Why are we paying so much for the Internet? (Updated 2023)

Article update 1-25-2023.

I started the Columbus Financial Coach back in late 2011 and saw the future of the media players. Back when it was Roku, Tivo, and a few other media player devices. Today the media players will replace the cable & telephone companies hold in our society.

Great Devices at Amazing Prices 

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Right now, we have the Amazon fire stick, Android devices, Google Chromecast, and Roku are the king of alternative entertainment and cable TV is a dying breed. I would like to ask this question cable & telephone companies Why is the internet so expensive 2023? If you like this article share on Facebook and Instagram.

They Stated There Own Steaming Service 

So, what does the cable & telephone companies do to save their own hide? The cable & telephone companies start to overcharge us the consumer for internet access to otherwise cheap media. So, what can consumers do to fight back? 

Why changing So Much for Basic Services?

I feel a fair price for the internet would be $40 to $60 per month, but these cable & telephone companies are charging people as high as $100 per month. I am not talking about the cheap introductory specials.

What Steps We Can Do Change Fight Back?

What can we do? What can we do is share your access with your neighbors or community. Have an internet co-op program and pay a smaller monthly fee. Let' face it you need a 1 a gigabyte per second (1000 Mbps) access with the new Docsis 3.1 modems, then you will have to pay for access. But I am sure like most of us that a 60 to 100 Mbps speed is more than enough for you and your family.

Often without buying special equipment, pick up your neighbor's WiFi signal. And if you need to buy special equipment. They have long-range routers that can broadcast more channels so you can have more users on at the same time. The long-range routers and external high gain antennas for routers that can increase your range. 

You even can buy a long-range USB WiFi adapter with a high gain antenna attached. Another solution would be using a WiFi extender that acts like a repeater that picks up the signal rebroadcasts WiFi signal. The Internet is the gateway to the web, entertainment, and telephone services, so don't be taken advantage of by the cable company. If the cable company wants to overcharge you go and out-think the cable company. Leave a comment would you be interested in starting a low cos internet co-op.

What Else Can Do to Share Interest?

It's 2022 and there is even easy way to share with your neighbors. You can can use a mesh router and with pods it acts much improved Wi-Fi extender.  Meaning you can share even easier. 

Derek P. Bliedung
Columbus Financial & Success Coach

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