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Category: Broadband Shopping Guide

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Oct 25, 2022 | Published: Dec 31, 2017

How to Save Money on Your Internet and TV Bill

The average cable bill in the US has risen 39% in the past five years, reaching almost $100 per month. …Which is pretty wild when you consider that the average Internet and TV subscriber only uses around 29 GB of data. Consumers are responding by “cutting the cord” from cable TV in favor of streaming … Continued

Broadband Bill Autopsy: The Origin and Purpose of Every Single Fee

Fun fact: Internet and telecom providers paid $1.8 Billion dollars to the government’s “Universal Connectivity Fund” last year. Where did the cash come from? Take a look at your bill, and you’ll see that much of it came directly from millions of Americans like you — mostly in the form of “Universal Connectivity Charges” tacked … Continued

How to Choose the Best Media Streaming Services and Devices

The number of cable customers “cutting the cord” from traditional cable in favor of over-the-top streaming services grows every year. 8.2 percent ditched cable in 2014 alone, driving big media players like Amazon and Google to step up their game in the battle for the box that sits on top of your TV. With satellite … Continued

How to Determine Which Internet Plan Is Right for You

Getting a broadband connection to your house can be a frustrating process. Choosing an Internet plan used to be a simple question of comparing prices and speeds. But these days, the quickly-changing tech marketplace has introduced a number of other factors consumers need to be aware of before they sign on the dotted line. For … Continued

Cable, Satellite, IPTV & OTT Streaming: What’s the Difference?

Understanding the difference between Cable TV, Satellite TV, IPTV, and OTT (over-the-top) streaming services can be tricky — particularly as content providers scramble to offer bundled services that blur the line between Internet and broadcast media. While cable subscription numbers have been tailing off in favor of alternatives like Netflix and Hulu, the video-consumption industry on the … Continued

How to Design a Supercharged Home Network

Your home is your kingdom. What’s a kingdom without strong Wi-Fi? The cable guy’s default settings will only get you and your home network the basics. Luckily, it doesn’t take much time or money to supercharge your home network. If you have internet service from Spectrum, Verizon Fios, CenturyLink, Viasat, or any other provider that … Continued

How to Choose Between Internet Service Providers

Consumer satisfaction with the broadband industry hit a seven-year low last year , leaving Internet users more confused than ever about how to choose an Internet Service Provider (ISP). Where do you even start? What are you comparing when you compare ISPs, and how do you decide which one is right for your needs? While … Continued

13 Creative Ways to save Money on Your Internet Bill

My neighbor and I have the same broadband plan. Same speeds, same caps, same disgruntled customer service reps. The only difference is that he pays $86 per month for it — while I only pay $47. (Yes, this constitutes “cheap” for internet service in Dallas.) Why am I paying half the price for the same … Continued