Getting a good high-speed Internet connection can be expensive and some people struggle with the cost. In part 1 of this article, we looked at some ways you could reduce your Internet expense.
Today, in part 2, we have even more cost-cutting advice.
- Take Advantage of Free, Public WiFi
Public WiFi isn’t necessarily an ideal way to stay connected but it does offer a good short-term alternative to home internet. A host of businesses and public spaces offer free internet access including public libraries, airports and McDonalds.
If you are connecting to public WiFi, be smart while you browse the internet. Public WiFi tends to be unencrypted which makes it easier for hackers to gain access to everything you’re doing on the internet. Keep yourself safe by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) and making sure the websites you visit use HTTPS (which is more secure than HTTP). There are several free VPN options such as TunnelBear.
- Have Cable? Use a Hotspot From Your Cable Provider
If you happen to have cable television but not internet, you might be able to benefit from your cable provider’s free WiFi hotspot service. According to a report from Heavy Reading, the cable industry has launched over 17 million hotspots.
Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable offer their subscribers the ability to connect to their ‘CableWiFi’ network. Hotspots are located nationwide and let cable subscribers use internet for free.
You don’t have to passively stand by and forgo internet access because of you assume that internet is too expensive. If you find these tips helpful, let us know in the comment box below.
~ Alice Williams