The Best Options for Internet-Only Plans for Your Home

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The Best Options for Internet-Only Plans for Your Home

While some people like having a home phone line, for others, a landline isn’t necessary (or even wanted). In the past, you’d have to sign up for a landline in order to get Internet in your home, regardless of whether or not you used it. But that’s no longer the case. With Internet-only plans, you can get the reliable Internet you need to scroll social media and stream your favorite shows—without having to sign up for services you don’t use. Plus, you can pair your Internet-only plan with Optimum Mobile service to get discounts on the phone you do use. Here, we’ll dive into the different options for Internet-only plans. Whether you’re signing up for Internet for the first time or looking to switch from a DSL connection to a faster fiber or cable connection, we can help you find the right option for your needs.

How Do I Get Internet Without a Home Phone Line?

You can connect to the Internet through either a fiber or coaxial cable. Once the wired connection is made, you can connect to the Internet over WiFi provided by Optimum’s gateways. 

Cable Internet

Cable Internet is a high-speed connection that provides end users with a cable television infrastructure. As a result, the same network that supplies your cable TV service also allows you to access the Internet. Your Internet service provider sends a data signal into your home, specifically to your modem, via coaxial cable.

The modem then connects to your computer or router through an Ethernet wire, giving you access to high-speed Internet. You may then broadcast a WiFi signal throughout your home with a router.

Fiber Optic Internet

Fiber optic Internet, sometimes known as fiber Internet or just "fiber," is a high-speed, low-latency broadband connection that can achieve speeds of up to 5 Gig. Fiber optic Internet is a complex technology that allows data to be transmitted using light rather than electricity.

Fixed Wireless Internet

More often referred to as 5G Internet, the signal is sent directly from a communication tower to a receiver in your home. Although fixed wireless is one of the fastest types of wireless connectivity, it is not widely used.

Home Internet

5G home Internet connects you to the Internet using cellular technology, and it provides various advantages over previous generations. It is up to five times quicker than current 4G technology and has extremely low latency, which makes it ideal for streaming and online gaming. Plus, it has more spectrum and antennas than 4G, so it can support more users without losing speed. Currently, 5G is only available in a few cities, but that number is steadily increasing. 5G will become a more appealing option compared to older wired connections such as DSL as it becomes more widely available. 

Fixed Wireless

Fixed wireless connections are an excellent option for city and rural areas. They’re more widespread in urban and suburban areas than in rural locations and may fill in coverage gaps inside a metropolis. That means that if you reside in a portion of town sandwiched between the coverage regions of two major wireless providers, a fixed wireless provider may supply you with the speed you require rather than forcing you to settle for inferior options.

Can I Get Internet Only at Home?

Optimum's cable and fiber-optic Internet options offer fast Internet speeds at affordable prices with no contracts, usage limitations, or early termination penalties. We offer both cable and fiber Internet plans, and we've been working hard to expand our fiber network in order to serve more homes. Optimum Internet service is known for its high speeds and low latency.

Consider giving Optimum Internet-only plans a try. There are several packages with various Internet connection speeds. To see what's available for your home, enter your address here. You can also explore all Optimum packages on our website.

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