Clark Howard: Cheap ISPs

Alternative local ISPs

NOTE: Clark hasn’t tested any of these services and cannot comment on the quality of the product or its reliability. He is simply providing you the information with which to make your own decision. These services are constantly starting up and shutting down, so one that is here today may be gone tomorrow.


  • – $9.95 per month with a year contract. Make sure you can get a local access number before signing up.
  • – Internet service for $6.95 a month. Your credit card will be billed $26.80 right away, which covers three months of service plus a one-time setup fee of $5.95. If you don’t like this, don’t sign up.


  • – For residents of California. It costs just $60 a year because it is run almost entirely by volunteers.

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