Nowadays there are several options for getting high-speed internet in your household, but what is the best choice for you? In this short article, we will give you some quick tips on how to find and choose a great Internet Service Provider.
First of all it is important to note that the term broadband covers many types of internet connections like cable, satellite, DSL, and fiber optic service. In this article, we will not cover which one is best but rather how you select the right provider based on various factors such as price, quality, locality and service.
One might be inclined to choose the cheapest solution available. However, this is a very common mistake, as you will often get an internet connection that is much better than the cheapest one by simply paying a few more dollars per month. Therefore, do not always choose the cheapest provider, but consider other factors as well as the ones described below. To get an overview of different ISP prices you can use comparison sites like isp-review.toptenreviews.com and this site for North-European customers: Billig-bredbånd.nu
It is always hard to determine if the quality of the internet will be great with the provider, you have in mind. When measuring quality we would be referring to the ability of the ISP to give you a constant speed level that corresponds to what they have promised and which has very little downtime. Try googling your ISP with the word downtime added to the spring and you will probably find some interesting results.
Should you choose a local or countrywide provider? Our advice is to go local if you can. There are typically plenty of DSL, cable, and even fiber optic ISP´s depending on your area. Local providers are often more service minded and knows your area. You will not feel link one in a million customers and your local ISP will probably be able to provide a much faster connection since they only need to focus their efforts on your area.
Service is a key factor when choosing an ISP, because what is a fast connection worth if it does not work and you cannot get quick help from the ISP´s service desk? Our advice is to use consumer reviews sites when finding a good ISP. You should not choose an ISP that has terrible reviews. In Europe and the US Trustpilot.com is a great place to find consumer reviews of ISP´s.