Category: 

How Do I Choose the Best Home ISP?

High-speed internet service providers will result in faster download speeds.
Article Details
  • Written By: Dulce Corazon
  • Edited By: W. Everett
  • Last Modified Date: 17 April 2014
  • Copyright Protected:
    2003-2014
    Conjecture Corporation
  • Print this Article

An Internet service provider (ISP) is a business or company that offers Internet connection to its subscribers. To choose the best home ISP, you should first determine what your specific needs are. You should also check which ISPs have coverage in your area. Once you have the list of ISPs in your area, you can then compare their plans, packages, promotions, prices, and features. The most important thing to compare between ISPs is their connection speeds.

There are several types of home ISPs to choose from, including broadband ISPs, high speed dail-up ISPs, and dial-up ISPs. Knowing your specific requirements for a home ISP can help you choose which is most appropriate for your needs. If you want cable service and Internet connection, your best choice would be to have a cable ISP. An ISP that markets itself as a gaming ISP is generally your best bet if what you need is a stable, fast, and reliable home Internet connection.

Before looking at the packages of a home ISP, you should first check which ISPs are available in your area. ISPs usually make available the list of areas that they cover. Once you have confirmed that an ISP covers your area, you can then check out the different features and packages that they have to offer. After building your list of home ISP candidates and their packages, you can then start comparing them.

Ad

The main focus of most ISPs when they are marketing their packages is their upload speed and download speed. It is often important to compare these features in relation to their prices. A high-speed home ISP usually means higher price. ISPs frequently have regular promotions that feature higher speeds or lower prices for new subscribers or even to their current subscribers who are upgrading. It may also be beneficial to inquire about available promotions before making a decision.

There are some ISPs that offer a trial period to their new subscribers. If you are not entirely sure about your chosen ISP, you can opt to try out their service first before totally committing. It is advisable to perform regular speed test during your trial period so you will get an idea of the service you'll be getting if you do decide on that particular home ISP. One other thing you can do before making your final decision is to ask for feedback from other subscribers of your chosen home ISP.

Ad

Discuss this Article

Post your comments

Post Anonymously

Login

username
password
forgot password?

Register

username
password
confirm
email