What can I do with broadband that I couldn't do with dialup?
The broadband ads don't exaggerate when they say you'll be able to use the Internet for things you've never been able to do at home before. The increased connection speed is only a part of the reason why. It's the combination of high speed and the ability to stay online all the time that makes broadband Internet such a powerful tool.
How hard is it to share my Internet connection?
Sharing is easy, and there are several ways to accomplish it. We recommend using a router, a piece of hardware that manages all aspects of an Internet connection and shares the connection with four or more computers. A router also adds valuable services like a firewall, which can stop some kinds of security threats from ever reaching any of your computers
What are my speed options?
Your Internet usage will determine which speed will be best for your home or business. The number of devices, amount of streaming and downloading will all factor into the speed that you will need. For reference, Netflix recommends an Internet download speed of at least 5 Mbps to stream HD videos. Most Internet providers will offer several different speed options to the needs of their customers and ask them which option is the best for you.
Is there a contract?
Finding out if there is a contract and the contract length is important. Also, it can be helpful to find out if there are any incentives for agreeing to a longer contract length. Some of these incentives might be waived fees or a lower monthly rate. However, when it comes to contracts, it is also essential to understand what the process of early cancellation looks like with the provider.