Every time I talk about Internet options I hear “I have no other options” or “there is DSL, but DSL is slow.”
Hold on! Ninety percent of the time I talk someone into looking around, the ones who said there are no other options find out there are, and the ones who said DSL is slow find out it’s a lot faster than they remember.
DSL has come a long way and switching back and forth between cable Internet and DSL will give you the best possible deals.
Shopping around is most important when you are looking at downgrading from a bundle to Internet only. Cable companies especially seem to hate giving any type of discount to someone who wants to downgrade. For example, my local cable company will charge a new customer $29.99 for 100 Mbps down, but customers who downgrade to the same plan pay more than double at $70 a month.
Take a moment, do some research, and do not discount DSL. I often switch between DSL and cable TV. You may be surprised to see AT&T DSL in some areas even offers a 1 Gbps option and 100 down DSL is more common than you may think. Don’t want to go with AT&T or Centurylink maybe look into some of the smaller DSL companies like Toast.net.
So take time and do so research every year, because it could save you hundreds. Even if you want to stay where you are knowing what the other ISPs offer can help you argue for a better deal.
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