Project Chapter 3

3) Visit the Websites of a cable providers, DSL provider, and satellite provider to obtain information on their internet services.

         DISH

Features and Benefits:

o   Bandwidth, speeds up to 10 Mbps, TV and Internet are combined, stream HD movies, run apps, no interruptions

Cost:

o   $39.99-$79.99 (depending on plan and area)

Downside of selecting Dish:

o   2 year commitment/contract with early termination fees

o   speeds determine where your area is

o   Internet is a new product for DISH so it may not be as great as other providers.

 

         Verizon High Speed Internet

Features and Benefits:

o   1.1 to 15 Mbps

o   1-year promo rate. Regular rate is $34.99.

o   Verizon home phone service required.

o   Setup: Activation: Waived.

o   Modem w/ WiFi: $59.99 one-time purchase

 

Downside of selecting Verizon High Speed Internet:

o   Only available in 10 states including: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia

o   Have to have a Verizon Home phone plan

         HughesNet Features and Benefits (based on Superior WI area)

  Option 1: 49.99/mo

         Download speed: 5 Mbps

         Upload speed: 1 Mbps

         GB/month of data: 10 GB

  Option 2: 59.99/mo

         Download speed: 5 Mbps

         Upload speed: 1 Mbps

         GB/month of data: 20 GB

  Equipment Options:

         Lease: $99.00 upfront then $9.99 monthly fee

         Buy: $399.98 then no monthly fee