The Cable Guy’s Guide to Buying Internet and Cable

You’re finally ready to purchase cable. What better way to get all the advice you need than from the cable guy himself! Here is his guide to buying cable.

Just moved into that new place and looking to buy internet and cable? Of

Of course, you are!

I mean, who can go one day anymore without access to their favorite channels or social media? (I know I can’t!)

Here are a few ways to make sure the service you choose is the best available!

Finding the Best Internet and Cable to Buy

Research

To choose a service, you’re gonna need to do some digging. First, you need to consider what is available.

This includes what is in your area. There is no reason to try buying, say Google Fiber, if the company doesn’t supply the service to your area.

Living in the middle of nowhere and don’t know who services your area? No problem, just head on over to DSL Reports, AllConnect, or Digital Landing. They will break down available options by category while giving you customer ratings to help you decide!

Make sure you research the speed the services on offer.

Think about how much you’re going to be uploading and downloading, is this speed offered over cable or DSL/fiber? Of course, it’s impossible to know just how fast it will be at your home, but note how far away from the company’s central office you are located. Typically, when you’re further from the central office, the speed will be slower.

Another thing to consider is data caps. There are some companies who will put caps on the data that can be downloaded. This is typically negotiable, but you can’t negotiate unless you know it’s there!

Favorites and Must Haves

What are the channels you can’t live without? Are there certain data limits that you know you will exceed?

Write down all of the channels you know you can’t live without and follow it with a list of channels you would like. Look into each provider and determine who will give you all the channels you need without overcharging.

Be sure you look into the options that will give you everything you want, but also remember to be realistic. There is no reason to pay any extra for channels you’ll never look at.

Math

I know, not everybody’s favorite subject! But it’s important to look into how much bundling can really save you. A good bundle has the potential to save over $900 depending on what you need and where you’re located. Be sure you check prices both separately and compared to the bundle price.

But it’s important to look into how much bundling can really save you. A good bundle has the potential to save over $900 depending on what you need and where you’re located. Be sure you check prices both separately and compared to the bundle price.

Speak Up

I know, it’s a scary concept. But seriously, companies will give new customers the celebrity treatment.

Often times companies will give away promotions that include free channels or a discounted price (for a limited time). Take advantage! Just be sure you know the end dates of the promotions, mark the dates down, don’t let yourself be ambushed just because you’re not paying attention.

Another thing, read the fine print. You never know what they could hide in there. For all you know, you could be signing away your first born in order to get internet and cable!

Not only should you ask companies about deals, but also try to negotiate your rates. To effectively do this, be sure you know the rates for the company you’re talking with and how they compare to other companies.

Check Out Spectrum!

Seriously though, having said all that, here is a resource for you to get informed about a company that has a great, solid, track record. Go here to get informed about them.