies promise you high speed connectivity in their sales collaterals watch out for these innocuous words “up to,” and that is where the tricks lay. It simply means that they promise you nothing when it comes to speed. In fact what they mean to say is that the gate opening to your computer is capable of moving data at the speed promised – nothing more, but a lot less. That speeds are dependent on multiple factors is undeniable. The path to the files you request through your browser passes through a myriad of networks, each with a shortcoming of its own, and all of them have a bearing on how fast your internet connection appears to be. So the practical way to assess your prospective vendor is, use and test them before you order.

The first internet connections were provided by telephone companies if you remember. And the only way to access internet then was establish a connection by dialing a number provided to you, and then logging in with a password. The best possible speed was a pittance; 56 Kbps maximum, but lesser most of the time. Today things are vastly different, because most companies nowadays use optic fiber cables that have the capacity to carry huge volumes of data at speeds that you could hardly have imagined on copper pairs. So when you order a fast internet connection for your home or office, ask the internet company if they will terminate the optic fiber cable straight to your equipment at your home. If they will, then you can be fairly sure of getting good speeds.

How companies prices their products can be very intriguing. They will not let you have everything that users want: large bandwidth, high speeds and low price. In fact making comparisons between the different plans are virtually impossible. If you opt for low payout then it’s going to be low speed and unlimited; if it’s high speed they it will be a narrow bandwidth, and unlimited remember is not what the words literally mean. It is subject to restrictions in terms of data volumes, and thereafter your speeds will be throttled almost to a snail’s pace. So go for plans from those companies that have fewer plans that will not leave you any more confused than what you are already.

Besides internet homes need TV and home phones too and if you can club all the three into one and avail it from the same company, then you can surely make a lot of savings. Most companies have bundle offers. Typically they consist of a phone and internet or internet and TV, and sometimes all the three services in single package. Ordering a bundle is advantageous to the customer and the company as well. It means more revenue for the company and reduced price for the customer. It is a win-win situation for both the stake holders.

Nathan Brown T - About Author:
Nathan Brown is a freelance writer. Watching TV channels and surfing the internet are his favorite leisure time activities, especially those that are informative like the one from Fast Internet recently.

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