Wednesday, October 23, 2013
I often hear of friends complaining about their very slow internet connection, reporting of very slow speeds that it takes an eternity to load pages and even impossible to download things. But which internet service to choose? Here are some of your options: dial-up, broadband, or dsl. So what's the difference?
Dial-up: In terms of speed, dial-up is considered the slowest, with 56kbps top. It also makes use of your phone dial tone so you either miss or can't make calls while on dial-up connection, unless of course you have a call waiting or a modem-on-hold software. Although slow, it is the cheapest internet service there is. I also kind of missed the beeping sound it makes when it starts to dial up. It just sounds very classic!
Broadband: If you need higher speeds for gaming, making download and video streaming, this type of connection is ideal, with download speeds up to 12Mbps. DSL or Digital Subscriber Line is actually a type of broadband connection that is dependent on your telephone company. With that, it means that is uses phone lines. There is also Cable, which as the term suggest, obviously runs on your cable connection. Then there is the satellite broadband service, which boasts of even faster speeds.
So if you need a faster internet connection, check out the different internet service providers first and see if high speed connections are available in your area. With the ever increasing demand for faster broadband connections, chances are these ISPs are also trying to keep up, offering faster than ever internet services. The list can go on... and the terms can be confusing too. So check. Try to make a survey too of other internet users in your area. This will really help you in deciding what will suit your needs.