Do you frequently find yourself asking, "Why is my internet so slow?" If so, you're not alone. A bad internet connection can be frustrating, but finding the right internet provider doesn't have to be. Here's a helpful guide on how to choose the best internet provider in Calgary.
There are a few things you'll want to keep in mind when shopping around for an internet provider. First, what type of internet do you need? There are four main types of residential internet connections: cable, DSL, fiber, and satellite. Here's a quick overview of each:
Cable: Cable internet uses the same infrastructure as your TV service. It's widely available and tends to be one of the more affordable options. However, it can be subject to slowdown during peak usage hours.
DSL: DSL stands for digital subscriber line. It uses your existing phone line to deliver service and is widely available throughout Canada. However, it isn't as fast as other options and can be affected by electrical interference.
Fiber: Fiber optic cables are capable of delivering extremely fast speeds—up to 1,000 Mbps in some cases. However, it's important to note that fiber availability is still very limited in Canada.
Satellite: Satellite internet is available everywhere in Canada but can be quite expensive and slow. In addition, weather can affect your connection.
The next thing you'll want to consider is speed. How much speed do you need? That will depend on how you use the internet. If you use it for basic tasks like checking email and browsing the web, 30 Mbps should suffice. However, if you stream video or play online games, you'll need much more—at least 150 Mbps. If you want to connect multiple devices and stream content at the same time, you'll need an even higher speed. Peace Power offers five plans for high-speed home internet:
- Peace 30
- Peace 75
- Peace 150
- Peace 300
- Peace 1G
Finally, you'll want to consider pricing. Internet providers tend to charge anywhere from $50-$100 per month, depending on the type of service and speed you're looking for. At Peace Power, we offer high-speed internet starting as low as $39.99/month. We offer discounts when you bundle your services to help you save even more.
There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing an internet provider—but following these guidelines should help make the process a little less daunting. Once you've found the right provider for your needs, you can enjoy all the benefits of a fast and reliable connection—and say goodbye to those frustrating buffering issues once and for all!