Setting up internet service without a phone line is easy because the advent of non-land line internet service. Often when moving, utility companies as well as "phone required" internet providers require up to five days to establish residential or business service. Heavy weather patterns can also cause power outages that will disrupt phone services, resulting in loss of internet connections. Choosing an internet provider that does not require a phone line is often the best choice when setting up internet services.
- Clear Wire Internet Clear Wire Internet service offers wireless internet connections without the hassle of needing a phone connection. The service connects its customers to a main service tower via "Clear Wire" modems which bounce high-speed signals off the towers. Since the towers are usually placed in metropolitan locations and various areas where the most prospects have requested service, signals are easy to receive. When using a Clear Wire modem, signals are measured in "bars" to determine the strength of the Wi-Fi signals from the closest tower to the clear wire modems in the area.
- Earthlink Satellite Internet Earthlink offers several internet services such as dial-up, DSL and Satellite internet. Though the dial-up and DSL services require a direct connection to a land line-based telephone service, setting up a satellite service eliminates the need for any residential or business telephone use (if only requiring internet service). Earthlink satellite services use an actual satellite attached to the outside of any residential or business structure. The satellite signals are passed from satellites orbiting within outer space around space stations and relay the signals back to the purchased Earthlink Satellites. Earthlink then sends a bill for signal usage. These type of internet services are quite expensive, often costing atleast $400 to $600 to install and $100+ per month; however, the speed are comparable to T-1 internet connections (often used by universities and government agencies).
- Comcast Cable Internet Most residential internet users prefer the use of broadband cable internet, which is why Comcast Cable is looked upon as a hot commodity. Since Comcast has a wide network of independent installers, the ability to set up internet service can often be accomplished within minutes (usually if you can catch an independent rep plastering flyers around your neighborhood and request an immediate hook up). With Comcast, cable modems are issued along with "self-install kits" and technicians are instructed to link the modems with the Comcast towers to receive internet signals. The affordability of Comcast services are what usually cause customers to sign up for service along with the lightening fast internet speeds.