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Electronic House Magazine
September 2007

ISPs: The Best Speed for Your Money

By Ben Hardy

The World Wide Web is the place to be, and the options for getting there have never been greater. We’ve investigated the deals, the speeds, and the availability to help consumers choose a high-speed bandwagon to jump on.

Comparison Points
When placing an internet service provider under the microscope, we’re looking for a few things, including price, speed, and availability. Today’s ISPs are giving consumers a wide range of choices regarding the first two categories. It is not uncommon to see two or three “packages” to choose from, with the more expensive options bringing faster upstream and downstream speeds.

We’d all love fiber optic run to our premises, but let’s face it: currently only a select few in our country have access, so availability is a crucial comparison point when stacking providers up against one another. You might have the fastest speeds, but what do I care if I can’t get it?

Providers are keen to get the edge on one another, so extras like multiple email addresses/mailboxes and large mailbox storage are considered as well. Teaming up with a security software provider (e.g. McAfee) is another growing commonality among internet service providers.

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