Internet services in the home have become as widespread as most utilities and are now considered a must-have. Internet service providers ISPs) vary in services offered and reliability. It is one decision that should follow a fair bit of research to choose the provider with the best prices as well as the most dependable service. Cable providers offer the internet as a stand alone service or as part of a bundle and it is usually less expensive to order it as part of a cable and telephone package. There are usually a lot of promotions available that will lessen the cost. Lately, more phone companies are also offering internet service that during this roll-out period is a lot less expensive but will likely rise fairly quickly. A quick internet search should reveal the local providers, their pricing, and any deals that they are currently offering.