questionsbest cheap internet provider?

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In the Internet world, the availability of service is directly related to your location.

Typically, in an area, you will have 3 options:
1. Cable Internet - Local Cable Company
2. DSL - Local Phone Company
3. Wireless/Satellite - Companies like Hughes Net or Clear

Also, talk to your neighbors. A lot of times there are local companies that supply better service at cheaper prices. Where I live, we have a locally owned Fiber Optic company that provides way quicker speeds at cheaper prices. They are also locally opperated, so if I ever have an issue, I know where I'm calling (about 5 miles down the road in my case).

When you are comparing services and pricing. Look for things like:
*bandwidth capping - Caping the total ammount of data you can download in 1 month.
*Short Price Guarentees on Long Contracts - Example: 6 months at $29.95 then up to normal $100 price but you have to sign a 2-year contract. So, you're stuck paying too much for 1 1/2 years (Century Link does this)

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@bogie21 Thanks for the input!...i had forgot to add that I live in a city called Coral Springs in Florida that doesnt allow Comcast but I like the idea of the local companies...thanks again!

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Speaking of which, I just found out yesterday that our new house has Fiber Optic fo' cheap. I'm so excited about that! So long cable, you bastards!

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Steal it from your neighbors.

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If your like me and enjoy doing laundry while your page loads, go with Hughes Net.

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@jimmyd103: I love unsecured wireless routers!

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I went with a local DSL provider for a while, but the slow speed and frequent service interruptions left me no choice but to go with the evil that is known as Comcast.