4 Easy Ways to Save Hundreds of Dollars on Your Internet Bill

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Editor's Note: This story comes from CableTV.com.

Whether you’re streaming hit shows like “Poker Face” or downloading the latest PlayStation and Xbox games, having a good internet plan is more important than ever. At the same time, internet service provider (ISP) plans are becoming more complicated and expensive.

But this doesn’t mean you must settle for slow internet or a high bill. Use these four easy tips to lower your monthly internet bill and save money.

1. Get a lengthy price guarantee

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Many ISPs use the same trick to get customers in the door: Offer a low price for your first 12 months before doubling it in year two.

If you’re currently shopping for internet service, look for ISPs offering multi-year price guarantees or internet plans with no contracts or price increases. With ISP price guarantees, you’ll lock in your internet price and won’t have to pay more down the road.

AT&T, Google Fiber, and Verizon are some of the biggest ISPs with great multi-year price guarantees.

2. Stop renting equipment

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ISP modem and Wi-Fi router rentals might be convenient, but if you’re trying to trim your bill, they should be the first thing to go out the window. You won’t have to pay monthly rental fees once you buy a Wi-Fi router and an internet modem.

We’re really partial to the Arris G34 modem/router, which reaches gigabit speeds and features the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology for under $200. You’ll more than pay for it in less than two years.

3. Get free internet with discounts

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If a member of your household is enrolled in a government assistance program like Supplemental Security Income or Medicaid, you may be eligible for subsidized or free internet service through the Lifeline program. Participating ISPs include Verizon, AT&T, and Cox.

Visit our low-income internet guide to learn more about Lifeline and other internet discounts.

4. Jump ship to a new provider

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Are you tired of your current ISP and ready to try something new? There’s never been a better time to shop for internet service, as ISPs regularly pull out the stops (free Max subscriptions! $200 gift cards, and more!) to get new customers. Plus, you can stack even more discounts when you bundle cell phone or TV service with your internet plan.

Head to our internet deals page for the lowdown on the best ISP savings.

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