How to choose the right internet broadband package from ISP

Note: This guest post was written by Kira Hanson


These days, there are plenty of options when it comes to getting your broadband internet sorted from your ISP (Internet Service Provider).  Yet, the average person doesn’t need everything.

To this end, what do you need when sorting out your broadband? This will depend on the individual person, but the factors listed here should help your judgement. There’s no need to waste money on something you don’t need, after all.


First and foremost, speed is one of the more important factors in today’s world. Even the average user who browse the web casually would love to have a good connection speed. Most website nowadays are filled with images, photos, and videos. So even when a casual user browses a news site, for example, a decent speed will make sure that the site loads quickly. Not to mention some sites don’t even bother to compress their images.

When you stream videos online, such as watching Vimeo or YouTube videos, it’s also important to have a speedy internet to make sure that you can watch the videos without interruption.

Likewise, if you are an online gamer, or use various online services, you’re going to want faster broadband. A fast and reliable speed is essential for these areas, where a slow connection will disrupt your entire gaming experience.

Download Limit

If you’re a media junky, then you probably download a lot of media. Games, music and movies can all be purchased online, and this inevitably involves downloading them. Similarly if you download any other file, or just use the internet a lot, you’re going to want a high download limit.

Even without knowing it, watching YouTube videos can take a few hundred of MBs per video (depending on the length and the movie quality). As such, you need to make sure that you have a good data allowance per month.

To this end, it’s always advised to try and track exactly how much you download, giving you the best figure when it comes to deciding what monthly limits you need. Some ISP gives unlimited package so if you like to download loads of stuffs from the net, it’s a great idea to take this option instead.


Finally, always keep the cost in mind. Whilst the above factors are important, so is the practical ability to afford it. This is where it pays to shop around and find the best deal. Make sure you compare different ISPs and also check out the forums to find out whether they are providing a reliable service.

After all, there is no point in getting the cheapest internet if you cannot use it every day because of a bad provider, right?

Note: This guest post was written by Kira Hanson

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