Article: What would it take to become your own internet provider… and would it be cheaper?

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What would it take to become your own internet provider… and would it be cheaper?

Even though there are over 2,000 internet service providers (ISPs) in the U.S., it can often seem like options for cheap internet service are limited. Due to the Telecommunications Act of 1996, plus geographical boundaries or limited funding and resources, plenty of Americans have access to two or fewer options for residential internet. And the options they can access are sometimes far from reasonably priced.

If you’ve tried all the providers in your area and just can’t seem to find a good fit, you might start wondering, “What’s stopping me from being my own internet service provider?” We’ll show you how you can make that dream a reality, what is involved and if it’s worth it.

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