Over the last 10 years, high-speed Internet service has taken off. Many consumers have ditched dial up service and upgraded to a faster connection. With the increased speed of the Internet, some big-named companies have taken advantage by investing in 4G and LTE technology.
The new technology is not cheap, with investment capital of up to $1.5 billion dollars being spent to upgrade. Companies willing to invest will be looking for ways to recoup that loss. Companies, such as Verizon, have played hardball with their union employees to reduce costs and increase their profit margins.
With the unethical business practices of companies, such as Verizon, it’s time for people to consider smaller companies to work with. Smaller companies may not have the overhead that bigger named companies have, but they have much better customer service, as they are always looking for new business and have better personal interaction.
One such company is Copper.net. Copper.net is an American-owned and operated company which started in 1997. Originally created in Mt. Vernon, Ohio as a separate Internet service from ECR Computers & Internet Services, the company branched off on it’s own as a low cost alternative for people who didn’t want to pay for unnecessary extras for “premium” online services, such as DSL.
Copper.net’s starting price for Internet services is $9.95 and is available throughout the US and Canada. They provide 100% free customer service, e-mail, virus protection, pop-up blocker, and a spam-blocker. There is no proprietary software and unlike Verizon, Time-Warner and other big named companies, they don’t track your online habits or sell e-mail or personal information to third party clients.
So, as you can see, there’s always an alternative to the big-name companies.