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A Guide to Choosing the Best Broadband ISP in Your Area

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020 · 10 mins

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A Guide to Choosing the Best Broadband ISP in Your Area A Guide to Choosing the Best Broadband ISP in Your Area
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Choosing an internet service provider is one of the most confusing buying decisions that a lot of people have to make. Making this decision has gotten harder in recent times with the increase in service providers and internet usage.

The Internet has become a fundamental part of our lives. Almost all of us need the internet to get through our day to day jobs. This makes it even more important that you choose the best Internet Service Provider in your area for your home or your office. In this article, we will outline the major factors that you should consider while buying a broadband for your home.

  1. Understand your Internet Usage

    The very first step to buying a broadband for your home is understanding your internet usage. List down the activities that you use internet services for and the amount of data they consume. The below table should help in giving a brief idea of internet speed, data and your usage.

    0-5 Mbps5-40 Mbps40-100 Mbps100-500 Mbps500-1,000+ Mbps
    Works for:Works for:Works for:Works for:Works for:
    Checking emailStreaming video on one
    device
    Streaming HD video on a
    few devices
    Streaming video in UHD on
    multiple screens
    Doing a lot of almost
    anything
    Streaming music on one
    device
    Video calling with Skype
    or FaceTime
    Multiplayer online gamingDownloading files quickly 
    Searching on GoogleOnline gaming for one
    player
    Downloading large filesGaming online for multiple
    players
     
  2. List out the top providers and their plans

    Speak to your neighbours to find out the most used internet service provider in your area. Chances are that the most used internet service provider has the best customer service in your area. Create a list of 4-5 internet service providers in your locality and list down their plans and tariff basis your internet usage.

  3. Compare the offers

    After making a list of the top 4-5 internet service providers in your locality, lookout for offers that each of these providers are offering. Most ISPs have offers on their full time plans. For example, with most 6 months plans, ACT Fibernet offers a free router/free extra month of internet and free installation. These offers will help you save a lot of cost in the long run.

  4. Run a speed test

    After purchasing your internet plan, do run an internet speed test to check the speed test results that your ISP is delivering. You can check your internet speed on ookla speed test. Know more about speed test results here.

If you are looking for an internet service provider in your area, you can view our plans here. ACT Fibernet is the fastest wired broadband in Chennai, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Delhi, Warangal and Nellore, basis ookla speed test results Q2 2020.

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