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Evaluating Internet Options for Your Home

By Inside Columbia
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Editor’s Note: The following content is a paid advertorial.

Being connected to the internet is essential in today’s world, and there are a variety of selections to choose from for any household. While some people are starting to make the switch to a fiber internet connection, there are other options, including DSL, cable and 5G fixed wireless internet.

DSL is the oldest and slowest internet option, as it connects through a phone line. This is used for basic tasks including browsing the web and checking emails.

The next option is cable. While this option can be much faster, you don’t get symmetrical upload speeds similar to what is offered through Socket fiber.

For the fastest and most reliable option, consider fiber internet. It has a longer shelf life than the competition, which means fewer repairs and replacements to old cable, which also reduces carbon emissions. Fiber is not only the most reliable, but it has no data caps, no contract and is not impacted by weather. You’ll easily be able to stream high-definition videos and connect multiple devices. As it becomes more widely available, fiber internet is becoming more affordable. If it is not available in your neighborhood, you can visit Socket’s website and express your interest in having fiber in your neighborhood.

Zach BrittainZach Brittain, Socket Telecom, LLC

Since 1994, Socket Telecom LLC has been providing internet services to local Missouri communities. As the demand for high-speed internet has grown, so has Socket.

Today, Socket continues to innovate and grow, while keeping its commitment to provide local, dedicated customer care. Zach Brittain, aerial lineman, says Socket stands out for its customer satisfaction and quality of service. “We respond to our customers promptly and build great rapport within the community to better serve our customer base,” he says.

Socket is always striving to lead the industry in fiber services and works diligently to provide its customers with the best services.

Contact Socket Telecom LLC at 800-762-5383 or

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