Why do you need my ZIP code before I can see the available internet services?
Anyone who’s ever shopped for internet service online knows that at some point in the process you will be asked to enter your ZIP code into a box like the one below.
Asking for this type of information upfront may seem intrusive and can be a little frustrating, but we have a good reason for asking: we want to help you find the internet provider you want.
We keep a database of which Internet Service Providers offer service in a particular area. To keep the database simple, we define each area by its ZIP code. So, to show you the internet service packages you can actually buy, we need to know which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer service in your area. The simplest way to establish that information is by asking for your ZIP code.