Getting high-speed internet without cable or phone line could be wild though for some because these methods have been the conventional and primary source of the internet since their inception. However, with the passage of time and how technological innovation is unfolding, accessing high-speed internet is not impossible and sounds like the future of the internet.
Though some cable service providers are ruling the United States for decades such as Xfinity and Spectrum cable with their footprint in over 40 states and millions of loyal customers. But there has always been some alternative solution around, that could make a one-liner answer to the title of this article and that is Satellite. Satellite internet does provide the same or higher internet speed as well and it was always an alternate solution for a phone line and cable both.
In this article, we are going to find some more options that can enable us high-speed internet when we don’t have access to or don’t wish to pay for cable or phone line service. So, without further ago, let’s get started:
Fixed wireless internet
Fixed wireless networks have been major sources of the internet in most urban cities. Small Wi-Fi towers proceed with the transmission of internet signals throughout the cities. The signals of fixed wireless internet are the same as of that 4G, which helps in the continuous streaming of high-speed internet to all consumers.
Cell phone hotspots
Some of us already know and avail of this service at times. There is a hotspot or tethering option in the cellular phone which allows the other devices to connect with it for data or internet sharing. By using this feature you can use the high-speed internet on your or friend’s mobile. Here are some steps to switch on the data sharing feature on your mobile phone by using a hotspot:
- Open settings, go to hotspot or tethering feature and open it. Then allow the devices to connect by using a unique password.
Caution: Other connected devices can consume all of your data packages if you do have not unlimited data.
Some cable service providers give a complementary option to their customers to access wireless hotspots across the country. Spectrum and Cox are one of those internet companies that provide internet services by using wireless hotspot devices. If you have subscribed to their packages, you can enjoy the high-quality and fast speed of the internet.
Free public Internet
Different coffee shops, hotels, shopping malls, educational institutes, and libraries provide free internet services to facilitate their consumers all time. You should now forget the fact that these are not trustworthy however they do secure enough to support the internet on all connected devices. During the global pandemic COVID’19, it might not be relevant for anyone to move to our nearby free public internet spots to enjoy high-speed internet but you might just sit in your car and maintain social distancing. Again, free/open public internet is not safe, they can steal your passwords, banking, or any sensitive information too, to cause you more harm than advantage so, be vigilant and only avail it if there is no other option left.
If not anything and just to be sure of your security, you can carry a dongle device to access high-speed internet. You can use it at your home, office or even better while traveling. For avoiding any nuisance, please ensure the serviceability of your desired device in your area and if you plan on carrying it while traveling.
In the above-mentioned discussion, we have shared with you some options that you can avail of for accessing the internet without cable and/or phone line. Though, we already knew some options like Satellite as an alternate solution to it. However, in contrast to cable and satellite internet, a DSL internet connection operates at slow speed with relatively less steadiness, but it is accessible in all areas. Cable internet provides high-speed internet with a flowing connection, which effortlessly does fast downloading and uploading of content. It is functional only in some selected areas, as it might provide uninterrupted service in your neighborhood, but not at your home. Satellite internet is the best option for customers living in rural areas and towns, who do not have access to cable internet, phone, or DSL internet.