The Internet is considered the most important technology ever invented, and rightly so. It wouldn’t be wrong to call the internet a wheel of modern communication. Because similarly what a wheel did for ancient humans back in the day by revolutionizing the transportation means forever, the internet is a technology that has done wonders for data communication and information sharing. Today the internet is holding the entire world’s communication on its shoulders and not only communication but after the pandemic, the whole economic and education sector is also handled by the internet through remote education and work from home trends, both of which weren’t possible without the internet. But it wasn’t always like this, that’s because during its early days the internet was considered a fancy new technology which many thought will fade away over time, it’s a pity how wrong were those people.
The craze of the internet didn’t fade one single bit but kept on increasing ever since it was invented. Back in the day, the internet was limited to certain organizations including corporate firms and government agencies that used it for the sharing of sensitive data. But over time humanity realized the limitless potential of this technology, and with that, the internet’s infrastructure started growing in both area and numbers. By the early 90s internet started penetrating the regular users, and by that time Microsoft launched their infamous Internet explorer which allowed regular users to access the internet. Although, the internet reached regular people still it wasn’t efficient enough, and was expensive as well, limiting its reach to certain groups.
It further took two decades for the internet to reach 56 percent of the world’s population, a figure where it stands today. That’s because with technological advancements not only did the underlying workings of this technology improve but the internet also became inexpensive and within reach of many white collared consumers. Now high-speed internet can range from somewhere from 100Mbps to 1000Mbps. Similarly, these high speeds are available at very economical costs, take a look at Cox internet plans as an example, they are fast and come from the third biggest cable company in the country, still, they are quite cost-effective. And it’s about time that the costs of the internet should be reduced even further to make its access easy for the underprivileged section of society.
Why a Cost-Effective Internet is Important?
As we discussed that internet prices should be reduced in order to make access to it easier for everybody. A lot of people question this narrative with an argument that why a modern technology which is considered a luxury should be made inexpensive? This only goes to show the ignorance of people towards the internet. That’s because many still haven’t realized that the internet is no longer a luxury but an essential service. If we would have talked even a decade ago this argument would be valid, because back in the day internet was used as a gimmick mostly for fun activities like watching videos or playing games on it. However, times have drastically changed since then, and the pandemic is partly to be blamed for this.
Ever since the pandemic, most important activities like work and education have gone online. As people were unable to go to their workplaces or educational institutes due to lockdowns, thus alternates were found in the online world. Now many people are earning their bread and butter through the internet, plus many students’ educational career is now entirely dependent on the internet, and not all of them are financially stable. In fact, a majority of people are also going through dire economic situations due to the combination of economic recession, increasing inflation, and few employment opportunities, all of which have also originated because of the pandemic. That is why we are seeing that governments all over the world are giving grants to their citizens to remain connected to these essential services, like the internet.
Economical Internet Options
We very well realize that not everybody can qualify for the grants that the government provides. On the other hand, the internet has become something without which our survival wouldn’t be possible today. To ease this dilemma we have created this list of some of the economical internet options users can get in 2022.
Cox Internet Starter 25
Cox communication is a reputed internet service provider and also the third-largest cable company in the country, which we discussed earlier as well. Cox communication has very flexible internet plans to cater to different types of users but the plan we have today is their Internet Starter 25. This is the most basic package by Cox that offers up to 25Mbps of internet speed. This might not be a lot but is fast enough to take care of essential tasks. Users can easily work from home or take online classes on this connection. It is a perfect connection for 2 to 3 users. Coming with a data cap of 1.25TB which is more than enough. If strictly used for important purposes there is no better package than Cox Internet Starter 25, considering the astoundingly low cost at which it is available. However, customers need to sign up for a one-year contract, which is bearable considering all the advantages.
Spectrum Internet 200
Talking about the second biggest internet provider in the country, Spectrum. They are known for their high speeds, but being a high-speed provider doesn’t mean that it would come at a high price as well. Spectrum’s basic internet package starts at 200Mbps speed which is enough to consider it a high-speed connection. But this package is priced economically which allows users to subscribe to it without creating a dent in their pockets. Plus it also comes with lots of perks including a free internet modem, free internet security suite, and access to a network of hotspots. Not only this but there are no data limits and no term commitments. The speed alone makes it a perfect connection for a small household and it can also be used not only for work purposes but for gaming and streaming as well due to unlimited data. Also, multiple users can use it at the same time without affecting the performance of other tasks. A perfect connection for both work and entertainment.
Internet is an essential technology, as important as food or water. That is why there must be cost-effective options that can make it easier for an average person to afford internet services. Since, the dependence on the internet has increased even more after the pandemic, and considering the financial situation of the average buyer we have written this article to provide some cost-effective options to our readers that can allow them to subscribe to a good internet connection without spending too much.
Barry Lachey is a Professional Editor at Zobuz. Previously He has also worked for Moxly Sports and Network Resources “Joe Joe.” he is a graduate of the Kings College at the University of Thames Valley London. You can reach Barry via email or by phone.