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How To Choose The Right Internet Provider

Jaroš Vyhňák
Are you moving to the new place and you need to get a new Internet provider? Are you unsure which one to get? Let us help you with that.

he time has come. You moved to Denmark, you ditched the dormitories with all their rules and unstable internet connection. You have a nice apartment somewhere in a city, yet there are a million things to handle before you are all set up. The internet is one of them.

Continue reading to find out more about your options when it comes to the internet and internet providers.

1. Easy way

The first option you can choose is not doing anything. If you are living in the dormitories, it is not really your choice. The dorms have their contracts and they just let you connect. You can also go with a similar approach while living in a private apartment in the city. All the apartments have some kind of connection, so you can just continue subscribing the same provider.

It is an easy way, however, there is no guarantee that this set up is suitable for you.

2. What to do when choosing the right provider?

When it comes to choosing the right provider, I would advise going through a couple of steps before choosing. The reason why is that you will get the best connection suited for your needs. But also because internet providers like to make contracts for at least 6 months. In many cases, they sell you or lend you the hardware needed such as router or cables.

I am sure you can get out of the contract, but that kind of hassle is way stressful than thinking about your option beforehand.

Figure out what kind of internet speed you need

Before starting to browse all the options you can choose from, you really need to figure out what kind of bundle you need. Most of the Danish internet providers can cover you, but the devil is in the details. Ask yourself these questions.

  1. How many connectable devices do you have in your household?
  2. How many people can use the internet at the same time?
  3. How often do you use the internet for
  1. Browsing, social media, email
  2. Streaming music and watching videos (and in what quality)
  3. Playing video games online

If you wish to get a better overview of what internet speed do you need, feel free to check this link.

Check which provider can cover your address

Now when you have an idea of how fast the connection you need, it is time to find out which provider can help you. You are usually restricted by the companies which are covering the area of your residence.

You can find out by writing down your address into the searching engine on this web. Once you do so, you will get a list of all the companies operating in your address and all their possible bundles.

Now it's time to search for the right offer.

Find the perfect bundle for you

When it comes to choosing the right offer, there are 3 main factors I personally look into.

  1. The download speed

The amount of information you can receive from the web. This important especially for downloading files, loading the websites, streaming the music and viewing the videos.

  1. The upload speed   

Represents how fast you can transfer your data to the internet. Used mainly for sending emails, sending files to other people, video chat or online gaming.

  1. Price

Aside from the performance of the connection, you need to consider your own finances. Especially in the beginnings. However the internet in Denmark isn't that expensive in comparison to other things, so I would advise to putting price as a last factor.

Finishing touches

Now all that is left to do is to contact the provider, you have chosen. Subscribing for the bundle of your choice and wait for them to come to help you with the installation of the hardware. Keep in mind though, that the companies are quite busy, so you might be forced to wait some time, before getting your internet settings. However, till that time you can consider using your mobile data as your secondary source of internet.

Thank you for the reading and we hope you learned something new today and that we managed to help you with your future choice.

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Jaroš Vyhňák
My name is Jaro and I'm the co-founder of SSG. I study MSc at Aarhus University in International Business Consulting. At SSG, I work with data analysis and reporting.
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