Affordable Broadband Connectivity Options

Technology today has available various option that you can consider when seeking for ways to cut broadband costs. Below are three viable options you can try.

Affordable Broadband Connectivity Options

  1. Tethering

We are in the age of wireless connectivity which is even how we access the internet, and we are enjoying this thanks to the smartphones. All you need is a working cellular data connection, and you can tether that link to your computer or laptop and establish internet access.

Earlier on, iPhone users spent around 20 bucks more on their monthly cellular bill to have their carriers include a tethering plan. Things were somewhat free for the Android user with some phones requiring a third party app for the tethering service. Today, the game is entirely different, with most of the latest alloying you to establish tether at no cost apart from that of buying cellular data.

  1. Mobile Broadband

Mobile broadband borrows from internet access using mobile phones. You still will need to have a working cellular data, but you will use a special mobile device that you plug into the computer to establish a mobile internet connection. The gadget may as well create a Wi-Fi connection (hotspot) for wireless connectivity.

Most mobile hotspots are offered via prepaid plans where you can enjoy internet access on a pay-as-you-go. Some internet providers will charge around $14 per GB of data and user can opt to buy data that can suffice for as little as a week. The downside of this is the internet is unavailable once the paid for period expires or the data package is depilated. As such, consider investing in a hotspot device that you can connect to once your cellular data is finished; the gadget can cost around $100 or more.


  1. Public Wi-Fi

Think of the public Wi-Fi as public hotspot connectivity that you can enjoy are various designated places as is the case with some establishments such as Starbucks. You can use phone apps designed to identify public Wi-Fi spots.

You may want to try to find out if your cell provider or ISP also have designated hotspot locations. Some of the ISPs such as Optimum and AT&T provide maps of their free hotspots. You can also check your provider’s service contracts to check if they included some free Wi-Fi spots.

Keep in mind that you may have to subscribe to some of the hotspots. You can use the Wi-Fi mapping or identification app to know which connections require a subscription and which are free.

All of these things can help you save on broadband. So, get started and cut down on costs.


Lynne Huysamen

Mommy to a pigeon pair, blogger and online marketer. Lover of chocolate, good books and buckets of coffee.

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