The easy answer is the Cheapest Service that fulfills your needs. The longer more complex questions are “What are your needs and which services and benefits come with either three Internet Choices”. Pay attention, because in 6 months what is available probably won’t look anything like what it is today and you may want to plan ahead so you won’t find yourself behind the technology jumps.
When looking for Internet service her in my local East Texas area we have a multiple choices and limits. These limits are determined by how much you can afford to pay for what you want or need and in what area you live in. For example; Even if I wanted High Speed Cable Internet that simply isn’t an option for me. I don’t live in an area where cable or traditional DSL will service. We live in a rural area outside of the city limit; some might call it the Boonies. So if you are like my family your options narrow down very quickly. That brings us to the topic of Cellular, Satellite or WiFi Internet for those of us who can’t get the first two options.
One of the first drawbacks is that because Cable and DSL still cater to the more dense areas of town they offer more competitive rates. Some companies such as Yahoo even offered DSL for at little as $12.95 per month – this was when some people were still paying over $20 for 56K dial up service. To get High Speed Internet when you aren’t in an area where Cable or DSL services you have to resign yourself to paying higher rates most of the time.
Now I’m not talking about if you are not interested in downloading music, movies, or watching news clips, TV Shows and such, if you are just wanting Internet Service to browse and shop then you might want to consider paying $5 bucks for a reliable 56K connection. If you want full access to the World Wide Web and all that it can offer that’s when you need to decide what High Speed Internet Service you want because any High Speed service will give you the ability to do fast and faster downloads and other high tech stuff.
The question becomes do you need that High Speed connections just at home, or do you need it at work but not at home or vise versa? Do you need it while you are traveling because you travel a lot? Do you need it while you are in your car, or just while you are at lunch?
Here is the run down; If you need High Speed Internet at your office or home and its just about downloads and quick page loads… Go with the cheapest most reliable High Speed Service that you can get. It’s all based on how fast you want to go, if 1GB is fast enough for you then why pay for more? Satellite and Cellular are both options (more expensive options) when your home or office isn’t in the more cost effective providers areas.
If you need High Speed Service while at lunch or on breaks, just make sure your Internet Service has wireless connection enabled and takes lunch at one of your local free Wi-Fi hot spots.
From here on it gets a little tricky. If you need a constant High Speed Internet connection while you are out and about, i.e. to keep an eye on your stocks, to monitor your business inventory, and to get the latest weather updates for travel etc. etc. then you have to dig a little deeper into what will fill the bill for you.
If you are traveling around town and you are in one of the new but few Mobile WiFi Internet coverage areas you may want to go with this service over Cellular Internet service for the same reason as before – Starting at around $29.95 per month, it’s simply more cost effective than Cellular Internet and it still gets you what you want. You’ll be able to stay abreast of all your Internet related ventures and can react in High Speed time. Because it is mobile you can bring your home to work, your work to home or transform your thought pattern either way while on the Internet as you make your way across town.
If you are traveling cross-country often business or so-such, or if you are not in an area where the new Mobile WiFi Internet has reached so you can have access while you move about your local area, then you probably should consider the most expensive and most limiting option which is Cellular Internet Service. The benefit with Cellular is that you literally can go anywhere in the continental United States and be connected and keep a pulse on all of your related Internet needs. It can cost over $100 per month depending on which carrier you choose, but if it fills your needs and your better off with it than without it, Cellular Internet Service would be the way to go.