Having an internet connection has become as important as having electricity, water and other utilities. As such, simply picking out the one with the flashiest advertisement or the lowest price won’t be enough.

4 Things To Consider In Choosing the Right ISP

Here are 4 things to look into to help you decide on the right ISP for your home or business.


One of the most significant factors when choosing your internet service is the ‘bandwidth speed’. In simple words, it’s how fast you can download or upload data from the internet to your device, and vice versa.

For personal use or businesses, you’ll need to make sure you have the minimum required for what you plan to do, e.g., watching videos and streaming movie content, or uploading large amounts of data to ensure smooth business operation.


As long as the price is right, you should always get the latest internet medium. For now, fiber optics has a bandwidth speed that’s five times as fast as cable internet, for example.

The only problem is that not all areas will have it yet, especially in rural and some suburban locations. That said, compare which ISP have which kind of internet in your particular area or establishment.


The best package is one that has a good balance of bandwidth speed and price. Don’t assume that the lowest priced plan is the one for you. Think about how you intend to use it and the nature of your business or household. You can compare possible internet service providers at sammenlign-nu.dk to get what you need at the price you like.


Last but certainly not the least, you’ll want a dependable internet connection that you can rely on. Nothing is more frustrating than working with a connection that blinks in and out, refuses to load a video or shows you a ‘no internet’ status on your mobile phone or computer. Check a company’s SLA, or service level agreement to see just how reliable it is.

iLounge author Lucy Bennett

Lucy Bennett is a Contributing Editor at iLounge. She has been writing about Apple and technology for over six years. Prior to joining iLounge, Lucy worked as a writer for several online publications.