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Your Guide to Internet Services and Equipment

We have a crush on the internet. Actually, it's a little more than a crush . . . it's an obsession.

That's why gathers price, speed, and availability data on the most prominent internet service providers (ISPs) out there, so you can choose your provider confidently.

Not only that, but we can hook you up with the best internet equipment and VPNs around. Scroll down to read more about how to save on really, really fast internet.

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Get the scoop on internet providers before you sign up

TBH, most internet service providers (ISPs) don’t have the best reputation. But don’t let that stop you from reading up and avoiding the headaches that come from making a snap decision.

Top internet providers

Save hundreds of dollars a year with the best ISP deals

Whether you end up bundling services or signing up for a smoking introductory rate, we can help you save some serious cash on your next ISP.

Best Internet Providers in Your Area

Jun 14, 2024

Our comprehensive list of local internet providers shows you only the best home internet in your zip code as ranked by our seasoned editors.

Best Internet Deals

Internet Provider Specials: We Help You Find the Fastest Speeds at the Best Prices (June 2024)

Jun 12, 2024

Stellar deals take the edge off dreary internet contracts. With the right internet provider, you can get a free month of service, a prepaid card, or a contract buyout.

Best TV & Internet Bundles and Deals

Best TV and Internet Deals for June 2024

Jun 12, 2024

We’ve done the digging and rounded up some of the best bundles deals you’ll find anywhere on cable and internet service.

Compare top internet providers head to head

Our experts match up popular internet providers head to head and show no mercy. Click the images below to read our guides and find out how ISPs in your area square up against one another.

Cheap internet options are kinda our thing

On a budget? See if you qualify for low-income internet discounts, special offers, and more with our handy guides and reviews.

Free and Low-Income Internet Service

Apr 5, 2024

Your income bracket doesn’t have to limit your ability to access the internet. If your home needs a boost to cross the digital divide, take advantage of low-income internet options in your area.

Best Cheap Internet Providers and Plans June 2024

Jun 12, 2024

If you’re more interested in the numbers after the dollar sign than the digits before the Mbps, you’re in the market for a cheap internet service provider.

Cheap and Free Internet for Students

Jun 12, 2024

Students can get free internet with help from community internet access points or internet service providers that offer the first 30–60 days of service free. Low-income families with students in K–12 can also get discounts on internet service.

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You’ve got a need for speed, we get it

This one goes out to all our gamers, streamers, and content creators. When you’ve got the need, don’t skimp on the speed.

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Fastest Internet Providers in 2024

Mar 18, 2024

If you’re looking for high-speed internet, look no further. We’ve got the deets on all the fastest internet providers with upload speeds and download speeds like you wouldn’t believe.

Your Guide to Internet Speeds

Dec 13, 2023

Internet service providers use a lot of specialized language to talk about Wi-Fi and internet plans. But you don’t have to be confused about your internet plan anymore—we’re here to explain internet speeds so you can be a Wi-Fi wiz.

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What Is a Good Internet Speed?

Nov 5, 2021

Find out about download speeds, upload speeds, Wi-Fi hacks, and more with our expert guide to internet speeds.

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Why Is My Internet So Slow?

Feb 15, 2022

If you feel like your internet is running slower than usual, it might be because you’re using it for more than you used to.

How To Speed Up Your Internet

Sep 14, 2022

Slow download and upload speeds can feel like your computer is in a pit of quicksand.

Rural internet can be fast and reliable

A lot of our lovely readers call wide-open fields and secluded mountains home. Who wouldn’t want to? The good news is that rural internet is getting faster and more reliable every year.

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Best Rural Internet Providers for 2024

Jun 14, 2024

Your internet options for rural areas are limited because few internet providers build networks in small towns. However, Xfinity, CenturyLink, and Viasat all offer internet service in rural America.

Your Guide to Rural Internet Options

Mar 4, 2024

There’s more to rural internet than slow, expensive satellite plans. We’ll help you find all your options—and create new opportunities.

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Best Satellite Internet Providers for 2024

Apr 18, 2024

The best satellite internet provider is Viasat because it’s widely available and gives you the best bang for your buck. But if you’re interested in long-time competitor Hughesnet or the up-and-coming Starlink internet, we can help you determine if they’re the best services for you.

We geek out over modems and routers

Your internet is only as fast as your tech. Don’t get caught in the slow lane with a crappy modem or Wi-Fi router with the help of our expert guides.

Modem vs. Router: What’s the Difference?

Jun 7, 2022

To connect your home to the internet, you’ll need a modem and a router. While a modem/router combo usually takes up less space, separate devices are handy for flexibility and keeping up with the latest technology.

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Fastest Wireless Routers 2024

Nov 30, 2023

Wi-Fi 6 routers are the latest generation of fast, reliable wireless internet devices. Our experts compared 81 Wi-Fi 6 routers to find the fastest routers on the market.


What Do the Lights on Your Modem/Router Mean?

Dec 6, 2022

We’ll help you identify each light on your modem and router—plus troubleshoot common problems so your devices can have a strong internet connection.

Stay secure with top VPNs

Russian bots! Malware! Government surveillance! Ain’t nobody got time for that. Check out our VPN content to stay safe and secure online.

What Is A VPN?

Jun 2, 2022

Learn about VPNs and how they can secure your internet connection.

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Best VPN Services for 2023

Feb 15, 2022

We’ve tested the top VPN services to find the best and cheapest option for secure web browsing.

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Best VPNs for Streaming

Jun 3, 2022

After our extensive testing, here are the best streaming VPN providers.

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