Probably the best way to find out about local internet providers is to search internet service providers by zip code. That’s what I found out when I was moving. It can be really difficult to sift through all the advertising hype. Many providers may have service in your state or city, but not all the same plans throughout the entire service area. So searching by zip code helped me to find out precisely what was available to me.
I was looking first to see if I could duplicate the internet service I now have. I love ATT Uverse, because it is unmatched for speed and quality. I really need speed, since we have HDTV, and use the internet for videos, music, webcam, and secure internet transactions with banking and shopping. I do a lot of my work online too, and want my connection to my site to be secure.
Unfortunately Uverse was not available at my new address. Verizon FiOS was available, as well as cable internet and DSL. I was very interested in FiOS because I wanted to continue to have a fiber optic connection, since it really makes a difference for me with how our family uses the internet. I like having a distortion free connection, and linking my phone, internet, and high definition TV.