Cable Providers in My Area
Broadband Expert provides a free service that allows you to run a search for ‘cable providers in my area’ which will show you all of the companies covering your zip code so you can compare plans, make a more informed decision and hopefully save some money too. However, don’t think that you are limted in your choice of options, there are some good alternatives to cable TV and internet that could save you a lot of money.
Access to the internet using cable broadband is achieved through a co-axial cable network that has been laid throughout the US and has been specifically designed solely to transfer data at high speed meaning that unlike the copper wires that are used for DSL the system was built with broadband and TV in mind. All that is required to get online with cable internet providers is a modem or router and a service provider that has availability at your address. In the same way as a regular dial-up connection, a modem or router is designed to allow a computer to understand the data transferred over the internet.
How easy is it to get set-up?
Cable companies will install your TV, phone and internet services when you order the service so don’t worry if you are not technically minded. After you order a package the cable TV company will agree a date for an engineer who will be booked who will set everything up which usually takes half an hour or less; they will usually give you a quick overview of how to use the equipment although this is normally very straight forward. If you do have any technical problems after the installation there will be a technical support number to call for help.
What about cable internet providers availability and coverage?
Cable internet availability does not cover the whole of the US however coverage is increasing with availability spreading to more and more zip codes as the providers grow their networks. If you have not already done so you can run a search for options at your address and Broadband Expert will search for cable providers by zip code so you know exactly what’s available where you live. Cable internet caters for a wide range of uses and is suitable for everyone from light-users to very heavy users with the high speeds available with the top end packages making it very popular with online gamers. The low costs and high speeds also make it perfect for users looking to switch from the dial-up connection, which is becoming rapidly outdated, in fact if you still have dial-up trust us it’s time to switch and join this century!
What are the advantages and disadvantage compared to DSL companies?
The number of cable companies fighting for new customers has increased a huge amount, as cable providers have grown increasingly popular, which means that finding a great deal has become much easier. If you’re interested in a bundle that includes TV then it’s also worth considering satellite companies like Dish Network and DirecTV which you can navigate to from the top of the Broadband Expert website.
On the downside the technology suffers the same drawback that its rival DSL does in that it can only be accessed from a fixed location, which means that an increasing number of users are considering services like mobile broadband now that its prices have become more affordable and its services faster with the arrival of 4G.
One advantage is that there are a good range of cable TV, phone and internet plans available from companies such as Comcast, Verizon, Time Warner, Cox, Charter and Insight which are much cheaper than buying these services individually. TV, phone and internet plans, which are often called bundles or triple play, also have the advantage of dealing with only one supplier meaning less bills and paperwork. You can use our site to compare prices and check for plans offering TV and phone bundles in addition to standalone high speed internet services.