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Here’s How to Choose the Best Internet and Cable Bundle Packages

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 0:00
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With so many internet bundle options available, choosing the right one might seem a bit overwhelming. When comparing internet bundle plans and deals from different services providers, you need to consider factors such as the services available in your area and the speed of the method used to deliver the internet connection to you.

Below are important considerations to make to ensure you choose the best service.

Internet speeds

To select the most appropriate internet bundle for your needs, you need to have abasic understanding of internet speed and familiarize yourself with internet bandwidth. Measured in megabits/second, bandwidth refers to the maximum rate of data download to your device.

The optimal bandwidth you need increases with the number of devices you expect to share the internet connection with and the intensity of the activities you plan to carry out online. For example, streaming services such as Netflix perform better with internet bundles with a bandwidth higher than one adequate for doing light browsing such as reading articles online and using social media.

Bundle options available in your locality

Make a list of internet service providers that offer services in your area by researching on sites such as, which are dedicated to not only giving you information on all available local providers but also comparisons of various internet bundle packages.

In most large and busy cities in the US, you typically have the option of having your internet delivered through satellite, phone, cable or fiber optic. Find out which of these methods of delivery are offered by the providers you are considering and more specifically, which methods the provider offers in your area.

Advantages and disadvantages of each bundle option

Each method of internet delivery has its advantages and disadvantages. For example, internet delivered through cable offers the fastest speeds and is the most reliable. The good speed and reliability are, however, reflected in the prices which tend to be higher compared to the other options.

On the other hand, internet services delivered by mobile service providers via digital subscriber lines (DSL) are usually more affordable than cable internet albeit slower. Satellite internet is the best in terms of coverage, but it is usually the slowest and is usually on their pricier side. Finally, fiber optic is fast and reliable but not widely available.

Your internet needs

After determining which providers are in your area and the methods of delivery they offer, choose one that bestfits your needs. Use sites such as to compare the following important aspects.

Bundles – A number of cable companies offer bundle packages that include TV, internet and phone services. Weigh the value of all the services offered against the cost. Be honest with yourself about which channels you will watch among those offered in the TV service included in the bundle package.

Promotions –Service providers typically give great offers to new customers in order to attract them. Take advantage of these offers, which usually include a considerable percentage off the monthly subscription fee for the first one year.


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