Cable Internet Providers
When looking for your Cable Internet Provider there are a couple of things to keep in mind. 1: There are is only 1 Cable Provider in your area. So it isn't as much about shopping for a cable provider, but just looking at the promotions and packages they offer and compared other TV,phone and internet providers like Telephone and Satellite Companies. Once you have located the Cable Internet provider that is available in your area ( You can use the tool above to find your area's provider) you can begin to see the options in both single products as well as the bundled pricing.
Cable Internet providers want to have as much of your business as then can, and how they promote this is by offering large discounts in pricing for their bundled packages. If you are looking for all three of the major Cable Utilities then you should take advantage of the Triple Play bundle discounts. Often times you can save upwards of 50% on your monthly bill by bundling your Tv, Phone, and Internet with one provider.
Cable Internet Providers offer a wide range of speeds ranging from a low of 3mbps to a typical max of 50mbps. 3mbps Plans are typically good for light users (email, social networks), while Gammers should opt for the higher plans.
One Important thing when shopping your Cable Internet Provider is to find out what your upload speed is. This will typically be signifigantly lower than your download speed. Depending on your web usage this can really hinder your online experience.
With Today's advances in High Speed Internet we are given the opproptunity to access information at blazing speeds. Giving us access to a world of online knowledge, Social arena's and Gamming environemts.
Cable Internet Providers
Your Cable Internet Provider will have a few different things to offer you. The first and most well known is the "speed" of their internet. Typically what is quoted when asking the speed of the package is going to be the download speed. While in reality the upload speed can be very important as well. When asked the question what the download speed they will give you what your maximum available bandwith will be. Meaning that if everything were performing at its peak you will get X mbps per second.
Normally you will get somewhere around 75% of the speed that your Cable Internet Provider says your speed will be. Once you have gotten the download speed from them the next thing you want to know is what the upload speed is going to be. While upload speed isn't as important to MOST internet users, it can be a make or break for other users. When you are browsing the Internet each time you access a page you are downloading the content to your browser so you can see whats on the page. So natrually this is most of our activity on the web. If on the other hand you are using a VPN connection for work, Need to upload Large files , Are hosting a website on your computer, make calls over VOIP, or are a gammer then the upload speed is particularly important.
All of these activities involve your computer sending data back to the server that you are connected to. If you are talking on your voip line to someone then voice packets are sent to you when the person talks to you and vica versa when you are talking to the person. So if you have a 5mps downstream connection speed and only a 1mbps upload speed then it is very likely that your calls will wither have a lag to them or some of the voice packets will get dropped. Also for first person gammers if your upload connection is too slow your moves will not be recieved in time avoid potential trouble or perform time sensitive activities. If you aren't going to use your internet for any of the previously mentioned usages then you are probably fine with the typical 1.5mbps upload speed.