Tips to Lower Your Internet Bill

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Did you already use the internet today?

Unless you’re reading a screenshot of this article, then the answer is yes. You’re not alone either since 8 in 10 American adults use the internet every day.

It’s where we work, where we learn, and where we connect to the world outside our door, so our need for the internet is here to stay. That’s why even small reductions to the cost of internet can lead to serious savings over time. Use the tips below to connect more while paying less!

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First consider the benefits of fast internet speeds

Most people start with the assumption that lower internet speeds = lower internet bills. However, this assumption isn’t always true, and saving on internet costs over the long term isn’t as simple.

For example, smart thermostats can monitor your usage habits and then lower or raise themselves for peak efficiency. There are also monitors for key infrastructure like your home HVAC system that record usage and schedule maintenance appointments to help prevent costly breakdowns. Fast internet speeds can benefit you directly as well since they can make reliably working from home possible which means you can save time and money by not commuting.

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Take the Quantum Fiber speed need test

Speaking of speed, to check how much you need to take the Quantum Fiber speed need quiz. Our speed need quiz estimates how much speed you need based on measures like your typical data usage, how many devices you use, and how many people use your network. Don’t forget that extra speed is a great way to prepare for unexpected speed needs like hosting guests or adding smart devices that let you experience the features of a smart home. Activities like 4K streaming and V.R. videogames also require more data than regular streaming or online gaming, so if you or someone on your network is interested in similar activities then extra data will come in handy!

How to lower your internet bill

You’ve gauged your internet speed needs, considered your future usage, and still want to lower your internet bill. The following steps are great ways to pay less for internet!

Check your local internet providers

Internet providers all offer internet connection, but each one can offer different internet plans tailored to specific users and their needs.

For example, Quantum Fiber provides ultra-fast and reliable fiber internet. If you don’t know the difference between traditional internet and fiber internet, then now is a good time to learn about the benefits of fiber internet.

Review what each internet provider offers in your area, find the service that fits your needs best, then search for deals and discounts to save more on your internet bill. You can start by checking for Quantum Fiber availability in your area now.

Look for special offers

Most providers offer enrollment deals for customers signing up for their services, but that only scratches the surface of what is available.

Quantum Fiber Price For Life is a great example.

Price For Life allows Quantum Fiber customers to keep their internet service monthly rate for as long as they keep their plan. Internet service monthly rate subject to continued plan availability. This deal is especially valuable to people who are living somewhere long-term and have a good idea of what their needs are now and will be in the future.

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Take advantage of connectivity programs

The FCC will freeze new ACP enrollment requests on 2/7/2024. Customers are able to transfer ACP benefits from another provider to Quantum Fiber.

The FCC anticipates existing ACP funding will run out in late April 2024. Customers who are enrolled in the ACP should continue to receive their internet service discount through the end of April 2024. This date is an estimate and may change, depending on the actions and timeline of Congress.

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There are also opportunities like the Affordable Connectivity Program that allow qualifying applicants to receive a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying tribal lands.

Search for other local, state, and federal programs available to you. Also see if the providers in your area offer discounts to groups like veterans to see if you can lower your internet bill. If Quantum Fiber is available in your area then now is the time to learn more about ultra-fast fiber internet!

Affordable Connectivity Program (“ACP”): ACP is a FCC benefit program that provides eligible residential customers with discounts on broadband internet service purchased from a participating wireline or wireless providers. ACP provides a discount of up to $30 per month for eligible households and up to $75 per month for those on qualifying Tribal lands. A household is eligible for ACP if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or if a member of the household participates in certain federal assistance programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Supplemental Security Income, the Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit, Lifeline, or certain Tribal Programs. Customers must provide documentation of eligibility to enroll, and remain, in the program. The ACP discount is not transferable, and only one monthly service discount is permitted per household. Additional restrictions may apply.

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