Do you find yourself confused when it comes to choosing between two close options? From deciding on clothes to food items on a menu, to shopping for toilet paper, I often find myself lost in a sea of choices. The toughest choice was deciding on the most suitable cable service provider.
During that time, I found out that it was a pretty common issue among people. For example, which mobile network to choose for your mobile. Or which Internet service to subscribe to for your home. A lot of research goes into the whole process! The best way to go about it to ask friends because every company claims that it is the best.
If you can relate to the struggle, the list of some of the best Internet service providers in the States will help you.
Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Service
But before we delve into the names, let’s have a look at the factors that one should consider when choosing an Internet service provider. So that it becomes easier for you to select the one that fits your needs.
1. Type of Connection
You might be familiar with the fact that there are various types of connections available. The different types include:
- Fiber Optic Cable
- Cable Internet
So, before you begin your hunt for the best service provider, be sure of the type of connection that you want.
You also need to consider the speed that the various companies are offering apart from the bandwidth. But before that, you need to be sure of your specific needs. Obviously, a single person can easily do with less speed and bandwidth. However, a family of four will have different needs.
3. Data Caps
This is one critical aspect that you should think about. Again, the data needs will vary according to the number of people that will be using the Internet service.
Once you have decided upon these factors, you will have to choose a company that best suits your needs.
Top Choices for Internet Service Providers
Here’s a list of some of the most prominent names when it comes to Internet service providers.
AT&T tops our list. It is one of the oldest telecommunication companies in the States. However, this is not the reason behind this ranking. What makes it one of the best companies is the fact that it offers reasonable bundles offering discounts on the Internet. However, this does not imply that the company compromises on the quality of its services.
In fact, AT&T’s optic fibers deliver amazing and fast Internet speeds. Apart from that, the company offers broad coverage, making its services available to more people than other companies do. And above all, AT&T Customer support consistently tops the charts. The company has won several awards when it comes to the way the reps interact with customers. Aren’t these reasons enough for you to consider AT&T as your preferred Internet service provider?
Next up on the list is Xfinity. If you have to make a choice between two ISPs, the chances that Xfinity is one of them are very high. What makes it a hot favorite among people is the wide range of bundles that it has to offer. The company has an array of plans for both Internet and TV.
Apart from that, it offers generous data caps (something everyone fancies). The company offers 1TB data cap. Quite generous! Moreover, the speed of the Internet that Xfinity offers is impressive as well. However, good customer service is not the company’s forte.
The frontier with its services readily available in rural areas ranks third on our list. The reasons why you should consider this company includes affordable DSL plans, flexible contracts, and low-cost equipment. Therefore, making it a popular choice among people looking for affordable options. In case, you are considering Frontier, be informed that the customer service is not what they are good at offering. But you can live with that, I guess. I mean you can’t expect to get everything at a low cost. You will have to let go of some features.
HughesNet has made it to our list because of the following reasons:
- Nationwide coverage.
- Fast speed satellite Internet.
- Reasonable prices.
However, the company is not very generous when it comes to data caps.
So, my job is done. I have given you my 2 cents. Now it’s up to you to decide. Hopefully, this will help you to make an informed decision – one that you won’t regret later!