*Why do we encourage 6 or 12 month payment up front and no less or more than that? First: Paying month-to-month is cumbersome. We've found 6 months works great. More than 12 months makes it harder to adjust to your changing needs. For example, you could have lower bandwidth usage than initially projected and we need to lower your monthlies. Or the opposite can happen. And there is inflation. So we prefer you to pay for less of a time span for greater flexibility and more fair billing amounts.