More About High-Speed Internet Providers
Save money on phone, television and internet connectivity by purchasing these as a bundle from high-speed internet providers with cutting-edge technology.
The competition between high-speed internet providers who bundle internet services with television and phone services is still hot and healthy, much to the benefit of consumers.
Bundling TV, internet and phone services, these providers have given the consumer a fighting chance in their endeavour to save cash. The promise of saving is precisely the reason bundled services are realizing success.
Consumers find these deals attractive for both the technology they offer and the savings that are realized.
Consumers report satisfaction with these services, although billing problem resolution remains an outstanding complaint against nearly all providers. Even so, the technology these high-speed internet providers use are top of the line.
Some providers offer high-speed fiber optic cables - where available - that will eventually become the standard technology in the next ten years. VoIP phone service over these cables are unsurpassed, internet uploading and downloading over fiber optic cables are lightning fast (as you might expect of data travelling at the speed of light).
If you do a lot of video downloading and video sharing, you'll find fiber optic based services valuable time savers and worth the cost.
Most users do not require the higher speeds enabled by fiber optics. For most, the standard 5Mbs upload speed and the 1Mbps download speed nearly all ISPs provide are sufficient.
High-speed internet providers that do not use fiber optic technology are not disadvantaged; many rely on combining satellite communications, DSL and landline phone technology in their bundles. Their reduced prices reflect the slower speeds of these bundles.
While no one would opt for slower speeds, when it comes to price difference, many are happy to take on the lower speeds in exchange for the lower costs. In today's economic climate, providers offering these products have a valuable niche that cost conscious consumers appreciate.
Bundled services have been well received because the product saves you money, whether the service is fiber optic based or not. Purchasing a television service, telephone service and high-speed internet separately, will with few exceptions, cost you more than bundled services.
With optic based VoIP phone services, you can get unlimited long distance and local calling. You can also get answering services. Some high-speed internet providers will require you to take on these features as part of the package, even though they are charged as separate items on your bill.
This is especially true when the product is offered at a promotional price. These promotional deals lock you in for one or two years. When you realize you can save by going without the answering service and try to amend your agreement, the provider will tell you it can't be excluded.
But when your promotional deal ends, many providers will exclude these features while charging you the same or even more for the bundle. Fortunately, the intense competition between high-speed internet service providers is keeping most from raising their prices for the same bundle after the promotional deal ends.
Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse, Cablevision, Cox, Comcast and Bright House are some of the high-speed internet providers who have their own internet, phone, television services and rate among the top twenty in each category.
Others may partner with other companies to form the triple package. When you're ready to purchase a bundle, shop around on the internet. New, special promotions occur on a monthly basis. Know exactly what you need and don't fail to consider customer service ratings. You'll save money with these bundles if you shop carefully.