Frequently Asked Questions

We know there are a lot of options in the world of internet, TV, and bundles. Don’t worry, we’re here to make your decision easier. Check out some questions we hear from a lot of consumers.

Internet

Cable

Cable internet uses copper coaxial cables, the same way you get cable TV, to deliver electrical signals to a modem. Cable is good for users who want to stream music and movies, browse the web, and game.

DSL

Short for Digital Subscriber Line, this type of internet uses the copper phone lines that typically already run through most homes to transmit digital data. DSL is good for users who want to stream, game, and browse the web.

Dial-Up

Dial-up is a service that connects to the internet through a standard telephone line using a modem, phone jack, and number given to you by an internet service provider. Dial-up is good for light internet usage like browsing the web and checking emails.

Fiber

Fiber internet transfers data as light signals through the use of fiber-optic cables made from thin glass or plastic wires. Fiber provides the fastest internet speeds and can support heavy streaming, gaming, and large file downloads.

Satellite

This internet uses three satellite dishes to transmit signals: one dish connected to your modem, one in space, and one at an internet service provider’s hub. Satellite is good for light internet users looking to stream music and movies.

The main factor you will need to assess depends on your household’s internet usage and streaming habits. Check out our blog post that breaks down what internet speed is best for your lifestyle.
To put it simply, Wi-Fi is a wireless internet connection and the internet is a massive network infrastructure that globally connects computers. Wi-Fi is a way you can access the internet.
If your household has multiple devices used for heavy HD streaming and online gaming, you should consider fiber internet. Fiber has a faster and stronger connection than cable and DSL.

TV

Not only is it a convenient option, but bundling your internet and TV is a great way to save money. If you need both internet and TV (as most people do) a bundle will be cheaper than purchasing both separately from different providers.
Both cable and satellite TV give you access to local channels and national HD channels. The main differences are in price, installation, and equipment needed. Check out the full comparison on our tv comparison page.

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