There are basically three types of Internet service available today for personal or business use.
- Dial-up – This still requires you to use a landline phone and a modem. It can also only offer extremely slow Internet connection. Unfortunately, there are still some areas in which this is the only type of Internet service available.
- Broadband Internet – In many ways, this is the best type of Internet service there is. Connection speeds may range from moderate to fast, depending on which company you are subscribed to. Contact a Broadband Expert to find out which companies offer the best service plans for prepaid or postpaid use.
- Satellite Internet – In some cases, satellite Internet can offer faster Internet connections compared to broadband service. The only downside is that satellite Internet can be a bit unreliable during inclement weather. However, it may also be your best option if you happen to be located in a very remote country.
Internet Service – What Other Features Should You Consider?
Many people mistakenly assume that Internet service plans should only be selected based on the type of Internet connection speed they are hoping to enjoy. Although connection speeds are certainly important, they must never be the only factors you should consider. Your online experience – and even those of your clients or customers as well as suppliers, partners, and affiliates – may be significantly and adversely affected without the right Internet service plan.
- Email addresses – Most Internet service plans offer a certain number of customizable email addresses that are free for you to use.
- Security and protection – Some Internet service plans even come with enhanced and complementary security or antivirus software
- Download and upload speeds – These speeds vary from the general or average connection speed specified in your Internet service plan. If necessary, you may usually contact your service provider and see if they can customize your service plan to provide higher connection speeds for downloads or uploads.
- Peak and off-peak hours – What if your only free time to use your Internet is during peak hours, which may then result into having your Internet activities curtailed to a particular amount of data received or transmitted.
- Downtime – How often do clients of the Internet service provider you have in mind suffer from downtime? How long does it last? What can you do and what can the Internet service provider offer if the downtime is not maintenance-related?
- Pricing – Last but not the least, remember to consider how much a particular Internet service plan would cost. Is it reasonable? Is it well within your budget? What would you gain or lose with this service plan?
- Bundled Package – Sometimes, Internet service plans are bundled together with other services from the same company or an affiliate one and offered in one reasonably priced and seemingly advantageous package. Make no mistake, though. These bundled packages can be affordable and worth buying but only and only if you truly have a need for it.
Hopefully, you will remember to consider all the features listed above to ensure that you end up with an Internet service plan especially devoted to your needs.