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Moving to Georgia

Guide to Cable TV, Mobile, and Internet Providers

Moving to Georgia?

If you're moving to Georgia, the first thing you need to do is sign up for a SmartMove account. With our service, you can get your utilities set up in just a few clicks. We'll also help you find the best deals on cable TV, Internet, and phone plans in your area.

One of the original 13 U.S. colonies, the southern state of Georgia boasts a long and fantastic history, making the state a terrific place to live. From Savannah on the East Coast to Atlanta in the North, and in every pecan and peach orchard-surrounded town in between, Georgia is waiting for you. As you prepare to move, make sure to carefully plan all the steps you need to take prior, during and after the move. And remember to take advantage of the tools available on SmartMove to help.

It doesn’t matter if you are planning to rent or purchase a new home in Georgia, using SmartMove will help you plan and execute your move flawlessly. Read on for a complete guide to moving to Georgia, including information on moving services, cable and utility providers for your new home, and important government agencies that you’ll need to find.

Best Internet Services in Georgia

When searching for an Internet provider in Georgia, you want to look for an Internet service that has high-speed Internet, strong WiFi, no data caps, strong Internet connection, and fast download speeds and upload speeds.

There are a variety of Internet options such as fiber optic. Fiber Internet is a great Internet connection option because it offers speeds up to 1 Gig (1,000 Mbps). This is ideal for large households with many devices or for businesses that need a fast and reliable connection.

Cable Internet is a type of Internet that uses the same lines as your cable TV. Cable Internet is widely available and offers speeds up to 100 Mbps. There are many cable Internet providers to choose from. 

When you're looking for a broadband or cable Internet provider in Georgia, you'll want to consider the price, the speed, and the availability.

Xfinity is one of the largest providers of Internet service in Georgia and offers speeds up to 250 Mbps. You can get their service without a contract or you can bundle it with cable TV and/or home phone service.

Spectrum also offers high-speed Internet up to 300 Mbps. You can get their service without a contract, and there are no data caps so you can use as much data as you need.

Cox offers Internet speeds up to 100 Mbps and has no data caps. You can bundle Cox Internet with other services, like cable TV or home phone, for a discounted price.

GCI offers speeds up to 25 Mbps and has no data caps. You can bundle GCI Internet with other services, like cable TV or home phone, for a discounted price.

The best Internet providers will have a modem and the bandwidth to cover multiple devices in your home.

Georgia Internet Service Providers

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Cable TV Providers in Georgia

In order to find the perfect cable TV provider for you in Georgia , you'll want to consider the type of channels that are available, the quality of the picture, the price, and any extras that come with the service.

With Spectrum TV in Georgia, you get over 60 HD channels included with your package. If you want more than that, you can add on premium movie channels or order individual pay-per-view movies and shows.

Xfinity TV from Comcast offers two basic cable packages: Digital Starter and Digital Preferred. With either package, you'll get over 140 channels, including local networks and sports channels. You can also add on premium channels, movie packages, and international channels.

Mobile Phone Plans in Georgia

Last but not least, Georgia has a variety of mobile providers to choose from. Whether you're switching services or checking that your current plan will work in your new location, you'll want a provider that offers a diverse range of plans with varying data amounts, as well as responsive and helpful customer care if you run into any issues.

Family plans with several lines and pooled data allotment are available from some providers. Others offer unlimited data plans, which can be beneficial if you use a lot of data per month. Georgia’s mobile phone operators include the same providers as above with options for mobile-only or bundling your services entirely.

Moving to Georgia: Helpful Hints

In addition to getting your digital life in order, there’s also the obvious task of physically relocating. Here are some pointers on how to migrate to a new home base in Georgia.

Selecting a Relocation Firm

If you've decided to engage a moving company, do some preliminary research so you can book their services in confidence. Start researching what companies are available in both your present and new locations six months before your relocation date. SmartMove is a free online resource that can assist you in finding and comparing Georgia moving companies.

Once you've determined which organizations are available to you, use reviews to limit down your list. Excellent customer service, reasonable pricing, and dependability are all things to look for. Book their services once you've made your decision. Complete SmartMove's free moving checklist to prepare for the rest of your trip to Georgia!

Self-Moving Suggestions

Moving yourself is an affordable alternative whether you want to save money on your Georgia move, or simply want control over your stuff from point A to point B. Before deciding to relocate, consider the following factors:

  • Do you want your family and friends to assist you with the moving of boxes and furniture, and are they available?
  • Are you, your friends, or your family physically able to relocate your things?
  • What contingency preparations do you have in place in case of inclement weather or an accident?

You can always employ local movers to assist you at the beginning and/or end of your journey.

Keep your receipts for your tax preparer whether you relocate yourself or hire a professional moving company. Check with your employer to see if they would cover your relocation charges if you are relocating for a job.

After reading our Moving to Georgia guide, you should have all of the tools and knowledge you need to make the move — and settling in— as seamless as possible.

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