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3 ways to dramatically lower your Internet bill

3 ways to dramatically lower your Internet bill
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A few years ago, a cable technician was working on the lines outside my house. When I mentioned I was paying for the company's top-tier Internet service, he snorted and said, "Why? You can't get that tier of service with these lines."

It was a lesson to me: We have to always be on guard in dealing with these large cable and Internet companies. In this case, after I raised heck, the company ended up running a dedicated line to my house.

There are big legal battles in the news these days between these companies; and when there are big legal battles, it means big bucks are at stake.

Let's remember that we the customers are the ones generating those big bucks, and we have to be smart about what we're paying and why.

Leaving aside our cable TV bills, which are always going up, there's the costs we pay for simple Internet access. Those are high and always going up, too. Several studies have noted that the U.S., among developed nations, pays more for Internet - and gets the slowest speeds.

No wonder that a lot of us are trying to figure out a way to lower our Internet bills. I've got three suggestions.

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