What You Should Check Before Buying An Internet Connection

There are plenty of internet service providers available around your area that offer you a variety of deals that may all sound good. But depending on the kind of user you are, some plans might be useless to you and others might be unnecessarily expensive. You can compare broadband connections online. There are, however, a few common factors that would help you decide what connection you need the most.

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Download Speed:

This is pretty simple. Almost everything you do on the internet, from opening web sites to watching a movie on Netflix, all come under download speed. The data gets temporarily downloaded to your system and gets deleted once you close your browser. Download speed directly affects how fast a web page loads or how fast a video buffers. Most internet service providers advertise high download speeds to attract customers, but there’s a catch, which we will get to in a bit.

Upload Speed:

The speed at which you transfer data from your system to other systems or online is upload speed. This involves uploading pics on Facebook or other similar social media websites, uploading videos on YouTube, online gaming and peer-to-peer connections. Generally, the upload speed will be slower than the download speed, but it shouldn’t cripple the connection.

Bandwidth:

Bandwidth is how much data you are allowed to download at the max speed before your ISP could cripple your download speeds. Almost every internet service provider puts a cap on the amount of data you can download at the full speed. Most ISPs are pretty generous when it comes to balancing between download speed and bandwidth. But like I mentioned before, there are some ISPs that advertise high download speeds but do not really mention the bandwidth unless you ask them. They can easily scam people who are unaware. There is hardly any point in getting very high download speeds if the bandwidth is only 20GB.

Price:

Lastly, the price that the internet service providers ask for has to be worth it. There is no point paying extra for just 5GB more data where you could be paying way less for something else. Make sure there is a proper balance between the speed and bandwidth they are offering you, and the price that they are asking from you. Make sure there are no hidden costs for installation and wiring.

These are the things you should check before deciding on a connection.

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