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Discover the best internet provider in a few simple steps

These days, we all need access to fast and reliable internet. Whether you’re working from the office or home, completing schoolwork online, streaming movies or TV shows, or just staying connected with friends and family, having a reliable internet connection is important. 

But with so many providers and plans to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? 

Follow these simple steps to find the best internet provider for your needs.

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Determine your needs

The first step is to determine your needs. 

  • Do you need high-speed internet for working from home or the office? 
  • Or do you just need basic email and web browsing capabilities? 

Once you know what you need, you can start looking at providers that offer the appropriate speeds and features. It may also depend on what services different providers offer in your area. For example, if you’re looking for broadband plans in Melbourne, knowing first what providers service this city would also be good to consider.

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Compare speeds and prices 

Once you’ve determined your needs, it’s time to start comparing speeds and prices between different providers. This step is important because it will help you narrow down your choices and find the best value for your money. 

When comparing speeds, make sure to look at the maximum advertised speed rather than the average speed. And when comparing prices, be sure to read the fine print so you understand what all the fees are before making a decision.

A “good” home internet speed is generally any speed above 25 Mbps.

This speed is fast enough to support most online activities like video conferencing, streaming, and online gaming.

Wondering what’s defined as a fast internet speed?

Put simply, 200Mbps download speed and 20-25Mbps upload or higher are recognised as fast speeds

With average internet speeds of approximately 152/21 Mbps, the bar for fast internet is getting higher each year. At present, anything over 200 Mbps can typically handle multiple online activities for multiple users at once, without interruption.

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Check for data caps 

Another important factor to consider is whether or not your chosen provider has data caps. Data caps are limits on the amount of data you can use each month. 

If you exceed your data cap, you may have to pay overage charges or your service may be slowed down until the next billing cycle. 

Many providers don’t have data caps, but it’s still something to be aware of before making a decision.

Here at Swoop, we’re excited to offer Unlimited Fixed Wireless broadband and NBN plans. This means you can enjoy streaming all day – without the worry of exceeding your limits.

Read reviews and compare customer service 

Once you’ve compared speeds, prices, and data caps, it’s time to start reading reviews and compare customer service ratings. 

This step is important because it will help you gauge each provider’s reputation and see what other customers have to say about their experiences. 

Depending on how much internet usage your household averages, you may need different speeds (and possibly even different types of service altogether). 

For example, if you live in a household of heavy users, you may need a business-class fibre optic connection to get the speed and reliability you need. Whereas if you live in a household of light users, a basic cable connection may be sufficient. 

You’ll be pleased to know that here at Swoop, our customer support team are all based in Australia. Speak directly to our team of experts who can help. No overseas call centres.

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There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing an internet provider. But by taking the time to do your research and compare all of your options, you can be sure that you’re choosing the right provider for your needs. Follow these four simple steps and you’ll be browsing the web in no time!

Why Choose Swoop?

  • Awesome value internet, 30 day money back and no lock-in contract!
  • Unlimited data plans and the best internet performance with one of Australia’s fastest growing, Fixed Wireless networks 
  • Reliability and peace of mind with high capacity, exclusive Swoop networks and locally-hosted content 
  • Seamless NBN performance with no data caps and no overcrowding

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