As with any purchase you make, getting the best satellite Internet is a matter of what you want and need from your service. The best service for someone who wants satellite Internet access at the lowest price is not the same as the best service for someone who wants the largest data plan possible. Therefore, you need to know what how you anticipate using your service to make the right choice for your home.
Ask Yourself These Questions
A few questions about Internet usage will help to clarify things for you when it comes to how much data you need for your new satellite Internet plan.
How much do you use the Internet?
If you currently have dial up Internet access, this will be hard to measure because it takes so long to do even the simplest task. You spend much more time waiting that actually doing. If you use the Internet primarily to keep in contact with others and do a little web surfing, a plan with 10GB per month may be sufficient. If you use it for business, social networking, online shopping, sharing photos and more, you will likely want to consider a plan with monthly data of 30GB or more.
How many people in your home will use the Internet?
The more people in your home who will use your Internet service, the higher the monthly data cap you will need. Each person who uses the Internet will use up a portion of the monthly data. Therefore you will need to consider each person’s use and potential use to choose the right plan. Bear in mind that if you have a user who is a night owl, late night use offers advantages.
How do you foresee satellite Internet changing your Internet needs?
Do you expect to invest in other Internet enabled devices such as ereaders and additional computers? Have you always wanted to try gaming? Are you planning to take online courses? Do you foresee yourself or other family members wanting to watch movies and TV shows online? If any of these are necessary, you will need to ensure that you choose a plan that has enough data and enough speed to handle your needs.
The best satellite Internet plan is different for everyone. It is only by evaluating household use of Internet that you can find the ideal plan to fit your needs.