The internet may have come and gone, but we’re still living in the days of broadband.
The cost of that service is far higher than the cost of traditional phone service, which means many people will be left without an internet connection as they search for work.
So, what’s the problem?
And what can be done about it?
Read moreIn a series of articles that will appear in print over the next few weeks, we’ll be analyzing a number of areas related to the cost and availability of broadband, the state of the internet in America, and the way the FCC is handling it.
In this first article, we want to focus on what is the cost to connect to the world.
The second article will address the state and status of the American internet.
We’ll also explore the future of cable television.
Finally, we will look at how the FCC’s attempt to regulate internet access is playing out in the courts.
The cost of broadbandThe cost to provide access to broadband services varies widely by provider, but the cheapest broadband packages are available for a few dollars a month.
For example, the cheapest plan on Comcast’s web site is $60 a month for three months.
That includes the $5 a month fee for basic internet service and a $10 a month data cap that slows down data speeds.
If you sign up for a $40 plan, for example, you’ll pay $90 a month to use the network.
Comcast is also offering a “paid Internet package,” which includes a modem, hotspot and internet connection, but that’s a much more expensive package, costing $30 a month per line.
AT&T and CenturyLink have similar plans for about $30.
A similar service is available from other major providers, like Verizon, Comcast and Frontier.
Those plans have monthly prices that range from $20 to $70 a month, depending on which service you use, but Verizon and Frontier offer a much cheaper plan with a two-year contract.
A closer look at the costs of the various providers of broadband in the U.S.
Comcomcast is the biggest player in the industry, and it has a good track record.
Its recent net neutrality rules are widely supported by the public, the FCC and Congress.
The rules prevent internet providers from blocking or throttling websites, and they prevent them from making paid prioritization services like internet speeds.
The FCC and a federal court struck down the FCC rules, but other countries like China have not been so lucky.AT&T’s and Centurylink’s plans offer little to no competition, although they do offer more affordable options.
Both offer plans with speeds up to 100 megabits per second, though CenturyLink offers speeds up from 20 megabit to 80 megabites.
AT & T has plans that offer speeds up 50 megabets.
In addition, the companies have different pricing strategies.
AT is more aggressive about charging customers $10 to $20 a month more per month for basic services, and Centurylinks is more conservative.
CenturyLink’s plans are also cheaper.
Verizon’s plans have more modest prices, but their prices are higher than AT&ts and CenturyLinks, and most other providers.
AT customers get more services.
Composite plansThe cost for a basic package is typically about $60 per month, which includes the modem, wireless router, hotspots and internet access.
That package also includes internet access for $10.
AT, CenturyLink and Frontier customers get the full internet package, with the modem included, as well as an internet plan.
Verizon’s packages are slightly cheaper than AT <&amp;t, but not as expensive as Frontier.
Commerzbank offers a $20 internet package for one year.
AT’s is for four years.
AT has plans for $50, Frontier has plans of $70 and Verizon has plans starting at $90.AT &”T and Frontier also offer plans for an additional $40 a month which includes internet service for $20, hotsphere, data cap, and data usage allowance.
AT also offers $50 for a second internet package and a monthly data cap.
Complex plansThe next generation of internet is a “multi-stream” model that allows customers to use a device such as a laptop, tablet or smartphone to access the internet and other services.
ATs plan offers more than a dozen different services.
For a full list of the features, including speeds and data caps, visit the AT< &lt; T plan.
Frontier offers a similar plan, but also includes an unlimited data plan.
Comms packages and servicesThe next-generation internet is not yet available, but some companies are already offering plans that will allow customers to access their internet from anywhere in the world, at a very affordable price.
The first of these services, the Frontier Mobility plan, is