5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Home Internet

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The Internet has become an integral part of our lives. From connecting with friends thousands of miles away to shopping online in a matter of seconds, rural Internet simplifies life. No home can seamlessly meet the needs of a modern world without installing home Internet.

Every Digital Nomad needs a home Internet installation. The only challenge lies in getting the best solution. By considering these five factors, you should be on the right path in getting a working Internet solution for your home.

  1. Understand your needs

Before you can install home Internet, you need to understand what your needs are. How many users are you? What will you be doing with the Internet? Is it meant for working purposes? Are there heavy users like online gamers?

A home with many users requires an Internet solution where all these users are seamlessly supported. That involves looking at the router associated with the solution and its support capability. Consider things like whether or not it has a cap on the number of devices that can connect to it.

Your use cases for the Internet solution also have a more significant impact on your decision. For a light user where all you do is check your emails and social media browsing, choosing a high-end solution does not make sense. On the other hand, heavy users such as online gamers and continued video streaming need a better package. Keep in mind that streaming a 1-hour video from a platform such as Netflix consumes close to 7GB worth of data.

  1. Your Internet Service Provider

The ISP servicing your home with the Internet has a significant impact on your experience. When looking at the ISP, you are interested in factors such as their availability and reliability. Brace yourself for constant downtimes if you choose a provider that does not have proper coverage for your region.

Nomad Internet easily passes the availability score as a rural Internet provider thanks to the fact that it has partnered with the four major carriers to cover key areas. When you subscribe to the Nomad Internet solution, you are sure of no disappointments.

Reliability involves making sure that your ISP provides stable connections. For a regular Internet user, you do not want to be online for a few hours then offline for the rest of the day.

  1. Type of Internet installation needed

Choosing the Internet connection type can confuse a lot of people. On the one hand, you do not want to ever run out of data. At the same time, you do not want to overpay for your data bundles. These two conflicting interests get you wondering whether to go for unlimited Internet or a pay-as-you-go option.

Generally speaking, unlimited Internet solution works for people who know they will be spending a significant amount of time on the web. If you are an online gamer, ever streaming videos, or have security systems that need an Internet connection, you need to go for the unlimited option. Choosing the pay-as-you-go model costs more money. The option might only work for those with minimal Internet needs.

  1. Speeds of the Internet

Not many people are skilled enough to know the Internet speeds that they need. Conversations around MBPS can confuse many people. To simplify your decision, use this threshold.

  • A home with many streaming users can conveniently go for download speeds of 12 to 25 Mbps.
  • For better Internet experience, make sure that you choose download speeds that are not below 3mbps for the individual user.

Just out of curiosity, do you know the current fastest home Internet speed? Well, it currently stands at 2,000 Mbps or 2 Gbps.

Once installed, you can measure your home Internet speeds using online speed test tools from the connected device. The measure may show ping time as well as upload and download speeds.

  1. Preferred Internet package

A good ISP segregates its services in packages; all billed differently. The segregation is meant to cater to the Internet needs of various groups. You can work hand in hand with your ISP to select a package that works for you.

When considering the package, look at things like promotions, add-ons, and data caps. Understand the promotion offered by your ISP because none of these promotions last forever. Do not be in a hurry to pay less now only to incur more expenses later on.

Since the Internet is a haven for malware and other security threats, your ISP may provide antivirus and spyware protection as an add-on to the package. Go for such a package because it allows for the much-desired security.

Get in touch

Do you want to install home Internet but feel stranded? Contact us today for an inclusive solution customized to meet your needs. At Nomad Internet, we are about rural Internet and servicing the Digital Nomad.


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