Opinion: One month with a new internet provider

Last month, I moved into a new apartment, where for the first time ever, I would be living on my own and paying my own bills. This is one of the biggest steps into adulthood but it is also still one of the best steps to take, especially if you are someone like me who likes having a place to themselves and does not have to be around people all of the time.

With that said, I did find a new apartment to move into and set up WiFi the first day I moved in since I cannot live without the internet, especially in my own apartment.

Back home, my previous internet provider was Cable ONE, which is now called “Sparklight.” Their internet is pretty fast but the one thing I never liked about them was that they have these stupid data caps, which eventually made me buy some of my favorite shows on DVD so that I would not burn through so much data overnight.

Sparklight does now provide an internet plan that enables consumers to not have a data cap. However, having no data cap on there, even on the cheapest internet plan, is going to cost $85 per month.

Meanwhile, my new provider in my new apartment is Spectrum and they only charge me $50 per month for my internet, which is faster, cheaper and has no data cap to it.

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After using Spectrum for a month, I can say that it is pretty reliable. I have yet to have my internet go out, which used to happen all the time with Sparklight. I can pay my monthly bill through their app (although I wish they accepted Apple Pay for that main purpose) and when I come home from work, I don’t have to tinker with nonsense when it comes to my internet connection.

To make it sound even better, I have been able to watch some of my favorite TV shows from Hulu while I go to bed at night. It’s an excellent way to fall asleep.

This is no ad for Spectrum, but I will say that I have been easily impressed with it. I do not have their cable package because this is 2019, we have learned that cable and satellite TV are a straight-up rip-off. I am only using them as an internet provider, though.

Make sure that when you are searching for a new internet provider that you make sure that the provider does not have a data cap. Whether you use the internet a lot or use it sparingly, it’s always good to have that unlimited data cap because that one month you might really need it for something, you don’t want to get a fine or extra charge to your bill simply because you used your internet.

 

David Becker
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