What to Choose Amongst AT&T, Xfinity and Spectrum in California?

Internetby Ariana Smith16 August 2018

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Several factors should be considered when choosing the best internet service provider (ISP). Researching the location, service quality, and pricing details are essential. Firstly, rule out all the ISPs that are not providing their services in your area. Secondly, make sure the broadband you are choosing will accommodate the usage and needs of your household.  Do you want a faster internet connection to watch videos on a daily basis? One subscriber might want to check their mailbox; the other might be an ardent YouTube watcher. Depending on your usage, select the internet that best fits your needs.

Moreover, do not pay for an ISP offering faster internet speeds when you don’t have the time to take benefit from that kind of speed on a daily basis. You should also research the prices thoroughly before choosing the ISP. In addition to these, there are lots of other factors that you need to keep in mind while selecting an internet service provider. Read on as we discuss some of the options we think you should consider when selecting an Internet Service Provider.

Available ISPs :

There are several providers in the different cities of the US, but some such as AT&T, Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, and Viasat are easily accessible in most areas. You need to check the pros and cons of each of these broadband providers by comparing them with each other. This practice will make it easy for you to select the one you find most desirable according to your budget.

Xfinity :

Positives

  • Offers blazing speeds
  • Covers majority of America
  • Has 25.87 million subscribers
  • Download and Upload speeds of 250 Mbps and 10 Mbps respectively
  • 100 Mbps connection costs a reasonable $39.99/month.

Negatives

  • Customers find their products expensive.
  • Sluggish upload speeds.

Spectrum :

Positives

  • No data cap
  • Download speed is 60-100 Mbps; upload speed is 5 Mbps.
  • Offers 100 Mbps at $39.99/month.
  • Customers get great promo deals with Spectrum in California, New York, Texas and 38 other states of the US.
  • Offers bundled tri-services
  • Free services and equipment such as Wi-Fi, modem, DVR, Security Suite and parental control.
  • For further details refer to Spectrum’s official sites or on its authorized dealer website My Cable Internet

Negatives

  • Consumers have to buy the wireless router
  • Will have to return the free modem when canceling the service
  • Faces challenges in the area of customer service, however, Charter is working on improving the quality of their tech support.

AT&T :

Positives

  • Great value for money
  • Offers wireless connectivity
  • Has 143.83 million subscribers
  • 100 Mbps is available at $40.

Negatives

  • Plans and promo rates are deemed expensive by the individual user

Viasat :

Positives

  • Easily accessible in all 48 states of America.
  • Some packages offer unlimited bandwidth enough for downloading, uploading, image sharing, and other online activities
  • Easily available in rural areas.

Negatives

  • Not all packages benefit the users, some options are unclear
  • Speed is often average

All of the options mentioned above have the potential of being a good pick for you; it is up to you to research and subscribe to the one that best fits your needs.

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Ariana Smith

Ariana Smith is a freelancer content writer and enthusiastic blogger. She is a regular contributor at The Daily Notes.

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