Your largest bill is likely your first one. Setting up internet service often comes with a few starter fees. Sometimes providers will include an activation fee in the installation costs, others might charge separately. Activation fees are typically around $10. If you opt to purchase your internet service over the phone instead of online, there's a fair chance the agent will waive some initial fees.
Installing your internet service costs money, too. Installation fees can cost up to $200. Self-installation is the cheaper end of the spectrum — it's free with providers like CenturyLink but could cost you as much as $35 with AT&T. If you self-install, you'll receive everything in the mail and follow instructions to plug in and connect your service. Professional installations are sometimes required and always more expensive ($50-$200). Many promotional packages for new customers waive the installation fees, and if you don't see a deal online, we'd recommend calling a representative.