Internet connections are like cars: most people need one, but the kind that fits them best depends on the individual. Find out what kind of internet is best for you with this quick breakdown:
Do you want solutions that are universal, easy, inexpensive and reliable? If so, dial-up internet could be a good choice for you. It’s not the fastest internet connection available (though EarthLink provides a free dial-up accelerator that lets you surf up to 7x faster than regular 56K dial-up), but it can be installed into any home anywhere in America (as long as they have a phone line). And it’s cheap; with prices as low as $9.95/mo for the first three months, dial-up is the standard in easy, reliable internet access.
Are you online a lot to check your social media profiles or watch videos? Do you need a reliable connection, but require more speed than dial-up? DSL internet would be a good choice for you if you answered “yes” to these questions. With speeds up to 100x faster than dial-up access, DSL is perfect for people who spend a lot of time online. And with low pricing like $14.95/mo for the first three months, it’s a great value too!
If you like to spend a lot of time downloading from and uploading to the internet, as well as other activities (stream movies, play in-depth online games), then you may be happiest with a cable internet connection. Though offers do vary by location, cable internet can start at only $29.95/mo, and can be up to 250x faster than dial-up access. It’s the perfect solution for those who feel the need for internet speed.
Finally, if you live in a rural area that does not have access to cable or DSL, but would like more speed than dial-up access can provide, EarthLink offers satellite internet to make sure your needs get met.
With all these internet options, there’s certainly something for everyone!