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Cutting the Cord 101: Getting Ready to Make the Switch

For a lot of folks, the idea of switching internet providers can be a source of anxiety. Who do you go with? What are the fees associated with it? How long will you be without Internet (staying connected is a must these days)? We get it!
 
But we’re here to alleviate some of those concerns and tell you that it doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. Keep reading to learn more about just how easy it is to break things off with your old Internet provider!
 
Things to Consider When You Switch
 
All it really takes is a little planning and preparation to make the switch from broadband to fiber Internet. A few phone calls to your current provider and a little research go a long way in making it a smooth, anxiety-proof change!
 
Here are the four things you need to do before you can enjoy faster speeds and all the streaming you can handle:
 
  1. Determine your needs.

    The Brady Bunch would probably need our top-tier service to accommodate all their devices and streaming, but a smaller family or one with lower usage levels may be fine with a lower tier.

    As you look at streaming services, a great place to start is Untangle.TV. With this free tool, just take a simple quiz about your preferred shows and movies to find out what services you’ll need to continue watching your favorites without cable.
     
  2. Evaluate termination policies.

    Your current provider may have a termination policy in place, so it’s a good idea to contact them and see what their policy is. In some cases, the termination fee may be able to be waived if the reason you're switching is because they violated the contract.

    Ultimately, it may be worth it to just pay the fee and move on.
     
  3. Pick your provider.

    You’ve got a lot of options! We’re partial to your friendly neighborhood fiber company (that’s us!), but you have choices. Look at which provider fits your lifestyle and budget best and commit!

    Not to brag, but with fiber you’ll get a lot of capacity on a reliable network at prices that compete with traditional broadband.
     
  4. Cancel your old service.

    The last step is to cancel your old service and return any equipment that you may have been renting from them. Simple, right?

    It can seem daunting until you break it down but switching Internet providers can be a painless process! Now that you know how, let’s talk about why you might want to.
 
It’s Time to Make a Change
 
The benefits of changing from a not-so-great service far outweigh the legwork that goes into doing it. Here are a few of the reasons that you might want to say goodbye to your old provider and move to a new one – like us!
 
  • Save Money. It can actually be less expensive to go with a new provider than staying in an old contract that can’t compete.
  • Improved Connectivity. With fiber, you can have better connectivity on cables that are designed to handle the bandwidth that most households consume today.
  • Better Customer Service. We’re not the big bad cable company with a phone tree that requires 10 minutes of yelling “Cus-to-mer Ser-vice!" just to talk to a real person. Yuck.
  • Availability. We’re all over Connecticut and Pennsylvania! If we’re not already in your neighborhood, let us know. We’re on a mission to get fiber to everyone!
 
Go With a Provider You Can Count On
 
It’s “a thing” to switch providers, and we get it. But it really doesn’t have to be, and it’s important that your internet provider prioritize your connectivity and customer service over profit.
 
That’s what sets GoNetspeed apart from big, national Internet providers. You need a good internet connection, especially these days with streaming, working from home and remote learning.
 
Let us show you the difference between “us” and “them”.
 
Thinking about cutting the cord? Check here to see if GoNetspeed is available in your area.
 
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Posted: 11/11/2021 8:53:09 AM


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*Estimated cost savings based on average competitor pricing. Actual savings may vary by location. Assumes monthly YouTube TV subscription fee of $64.99 a month. YouTube TV-specific savings of up to $500/year calculated by annualizing mean reported monthly spending on pay-TV of $107 and subtracting the annualized $64.99 monthly base package costs of YouTube TV. Based on a study by the Leichtman Research Group, published Oct. 31, 2018. YouTube TV is a trademark of Google LLC.