If you’re looking for mobility with your internet service, use caution before signing up for a mobile broadband plan through cell phone companies.
Mobile internet speeds are slower than internet over fiber optics. And your speed will vary dramatically depending on the number of customers using the wireless service. While the advertised mobile speeds claim to be 5 Mbps to 12 Mbps, actual speeds tests show results closer to the lower end of that range.
Plus, mobile internet prices are notably higher and there are monthly usage caps. Nearly everything you do online, from sending text-only emails to video chatting, consumes bandwidth. And you don't have to do much before your wireless broadband bill skyrockets. If you stream only five hours of high-definition video from Netflix, for example, you will consume about 10 GB, which would cost you around $80/month.
By comparison, Alliance residential customers can receive unlimited internet usage with 10 Mbps download speed, cable TV and phone service for only $64.50/month. If you want the freedom to use your internet service throughout your home, simply hook up a wireless router to your network. Alliance offers a variety of routers for purchase. We also can install your router for $25.
Dial 611 from your Alliance phone or call 605-594-3411 for more information on routers or to sign up for Alliance Internet.