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How to choose the right internet provider for your new home

If your day-to-day life relies on being online, choosing the right internet service provider is critical when you move into your new home.


You've crossed all the t's and dotted all the i's on your new home, and now comes the exciting part—finally moving in! While there are likely hundreds of things on your to-do list as you get ready to move, don't forget to choose which internet service provider (ISP) to go with. The internet is an element of your home that will touch nearly every aspect of your daily life.

You don't need to settle for the average internet that was already wired to your home. If your day-to-day life is reliant on quality internet coverage (which it probably is), you should talk to your family about what factors are important to you when choosing an ISP. As more of our lives move online, and as we continue to work, learn and play at home, having a great internet connection is critical.

Fiber internet is the upgrade to make when you move into your new home. Ting internet uses fiber optics instead of aging copper wires, resulting in a faster and more reliable internet experience. Plus, you can get up to one gigabit (1,000 Mbps) of bandwidth, which would give everyone in the house the power to do what they want, whenever they want, all at the same time.

Here are five key factors you can keep in mind before choosing an internet service provider for your new home.

Convenience
The Internet of Things (IoT) isn't just a catchy phrase; it's the reality of modern world. Smart home devices like thermostats, refrigerators, security systems, HVAC units and even lightbulbs can all be connected through the internet to make life easier. However, it takes a robust internet infrastructure to handle the bandwidth your "things" require over the course of just one day. Fiber internet provides you with lightning-fast speeds, ensuring your connection isn't affected by multiple devices accessing it.

Speed

If you've been asking yourself, "What is internet bandwidth, and why does it make a difference?" here are the answers you seek. Bandwidth is the amount of data that can be transferred over a given period of time and is usually measured in megabits per second (Mbps). The more bandwidth your internet provider can deliver, the more quickly and efficiently you can do whatever you want. Additionally, most providers have an asymmetric connection, where your uploads are much slower than your downloads. With Ting fiber internet, you have a symmetrical connection. That means you can upload at the same lightning-fast speed at which you download.

Security

Considering how much of our lives we have connected to the internet, we all want to be safe online. The best internet providers offer robust safety features, including parental controls, time limits and blocking of certain websites. Of course, being safe and secure on the internet isn't just for kids. Learn more about how you can beef up your passwords, and consider using a secure VPN as you browse.

Reliability

With remote work and e-learning options increasing, having an internet connection that you know will work day in and day out is crucial. Greater bandwidth allows multiple devices in your home to accomplish internet-intensive tasks without anyone bogging down the connection. This means you can be on video calls at work while the kids stream television without any interruptions or lag. That's the kind of consistency you’ll want in your new home.

Affordability

Buying a new home isn't cheap, so you'll likely be looking to save in other areas, and you shouldn't have to break the bank to get quality internet service. When you're choosing an internet provider for your new home, make sure they offer unlimited monthly data with no caps on usage at a fair price. Ideally, you'll want to avoid contracts or termination fees as well. With Ting fiber internet, you’ll have no commitments. We also don’t believe in any hidden fees whatsoever. We promote clarity and give people the info they need to make informed decisions.

Congrats on the big move! Set yourself up for success in your new abode with a capable fiber internet connection that will make the transition smooth and provide you with fast, reliable internet. Check your address to see if Ting internet is in your neighborhood.

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