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Powering Up in DFW
Your Guide to Getting Connected
Published on: June 17, 2024
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Moving to the Dallas-Fort Worth area (DFW)? Hold off on unpacking for a minute! Before you dive into exploring this exciting metroplex, let’s get you connected to the internet and cable. This guide will equip you to navigate DFW’s internet and cable scene, ensuring you’re streaming, browsing, and watching shows quickly.

First, check your new place. Many apartment complexes or planned communities might already have partnerships with internet and cable providers. This can simplify setup and potentially offer bundled discounts that save you money.

When it comes to internet, DFW has several options. Spectrum provides cable internet with various speed tiers, a cost-effective option for moderate internet needs. AT&T, a reliable national provider, offers a mix of DSL and fiber optic plans, making them a good choice for most areas. Frontier is another provider with various plans depending on your location. The holy grail for some, Google Fiber, offers blazing-fast fiber optic internet, perfect for streamers, gamers, and anyone who craves a lag-free online experience. However, Google Fiber isn’t available in every part of DFW, so check their availability map.

Cable TV is still an option for some households. Here’s a breakdown of the primary cable providers: Spectrum Cable, often bundled with Spectrum internet, offers a wide variety of channels. DIRECTV, a satellite TV provider, offers a large channel selection for those in areas with limited cable availability. Dish Network, another satellite TV provider, offers competitive pricing and customizable channel packages.

Choosing your provider depends on your specific needs and budget. Consider how much you stream, game, or download. Fiber optic plans are ideal for heavy internet users. Compare pricing plans and bundled options for cost savings. Not all providers offer service in every area, so check their availability maps. Do you need unlimited data? Does the cable package offer your favorite channels?

Once you’ve chosen your provider, setting up service is usually easy. Most companies allow you to schedule installation online or by phone. Have your new address and a valid form of ID ready.

With a little research and planning, you’ll be surfing the web, catching up on the latest shows, and staying connected with loved ones in no time. Welcome to DFW, a city where staying connected is just as important as exploring its diverse neighborhoods and sunny climate.