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If you are in the US and you need an Internet connection, here are some tips to help you to get connected

To access to the Internet connection in the United States, you must first decide which type of service is best for you. You can choose between a telephone line connection, ADSL or wireless connection. The various operators offer services such as PSTN narrowband, broadband and fiber optics. For mobile access, you can choose between Wi-Fi, Wi MAX, or satellite Internet, not to mention the GSM / EDGE, 3G/UMTS, 3G + and LTE.

Your connection to the Internet may vary by regions. You can subscribe to a package as from $38 per month. This will allow you to surf on the web. You can also opt for packages including telephone, Internet and high-definition television. Prices vary depending on the operator and the quality of services you opt for.

Skype

Once you have an Internet connection you will be able to download software such as "Skype". This will allow you to make an unlimited number of voice and video calls for free to people who are connected. "Skype" also allows you to make calls to land-lines and mobile phones worldwide at great prices. Credit can be purchased online.

Wi-Fi

The United States has many Wi-Fi access points in all major cities networks. Commercial buildings also have their own system. Some protect their network with a password, while others allow free access to any user. You can also log in restaurants, fast-food or some public areas.

In early 2013, the U.S. telecommunications regulator suggested to create a "super Wi-Fi" national network in order to make the Internet more accessible, which should be soon implemented.

  Useful links:

Comcast wwwb.comcast.com

Century Link www.centurylink.com

Verizon www22.verizon.com

Cable One www.cableone.net

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