If we are looking to buy an internet connection, there are several things we should decide first. One is what speed will we want, second is how much are we prepared to pay and thirdly who are thebroadband providers in my area? You may already know the speed you would like but will have to check with each of the different providers to see if they can provide that speed at a price which is within your budget. The easiest way to find this out is to go online where there are websites which, once you enter your post code, will display all the different internet providers in that area along with the different packages that each have to offer and the prices each are charging for those packages. When deciding what speed you would prefer, you must bear in mind how many devices will be using the internet connection as each device will make the service slower. You may for instance have a desk top computer, a laptop, a hand held device and an Xbox, all of which, if they are in use at the same time, will make the internet connection slower. If you feel you therefore need a speed of 5 MBPS in order to watch Netflix without continuous streaming, you will want a faster speed than just 5MBPS if the other devices are going to be in use at the same time. Speeds like these are generally available throughout the UK, even in the most rural of areas but in the towns and cities, much faster speeds will also be available. These faster speeds are not really of great advantage to a household but are essential for businesses as many businesses will connect lots of devices to the same internet connection. As these businesses still need all of those devices to work fast and efficiently, they will often get the fastest internet service available, regardless of the price. A household on the other hand will take in mind the cost of the connection but as the prices in the UK are reasonable, especially when compared to the prices in some other countries, price is rarely a deciding factor when choosing the speed you want delivered to your home. Although not really needed, in South Korea, as the prices of the internet are so cheap, the average speed for a connection there is just US$20 per month for 1GMPS. That is a similar story in Hong Kong where the average speed is also 1 GBPS but there, again the price is cheap at just US$26 per month. Although we may not have the fastest or cheapest internet connections in the work, in the UK we are still fortunate in so far as we have a choice when it comes to internet providers as there are many countries where only one provider caters to the whole country, affording the people in that country, no option but to get their connection from that one source.