Cheap Internet FAQ & Resources

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Here are some further pages that might help you in quest for high-speed broadband internet at affordable prices. If you are looking for help in understanding the programs, go here for a one-page overview.

FAQ’s

Internet Basics vs Internet Essentials – what’s the difference? These are the two main low-income broadband programs. What’s the difference? Who is each one designed for?

What’s faster? DSL or cable internet? Internet Service Providers are generally going to offer either cable internet or DSL. Which technology is faster?

How fast Is my internet? In order to know whether or not you’re getting the most out of your Internet connection, you should occasionally test your connection speed.

What about satellite internet if I am out in the boonies? If you live in an areas that is not served by DSL or cable internet, you most likely can get a satellite internet access connection.

How do I set up an IPhone Personal Hotspot for WiFi? If you are already paying for mobile Internet on your iPhone, why not share it with your computer and other devices like tablets?

How do I set up an Android Portable Hotspot for WiFi? If you are already paying for mobile Internet on your Android, why not share it with your computer and other devices like tablets?

Can I save money sharing my Wi-Fi? If you can’t afford an internet connection, you can save money on the monthly rate by sharing it with roommates or neighbors.

Broadband Resources

National Broadband Plan: The National Broadband Plan lays out a bold roadmap designed to bring affordable broadband service to the masses.

National Broadband Map: The National Broadband Map is created and maintained by the NTIA, in collaboration with the FCC, and in partnership with 50 states, five territories and the District of Columbia. It is a simple, searchable, interactive tool that lets you explore broadband availability across the United States and, more importantly, right in your own neighborhood.

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