Tools to Evaluate a Provider

Not all Internet Service Providers offer the same service. Here are some tools to help you evaluate potential providers and their services. 

Here are the factors you might consider when choosing an Internet Service Provider (ISP). 

Service delivery type

Fiber, Fixed Wireless, Wi-Fi, Satellite, Cable, and Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)  delivered over copper telephone lines, are the types of internet service.

Comparing Types of Internet Service – from BandwidthPlace.com
Cable, DSL, Fiber, Wireless, and Satellite

Download & Upload Speeds

Download speed signifies how many megabits of data per second it takes to download data from a server to your device. Activities such as listening to music, downloading large files, or streaming videos require you to download data. These files may be images, videos, text, and audio.

Upload speed is how many megabits of data per second your device can send information to another or server on the internet. Sending an email, playing live tournament-style and a friend require fast upload speeds for you to send data to someone else’s server.

Already have service? Here are tips to increase your speeds. 

How much Internet Speed do I need? From Broadbandnow.com

Demystifying upload speeds
CCG Consulting examines consumer and business telecommunications issues

More Tips

General Considerations from eTutorials.org

How to Choose an Internet Service from nerdwallet