Top 5 Most Popular ISPs
Your Internet service provider is the gatekeeper to the Internet. They control how fast you can surf the Web, how much you pay and can even deny access, if they think you’re doing something wrong or downloading too much data.
Choosing a provider for Internet access can be a daunting choice. Customers should consider how ISPs deal with download limits, upload and download speeds, price, downtime, availability and customer service.
Out of all of the factors, the following five companies have become the most popular ISPs available in the U.S.
Combine quick speeds with access to over 30,000 hotspots on its national WiFi network, security software suite and extra email accounts, and it's easy to see why AT&T is so popular. Last year the company edged out Verizon as the largest ISP for businesses.
For the speed freaks, the Extreme 105 plan offers download speeds of 105 Mbps. They also offer free security software and access to ESPN3.
Time Warner Cable
They claim up to 300 Mbps download speeds and 65 Mbps upload speeds through the nation’s largest all-fiber network, and have 8.8 million total broadband connections and 5.1 million FiOS Internet customers.
They offer a variety of Internet packages, with speeds ranging from 3 Mbps all the way up to 100 Mbps. Combine fast speeds with extras like security software, access to ESPN3 and a cloud drive for automatic backup, and there's a reason they are one of the most popular ISPs