Drop Your Cable Internet for Cheaper, Faster, and More Portable Alternatives

Posted on January 7, 2013 by

Ever since Internet has been available in homes across the country, consumers have been wary to venture away from the norm. At first there was dial-up, followed by DSL and now everybody settles with cable Internet. There are a few problems with sticking to the trends though. For one, it’s expensive; an average cable Internet bill runs around $50, and some are much more pricey. In addition, the big Internet provider companies rarely try out the new technologies, and wait years to implement awesome technology that’s already available and in many cases cheaper than what they offer.

There is a new player on the horizon. Once and for all, you can say goodbye to the big Internet providers that are providing a mediocre product for a premium price. That new player is mobile broadband Internet, and it’s available in most cities across the United States. There are a ton of advantages of mobile broadband Internet over more traditionally expensive cable or fiber Internet services, so check out below to see what those advantages are.

In the past few years, mobile broadband Internet speeds have been improved so much that they now rival (and in some cases, surpass) the speed of traditional cable Internet. If you have a smart phone, you probably already know this. 4G download and streaming speeds are sometimes faster, and often more reliable, then the Internet you have at home. In many comparative tests, mobile broadband Internet was ruled much faster than both DSL and cable Internet.

With a cable Internet package, when you leave your WiFi’s radius, you’re out of luck. You may even have sometimes have trouble finding a good signal at the far end of your house, if you don’t have a great router. With a 4G Internet package from a company like CLEAR wireless, you’re essentially taking your Internet with you. Look at it like this: your router probably covers your entire home, and maybe some of your backyard. 4G networks cover entire cities, so wherever you roam, you’ll always be in your network. Places like coffee shops might charge you a fee to access their wireless Internet. With a mobile broadband subscription, you don’t need to pay these fees since you can basically take your Internet with you, wherever you go. Some phone companies even offer Internet plans under their own 4G networks. Be wary, though; you may end up paying extra usage fees if you go over your allotment of space.

Typically, mobile broadband Internet costs a lot less than cable Internet. One of the reasons is that there are typically fewer problems with the network. If there are problems in your home with a cable Internet service, you might have to wait days for an expensive repairman to come out and fix the problem. Mobile broadband is cheaper because the problems can typically be fixed remotely, cutting out that cost. Additionally, many cable Internet companies charge high fees for setup that you don’t usually have to pay if you opt to go with a mobile broadband company.

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