The Best Internet Service Provider for YOU | Providers, Speed and Data, Pricing and More

finding the best Internet service

provider can be a challenge and it's

tempting to just look for a ranking and

pick the one at the top it doesn't work

that way of course and that's why you

won't find a simple ranking like that on

reviews or what you can do though is

answer a few questions about how you use

or will use the Internet in your home

then you can compare providers who are

going to be able to deliver what you

need so let's take a look at how to find

the best internet service provider for

you let's dive in now the first thing

you need to know is availability this is

pretty simple stuff obviously no ranking

will ever matter if it's ranking stuff

that you can't even get in your area so

to find out for sure what's available to

you check out the zip code locator tool

that we have scattered all over reviews

org especially in the internet section

and what you'll generally see when you

use that is a cable provider a DSL

provider a satellite internet provider

maybe a fiber one thrown in too if

you're lucky as an example I threw in a

random zip code and the results came

back with CenturyLink which is DSL

mediacom which is cable via sad that's a

satellite company and suddenly another

cable provider now once you have that

list of possible providers to look at

you can move on to the next question

which is about how much speed and data

you'll need answering the speed and data

question is all about knowing what you

want to do with your internet connection

and then how much of that you want to do

and while a lot of providers will for

obvious reasons try to sell you the

speediest and most expensive plan that

they think they can get away with in

reality you can often make do with less

speed than you might think so if you

have a fiber provider promising gigabit

speeds you can pretty much ignore that

if you're mostly just gonna browse

Facebook and watch the occasional

YouTube video in that case DSL is

probably gonna be just fine for you on

the other hand though if you have a

half-dozen people in your household and

you're all simultaneously gaming and

browsing and streaming then yeah you're

probably gonna need some beefier speeds

in that case you probably want a cable

or a fiber connection if you can get it

but don't forget the second part of this

question data when we talk about data

being part of your internet plan we're

talking about data caps you're probably

familiar with data caps from your cell

phone plan but in the last few years

they have become a part of your regular

internet plan too

most of the time

honestly you probably won't need to

worry too much about it since data caps

are usually quite a bit higher than what

you'll actually use the exception would

be households that are extremely wired

maybe you're constantly streaming video

or you do a ton of gaming or you have a

hundred little connected smart devices

just to give you one example if you

stream live TV maybe through sling TV or

DirecTV now or whatever and you watch

four to six hours of TV a day that'll

eat up about 200 to 300 gigabytes of

data over the course of a month so if

your data cap is 250 gigabytes a month

you might be in trouble and you should

look for a plan with a higher cap so now

you know what's available and what you

actually need your internet to do for

you so you can start whittling it down

obviously the next big question will be

about price this is one question though

that's gonna be tough for us to answer

we can tell you which provider is

cheaper and which is pricier but we

can't tell you whether a provider is

worth it to you maybe Xfinity offers

speeds of 100 megabits per second in

your area while CenturyLink offers only

25 megabits per second but at a lower

cost but that's where all these reviews

we do come in handy so hit up the

internet section on reviews org to see

individual reviews of all the major

providers with some head-to-head

matchups and best of zin there as well

we'll tackle the technical questions as

well as the tougher ones like customer

service so if you want all the details

on say CenturyLink we've got that for


or if you want to see how CenturyLink

stacks up against Xfinity well we've got

that too

and of course we want to know what you

think of our approach to picking your

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