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Broadband Internet Providers

Broadband is high speed internet service providing high rate of data transmission.

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Dialup modems are generally capable of providing a maximum 56 kbps connection speed and require the full use of a telephone line. With Dialup it is difficult to download large file or open email attachments. In contrast, Broadband Internet makes it easy to view video files, download large files and play online games.

Advantage of Broadband Internet Service

1] Always on connection

With broadband your computer is always hooked to the internet. You do not need to "dial up" every time you want to use the internet.

2] Broadband doesn't tie up your phone line

Broadband does not tie up your phone line, so you can make and receive calls while using the Internet.

3] Speed of downloads

With broadband, you can download large files and email attachments. You can easily stream music and video files.

Types of Broadband Internet

DSL

DSL is technology that provides high speed broadband internet connection. DSL uses existing copper pair phone line wiring in conjunction with special hardware on the switch and user ends of the line. This special hardware allows for a continuous digital connection over the phone lines.

DSL Internet allow users to receive data at 1.5 Mbps and send data at approximately 256 Kbps, though actual speed is determined by the proximity to the providers central office. DSL service is always on - users don't need to dial a connection to gain access to the Internet - and some services even allow users to use the same line for voice and data traffic.

AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink are the most popular dsl broadband internet providers.

Cable

Cable Internet is a High Speed Broadband Internet access over the TV cable network. Cable operators provide broadband using the same coaxial cables that deliver pictures and sound to your TV set. They provide transmission speeds of 1.5 Mbps or more. The actual bandwidth for Internet service over a cable TV line is up to 27 Mbps on the download path to the subscriber with about 2.5 Mbps of bandwidth for interactive responses in the other direction. However, since the local provider may not be connected to the Internet on a line faster than a T-carrier system at 1.5 Mpbs, a more likely data rate will be close to 1.5 Mpbs.

Subscribers can access their cable modem service simply by turning on their computers without dialing-up an ISP. You can still watch cable TV while using it. Transmission speeds vary depending on the type of cable modem, cable network, and traffic load. Speeds are comparable to DSL.

Comcast, Time Warner, Charter, Cox are the most popular cable broadband internet providers.

Wireless

Wireless Internet is a High Speed Broadband Internet access using a radio link between the customer's location and the service provider's facility. Wireless broadband can be mobile or fixed. High speed wireless connections are now readily available on laptops, cell phones, and other mobile computing devices.

Wireless technologies using longer range directional equipment provide broadband service in remote or sparsely populated areas where DSL or cable modem service would be costly to provide. Speeds are generally comparable to DSL and cable modem. An external antenna is usually required.

Cricket, Clear, NetZero, DataJack are the most popular wireless broadband internet providers.

Satellite

Satellite Internet is a more expensive broadband internet connection than others. Satellite Internet Service is used in locations where terrestrial internet access is not available. Satellite Internet uses a satellite dish for two-way data communications.

Satellite internet is much faster than DSL or cable internet. Satellite internet does not require huge cabling or telephone connection to access the internet. The speed of the internet is also constant as satellite internet uses two way high speed internet.

HughesNet and WildBlue are the most popular satellite broadband internet providers.


DSL Broadband Internet Providers

AT&T U-verse & DSL Broadband Internet Plans

Plan Price Connection Speed Features
U-family TV + Internet Elite $59/mo + $50 reward card
  • Downstream Speed: Up to 6.0 Mbps
  • $50 Reward Card for ordering online today
  • $49 off / 12 mo. - 1 yr term required.
  • Over 140 of the best family-oriented digital channels including local channels and 1 Hd-ready receiver.
  • Add HBO®/Cinemax® and the first 3 months free
  • DVR® included
U-family TV, Internet Elite, Voice 200 $89/mo + $50 reward card
  • Downstream Speed: Up to 6.0 Mbps
  • $50 Reward Card for ordering online today
  • $44 off / 24 mo. - 1 yr term required.
  • Over 140 of the best family-oriented digital channels including local channels and 1 Hd-ready receiver.
  • 200 minutes of calling each month within the U.S. and to Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Marianas and only 7 ˘ per minute thereafter.
  • Includes 20 features plus Voicemail.
  • Add HBO®/Cinemax® and the first 3 months free
  • DVR® included
Max Plus with U-basic TV and HBO $39/mo for 12 mos
  • Downstream Speed: Up to 18.0 Mbps
  • Includes U-verse® TV and HBO!
  • Get a year of Amazon Prime!
  • For new residential U-verse customers
  • 1-year term required.
U300 TV, Internet Max Plus $89/mo + $50 reward card
  • Downstream Speed: Up to 18.0 Mbps
  • Get an additional $50 reward card for ordering online today!
  • Up to 390 of the best digital channels including 54 premium movie channels, local and music channels and 1 HD-ready receiver
  • Larger capacity DVR® included
  • Includes NBA TV, MLB and Movie Package
  • Now includes the SEC Network at no additional cost
DSL Pro $14.95/mo. for first 6 months
  • Downstream Speed: Up to 3.0 Mbps
  • Upstream Speed: Up to 512 Kbps
  • Special Offer! Only $14.95 per month for 12 months with no term commitment if purchased with Home Phone Service. Annual savings of up to $348 (savings based upon regular monthly price of $44 per month).
  • Save $26.05/mo. off the regular $41.00 price! That's a savings of over $312.
  • Perfect for online gaming, Home Networking, sharing photos, downloading music, email & web surfing.
  • Access to the entire National AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Sport network, at no additional charge.
Internet Direct $29.95/mo for 6 months
  • Downstream Speed: Up to 3.0 Mbps
  • Perfect for online gaming, Home Networking, sharing photos, downloading music, email & web surfing.
  • Access to the entire National AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Sport network, at no additional charge.

Verizon DSL & FiOS Broadband Internet Plans

Plan Price Connection Speed Features
Verizon High Speed Internet .5 to 1 Mbps $19.99/mo. for 1 yr. Download .5 to 1 Mbps/Upload 384 Kbps

Surf, shop and email for a great value. Ideal for casual Internet users, you not only get fast speeds, but you also get:

  • 9 email accounts (everyone in the family can have their own).
  • $5/mo. discount for 12 months
Verizon High Speed Internet Enhanced 1.1 to 15 Mbps $29.99/mo. for 1 yr. Download 1.1 to 15 Mbps / Upload up to 768 Kbps

A faster plan lets you zip through downloading, streaming videos and more. This Plan includes:

  • Wi-Fi hotspot access
  • 9 email accounts (everyone in the family can have their own)
  • Wireless router - at no extra cost
  • $5/mo. discount for 12 months
  • Activation fees waived (a $19.99 value)
FiOS® Internet 25/25 Mbps $49.99/mo for 12 months Download up to 25 Mbps, Upload up to 25 Mbps

Great for everyday browsing, email, shopping and social networking. With FiOS 25 Mbps/25 Mbps Internet, you'll get:

  • 100% fiber optics straight to your home
  • 9 email accounts
  • 24/7 live product support
  • Wi-Fi hotspot access (available in designated locations only)
FiOS Internet 50/50 Mbps $59.99/mo for 12 months Downstream: Up to 50.0 Mbps, Upstream: Up to 50.0 Mbps

Upload and download in a flash and stream video with virtually no lag time. With FiOS Quantum 50 Mbps/50 Mbps Internet, you'll get:

  • 100% fiber optics straight to your home
  • 9 email accounts
  • 24/7 live product support
  • Multiple computer networking
  • Wi-Fi hotspot access (available in designated locations only)
FiOS Internet 75/75 Mbps $69.99/mo for 12 months Downstream: Up to 75.0 Mbps, Upstream: Up to 75.0 Mbps

Rocket fuel for your computer. Perfect for homes that have multiple devices on the Internet at the same time. With FiOS Quantum 75 Mbps/75 Mbps Internet, you'll get:

  • 100% fiber optics straight to your home
  • 9 email accounts
  • 24/7 live product support
  • Multiple computer networking
  • Wi-Fi hotspot access (available in designated locations only)
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CenturyLink DSL Broadband Internet Plans

Plan Price Connection Speed Features
High Speed Internet 1.5 Mbps Starting at $19.95 per month for 12 months up to 1.5 Mbps
  • High-Speed Internet with Connection Speeds up to 1.5 Mbps
  • Most popular for everyday Internet users
  • Requires subscription to Home Phone Plus Plan
High Speed Internet 7 Mbps Starting at $19.95 per month for 12 months up to 7.0 Mbps
  • High-Speed Internet with Connection Speeds up to 7.0 Mbps
  • Great for telecommuters & online gamers
  • Requires subscription to Home Phone Plus Plan
High Speed Internet 12 Mbps Starting at $19.95 per month for 12 months up to 12.0 Mbps
  • High-Speed Internet with Connection Speeds up to 12.0 Mbps
  • Perfect speed for movie watching
  • Requires subscription to Home Phone Plus Plan
High Speed Internet 20 Mbps Starting at $24.95 per month for 12 months up to 20.0 Mbps
  • High-Speed Internet with Connection Speeds up to 20.0 Mbps
  • Maximum gaming & movie performance
  • Requires subscription to Home Phone Plus Plan

Cable Broadband Internet Providers

Comcast Cable Broadband Internet Plans

Plan Price Connection Speed Features
Performance Starter $49.95/mo
  • Download up to 6 Mbps
  • Upload up to 1 Mbps
  • Download music, shop online, connect on social networking sites faster than ever.
  • Constant Guard® - The most comprehensive online protection of any major Internet provider at home and now on your mobile devices.
  • XFINITY Connect with 7 e-mail accounts, each with 10GB of storage.
  • Backed by the 30-Day Money-Back Comcast Customer Guarantee.
Performance $29.99 per month for 12 months
  • Download up to 25 Mbps
  • Upload up to 5 Mbps
  • Connect your devices and do more of what you love online with reliable Internet speeds for your home.
  • Constant Guard® – The most comprehensive online protection of any major Internet provider at home and now on your mobile devices.
  • XFINITY WiFi – Stay connected at over 1 million XFINITY WiFi and CableWiFi hotspots at no extra cost.
  • XFINITY Connect with 7 e-mail accounts, each with 10GB of storage.
  • Backed by the 30-Day Money-Back Comcast Customer Guarantee.
Performance Internet with Blast $34.99/mo for the first 12 months
  • Download up to 50 Mbps
  • Upload up to 10 Mbps
  • Connect your household to blazing fast speeds for downloading, streaming and sharing—all at the same time.
  • Constant Guard® – The most comprehensive online protection of any major Internet provider at home and now on your mobile devices.
  • XFINITY WiFi – Stay connected at over 500,000 XFINITY WiFi and CableWiFi hotspots at no extra cost.
  • XFINITY Connect with 7 e-mail accounts, each with 10GB of storage.
  • Backed by the 30-Day Money-Back Comcast Customer Guarantee.
Extreme 105 $114.95/mo
  • Download up to 105 Mbps
  • Upload up to 20 Mbps
  • Perfect for hard-core gamers, households with multiple computers or devices and downloading large multi-media files.
  • Constant Guard® - The most comprehensive online protection of any major Internet provider at home and now on your mobile devices.
  • XFINITY WiFi - Stay connected at over 500,000 XFINITY WiFi and CableWiFi hotspots at no extra cost.
  • XFINITY Connect with 7 e-mail accounts, each with 10GB of storage.
  • Backed by the 30-Day Money-Back Comcast Customer Guarantee.


Time Warner Cable Broadband Internet Plans

Plan Price Connection Speed Features
Everyday Low Price $14.99 per month
  • Download: Up to 2Mbps
  • Upload: Up to 1Mbps
  • Great for checking email and light web surfing - at a budget-friendly price.
  • 5 E-mail Accounts
  • Free Internet Security and Parental Controls software
Basic $29.99 per month for 12 months
  • Download: Up to 3Mbps
  • Upload: Up to 1Mbps
  • Surf the web, connect with friends and family through Facebook, send email and download medium-sized files.
  • 5 E-mail Accounts
  • Free Internet Security and Parental Controls software
Standard $34.99 per month for 12 months
  • Download: Up to 15Mbps
  • Upload: Up to 1Mbps
  • ONLINE ONLY PRICE - Save $5/Mo (Was $39.99)
  • Ideal for everyday use.
  • TWC WiFi™ Hotspots
  • 10 E-mail Accounts
  • Free Internet Security and Parental Controls software
Turbo $44.99 per month for 12 months
  • Download: Up to 20Mbps
  • Upload: Up to 2Mbps
  • ONLINE ONLY PRICE - Save $5/Mo (Was $49.99)
  • For customers who download large files, play online games and stream video without buffering.
  • TWC WiFi™ Hotspots
  • 25 E-mail Accounts
  • Free Internet Security and Parental Controls software
Extreme $54.99 per month for 12 months
  • Download: Up to 30Mbps
  • Upload: Up to 5Mbps
  • ONLINE ONLY PRICE - Save $5/Mo (Was $59.99)
  • For homes with multiple users who upload huge files, stream videos, play games and work from home.
  • Free Home WiFi
  • TWC WiFi™ Hotspots
  • 25 E-mail Accounts
  • Free Internet Security and Parental Controls software
Ultimate $64.99 per month for 12 months
  • Download: Up to 100Mbps
  • Upload: Up to 5Mbps
  • FREE Dell 2-in-1 Tablet & PC ($450 Value)
  • ONLINE ONLY PRICE - Save $5/Mo (Was $69.99)
  • For the ultimate connected home where multiple users and devices go online at the same time.
  • Free Home WiFi
  • TWC WiFi™ Hotspots
  • 30 E-mail Accounts
  • Free Internet Security and Parental Controls software

Charter Cable Broadband Internet Plans

Plan Price Connection Speed Features
Charter Internet® $29.99 per month for 12 months
  • 30 Mbps download speed
  • 4 Mbps upload speed
  • Bandwidth to support more devices than other internet providers
  • Free internet modem
  • Includes automatic detection of viruses, hackers, and spam with Charter Security Suite ®

Cox Cable Broadband Internet Plans

Plan Price Connection Speed Features
Cox Internet Essential $46.99 Per month
  • Download up to 5 Mbps
  • Upload up to 1 Mbps
  • Cox Security Suite Plus
  • 1 GB of cloud storage
  • 24/7 live, online sports coverage from ESPN3
  • Up to 10 email accounts
Cox Internet Preferred $49.99 Per month for 12 months
  • Download up to 25 Mbps
  • Upload up to 5 Mbps
  • Over 250,000 free WiFi hotspots
  • Cox Security Suite Plus
  • 5GB of cloud storage
  • PowerBoost - a burst of extra speed when you need it most
  • Up to 10 email accounts
Cox Internet Premier $59.99 Per month for 12 months
  • Download up to 50 Mbps
  • Upload up to 10 Mbps
  • Over 250,000 free WiFi hotspots
  • Cox Security Suite Plus
  • 50GB of cloud storage
  • PowerBoost - a burst of extra speed when you need it most
  • Up to 10 email accounts
Cox Internet Ultimate $79.99 Per month for 12 months
  • Download up to 150 Mbps
  • Upload up to 20 Mbps
  • Over 250,000 free WiFi hotspots
  • Cox Security Suite Plus
  • Unlimited cloud storage
  • PowerBoost - a burst of extra speed when you need it most
  • Up to 10 email accounts

Wireless Broadband Internet Providers

NetZero 4G Wireless Broadband Internet Plans

 
Plan Price Connection Speed Features
Plus $19.95/month 4G - 3GB per month
  • 4G Internet access for your laptop, iPad®, netbook or tablet
Pro $34.95/month 4G - 6GB per month
  • 4G Internet access for your laptop, iPad®, netbook or tablet
Platinum $49.95/month 4G - 12GB per month
  • 4G Internet access for your laptop, iPad®, netbook or tablet
Platinum Plus $79.95/mo 4G - 20GB per month
  • 4G Internet access for your laptop, iPad®, netbook or tablet

Cricket 4G LTE Wireless Broadband Internet Plans

 
Plan Price Connection Speed Features
Heavy 4G LTE $65/mo Downstream: Up to 3.0 Mbps
  • Ideal for video, music, online gaming
  • Usage level - 8GB at Best Speed
Medium 4G LTE $45/mo Downstream: Up to 3.0 Mbps
  • Ideal for email, web browsing, social media, IM/chat, pictures
  • Usage level - 4GB at Best Speed
Light 4G LTE $35/mo Downstream: Up to 3.0 Mbps
  • Ideal for email and basic web browsing.
  • Usage level - 2GB at Best Speed

Satellite Broadband Internet Providers

HughesNet Satellite Broadband Internet Plans

 
Plan Price Connection Speed Features
Connect $39.99 per month for 3 months Downstream: Up to 5.0 Mbps, Upstream: Up to 1.0 Mbps
  • Perfect for home use and one computer.
  • Monthly Download Allowance 10 GB
Power $49.99 per month for 3 months Downstream: Up to 10.0 Mbps, Upstream: Up to 1.0 Mbps
  • Great for browsing, emailing, and photos!
  • Monthly Download Allowance 20 GB
Power Pro $69.99 per month for 3 months Downstream: Up to 10.0 Mbps, Upstream: Up to 2.0 Mbps
  • Great for sharing and social networking!
  • Monthly Download Allowance 30 GB
Power Max $119.99 per month for 3 months Downstream: Up to 15.0 Mbps, Upstream: Up to 2.0 Mbps
  • Great for watching videos and streaming!
  • Monthly Download Allowance 40 GB

WildBlue Satellite Broadband Internet Plans

 
Plan Price Connection Speed Features
Moderate $49.99/mo
  • 12 Mbps Download
  • 3 Mbps Upload
  • Perfect for occasional video downloads, photo sharing, music streaming, social networking and email.
  • 10GB/month Data
  • FREE SETUP including standard installation
  • 12 FREE MONTHS of anti virus software
More $79.99/mo
  • 12 Mbps Download
  • 3 Mbps Upload
  • Great for those who spend more time on the Internet, use more data, and watch online videos more frequently.
  • 15GB/month Data
  • FREE SETUP including standard installation
  • 12 FREE MONTHS of anti virus software
Most $129.99/mo
  • 12 Mbps Download
  • 3 Mbps Upload
  • Gives you the most of all the things you love to do. This is the plan for those who depend on the Internet for work, entertainment, social networking and more.
  • 25GB/month Data
  • FREE SETUP including standard installation
  • 12 FREE MONTHS of anti virus software

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