High Speed Internet – Are You Getting Ripped-Off By Your Provider?

A few decades ago, the internet was not as common as it is now. In fact, the usage of the internet is rising by the day. Today, you are, perhaps, so dependent on internet that if you are told to spend a day without your internet connection, you will consider it a stiff punishment. Even your school going children may not agree to spend a day without using the internet.

As time is passing by, people are demanding high speed internet more than ever before. The service providers are also happy to capitalize on this situation as it suits them the most. While a large number of people are not quite happy with the high speed internet they have, not many bother to do anything concrete about it.

Last week I happened to meet my friend Jack in the super market. We had met for a few hours and we sat down in a restaurant to have coffee together. We had a long chat too. Jack told me how he had been ripped off on his internet bill by his provider.

After coming home, I kept pondering over our discussions that evening. I did feel that providers were indeed fleecing their customers due to the latter’s ignorance in this relatively new field.

I soon realized that when it comes to high speed internet, most of the people around, including me, are really in the dark. We mostly go by what others say. If I am not satisfied with my high speed internet, I would only complain about it. At the most, I may go by someone’s advice and subscribe to a more expensive package available with my provider. I was told that I would get better speeds in uploading and downloading content if I went to a more expensive package.

Well, I did some research three days ago and learned that things are not as difficult as they appear to be on this front. I checked my internet package to find out the download speed (in megabits per second or Mbps) for which I was paying my service provider. Next, I connected my internet and logged into a site that checks internet speeds. The website gave me the actual download speed that I was getting. The huge gap confirmed that I had also been getting ripped off by my service provider.

With A phone call and some hard talk with my provider, I am now getting a much better download speed on my high speed internet. What about you?