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A couple of years ago, I started an at home business. Since launching this exciting venture, I’ve enjoyed success. I love being able to get out of bed and immediately head to my home office in order to start my work day. Sometimes, I even work while wearing my pajamas. When I need to complete some work, I must have an internet connection. Whenever my connection unexpectedly goes down, I can’t communicate with clients or meet their deadlines. Thankfully, whenever I have a problem with my internet connection, I can reach the customer service department of my internet service provider quickly. They are always kind and willing to help me in whatever capacity they can. On this blog, you will discover the importance of securing an internet service provider with a helpful customer service staff.


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3 Things To Consider When Switching Internet Service Providers

by Arttu Salmi

Are you getting ready to ditch your old internet service provider and change to the competition? If so, there are a couple things to consider as you get ready for your installation date.

Will You Keep Your Old ISP Connection?

Think about if you have any desire to keep the existing connection to your old ISP up and running in your home because when you have a new internet service provider installed, they will likely want to go up to the main utility pole and use all of the existing lines. However, this could make it more difficult if you ever want to switch back to your old internet service providers in the future. You will need to have a technician come to your home and reconnect their cables to the correct line.

Know that you have the option for your new internet service provider to run a new line to your home, so you will have two concurrent connections. Switching ISPs in the future will be as simple as making a phone call and telling them your modem's MAC address and switching a cable, with no need for a technician to come out.

Where Will The Cable Go Into Your Home?

You'll want to put some thought into where the cable is going to come into your home for the new internet service provider. This includes the side of the house, as well as the height into the brick that the cable needs to go. For example, if you want the cable to go into your basement to connect to your modem, you'll want to pick a path for where the cable will go and relay that information to your installer. 

Where Will You Install The Modem?

Now is also the time to decide if you want a different location for your modem. Maybe you want to move the modem and router to a central location of your home so that the WiFi signal is spread out evenly. Or you may want to get the modem and router in place that has open ventilation so that the devices do not overheat. Pick the place for where these items will be located, and let the installer know so that they can run enough cable into your home to get it to the correct place. 

Reach out to your new internet service provider if you have questions or concerns about your internet installation