I am a freshman until the end of the semester and when you are a freshman they make you live in the dorm. I guess it could be worse, but I can not wait to get out of here. I just can not get used to sharing a room with another guy. I have to think about what I can afford and I understand that I have to get on this before the point when I need it. You have to think about the cost of cheap internet service providers and whether or not you can afford to pay for it. I think that the cable company here has a student discount package that they give out. I need to look at that and make sure it is not a lot worse than it looks at first glance.You have to look at stuff like that to be sure that there is not some fine print in it that will bite your in the back side at some point.
Of course the deal you see written in big bold letters says 15 dollars a month or 20 dollars a month. However a lot of the time after you look closely at it says that this is an introductory offer. That means that it is good for three months if you sign up for a year and a half. Of course after the first part of they start jacking up the price until you are paying two or three times as much. That is what my Dad says at least. He can go on about this sort of thing for hours and he wants to make sure that I learn to look before I leap. Of course signing up for an internet package is not going to be that big of a deal I hope.
I do a personal audit of my finances every year. It was a resolution that I made to myself when I was on the brink of bankruptcy, and it has actually proven to be extremely beneficial. I have been able to cut back on some expenses, which is what happened this year for me. I was looking at a website that showcased the different energy choices that I have available to me. That might sound odd to some people because they don’t have choices like this as far as energy providers are concerned, but Texans do because it is not regulated here.
Because of that, companies can become quite competitive in order to gain more customers, which is why I always check to make sure I am getting the best possible deal. This site was extremely helpful to me because it listed more than just the company and price. While it did list those two important factors, it also has a brief description of the company, the terms for each one, and the rate per kwh. I was also able to place an order for a new service right from this site if I chose to do that.
I really liked how it gave just a basic description of the companies, and then I was able to click on a link to find out more about each company if I wanted some more in depth info on any of them. I also liked being able to see the term details, because I tend to get plans that have a 12 month duration. That fits in with my audit schedule, and I don’t have to worry about fluctuating prices either that way. This year, I saved myself several dollars per month by switching to another company, and I am also now with a company that is a lot more environmentally friendly too!
I am thinking that this is an important issue and something that deserves to be more of a priority. It seems as though internet is a necessity to me and it should regulated as though it was important to every one. Right now I have been looking for the best fiber optic prices on high speed internet. I was checking out the Fort Wayne Frontier deals and trying to figure out whether or not they have a good package. It is hard to say without having a chance to check it out in person. I like to have the internet for a bit before I make up my mind. For example the Internet I have now is mostly okay, but completely priced about twice as much as it seems like it should be. However it has a big problem called peak usage. Any internet you get is probably going to have the same issue. It boils down to the fact that the people who sell the internet are trying to make as much money as they can while investing as little as they can.
So in essence at peak use the internet just goes down to nothing. It is usually in the evening, in the time after all of the people get home and before people start going to bed for the night. Say around 9 PM you are going to have peak usage and that is when you notice that the internet starts to be terrible. There are too many people using it and not enough signal to share.It is a simple matter of supply and demand. That is probably the same reason why it is expensive. People want the internet and they do not want a crappy internet, so if you charge them for it they probably pay.