I’m surprised there isn’t more interest in the topic of internet providers in this area. The internet is so widely adopted that it’s easy to forget how many people are just like you and I who have no idea what they are doing or who they are.
If you don’t have an internet provider you can get a small wireless connection for $10 a month. That’s a lot cheaper than a cable company that charges $100 a month or more, and it means your internet speeds will be faster. If you’re not home during the day that might be harder to find, but there are plenty of places that keep a list of internet providers, and you can usually find out what kind of speeds you’re getting by logging on to your internet provider.
ISPs have taken advantage of the fact that most people have cable in their home and have gotten them to take advantage of it and charge extra for faster internet. However, this is a very deceptive form of promotion. When it comes to internet, speed is as important as it is expensive. The cheapest ISP can only get you 15-30 mbps, but the best ISPs can get you around 1-2 mbps depending on your location.
The problem is that the average speed is so low, there is no real way to tell which ISP is fast, and ISPs use different tactics to make you think there is a “fast” ISP. I would say that the average speed is about 1 mbps, but that doesn’t mean that a specific ISP is fast or not. They simply know how to push you toward higher speeds.
For the past few years, I have noticed an increase in the number of internet providers in Sioux Falls. I have also noticed that some of these providers are trying to hide their speeds. As a result, I have been getting dropped calls from different ISPs. I have no idea why, but I have always heard that some ISPs are trying to be more transparent and open about their speeds, which are quite low as you can imagine.
That’s a good thing. ISPs are being responsible for providing a level playing field for all internet users. I just think they should be doing a better job of showing their actual speed to you. With so many companies pushing their own speeds, it is harder and harder to know how fast the real world is.
This is a good point. I have heard complaints about slow speeds from ISPs. It seems that not everyone has the same speed, so some services are having trouble with that. And some of the complaints I’ve heard about slow speeds have come from people who are just using wifi hotspots.
I have no idea why people complain about slow speeds, but it is frustrating to use. And it seems that for a lot of people, having a poor connection can be the difference between a few hours being able to use the internet at all, or just being able to browse the web on a computer.
To me, the problem with slow speeds is that they make it difficult to see some things on the internet: I can’t watch videos on YouTube, I can’t take advantage of a wifi hotspot to take a quick trip on my laptop, or I can’t use my wifi to browse the internet on my phone. The internet is a big part of my life, so I don’t want to be limited by the quality of my connection right now.
The internet is a big part of my life, and I dont want to be limited by the quality of my connection right now.