Reliable cable and internet is something most homes want. The ability to relax and watch some movies, or episodes of your favorite show is something no one wants to give up after a hard days work.
Getting that ability at a reasonable cost can be tricky.
Every provider offers something a little bit different than their competitors. Some may offer specialty channels, while others show off faster internet speeds. Comparing them all can be tricky. It gets even more difficult when you lump in business internet offerings as well. This article will try to help with some comparisons of the different plans and bundles that are offered to keep people connected.
One of the best ways to save money is to bundle together services from a provider. Most companies which offer cable or television services will also offer an internet service as well. Rather than paying full price for both services, generally companies will offer a discount if both are picked up. Bundling can also include other services as well like cell phone plans or home phone services if they are needed.
Providers and Plans
There are many providers to choose from. Not all are available throughout the country, as many have focused on making their offerings regional. There’s still ofen choices to make. Here are some of the most popular and best options:
The best plan from AT&T for their internet usage will run a person $40 per month. This give some really good speeds up to 100Mbps. That should be sufficient speed for any but the most intense online usage. Their Cable options vary. U-Verse TV plans run from $35 up to $110 per month depending on how many channels and what kind people want. DIRECTV can be run from $35 to $60 per month. Business internet is also available. Plans run for 2 years, which can be a bit longer than other ISPs require. Prices start at $60/month, but most businesses will start at the $85/month plan that offers more bandwidth.
When it comes to sheer speed, there’s not many that can beat the xfinity option. Xfinity arguably offers more speed than anyone else. Their base plan may runs at only 10 Mbps (Which costs $30 per month), but their higher end plans have seen some speeds exceed a ridiculous 2,000 Mbps. Their most common one is Blast! Internet which gives 250 Mbps for $92.95 per month. Xfinity is one of the best bundling options in the United States as well.
Verizon offers both television and internet. Verizon has one of the highest percentages of fiber optic lines, making it one of the faster options. What’s great is that average tested speeds typically outperform the advertised speeds by about 10%. Their service ranges from 100 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps. Their basic internet plan offers 100 Mbps for 39.99 while their Fios Gigabit Connection plans bundle their highest speed internet with customized television for only $79.99
Their basic plan runs $44.99 per month and gives a respectable 100 Mbps. This is a bit higher than their competitors for a basic plan, but gets better as the bundle occurs. The main Spectrum bundle combines that plan with a proper 125 channel cable subscription for $89.98 per month. The business internet from Charter Spectrum is highly customizable. Their base plan is similar to the residential plan, but expands out quickly until it can have speeds up to 940 Mbps. That’s enough for almost any business.