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High Speed Internet Services and Providers

Broadband high speed Internet service has become almost common place in homes across North America and in many other countries around the world. Just 10 years ago consumers started to embrace the Internet and a small percentage of homes were paying $10 a month for dial-up service. In a relatively short period of time we have seen a huge shift from dial-up service to Broadband Internet service of one type or another. This has been made possible by the incredible leaps that Internet service providers have made technology wise, and in some cases in their improved infrastructure. The availability of Internet access increases every year. Rural areas that may have never considered such a service now have options like Satellite service, helping to make North America connected.

This section of our site provides informational resources for our visitors who want to learn more about this technology, what the options are and how they work. Use the below navigation to access either residential services or business service information, depending on your needs, or simply scroll down the page.

Residential Internet Service Options

  • Learn about DSL, Cable, and Satellite options.
  • Read user submitted reviews for many providers.
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Business Internet Service Options

  • Reliable Internet service is important for a business.
  • Learn about different options available to business.
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Residential High Speed Internet Service Options and Providers

What is Broadband High Speed Internet Service and Why Use It?

For the people who are new to broadband high speed internet services (often referred to as simply Broadband Internet) you may be wondering what it is. The term Broadband is used to describe any kind of high speed internet access service (this includes services such as DSL and Cable Internet service, more on this below). There are many reasons why Broadband high speed internet service is a much better choice over your dial up modem. To learn more read our what is Broadband guide.

What is DSL High Speed Internet Service

DSL is an acronym for Digital Subscriber Line and is a technology that provides a broadband internet service over ordinary copper telephone lines. This type of service is typically targeted at the residential market but can also be an option for small businesses. DSL is generally considered the lower cost option for broadband Internet service but is typically associated with lower speeds when compared to the Cable Internet option. For more information on DSL internet service, what it is, how it works, various configuration set-up diagrams and its main advantages and disadvantages, please read our what is DSL internet guide.

What is Cable Internet Service

This is another popular option today for both homes and small businesses. With this technology, the broadband Internet service is carried over your cable TV line. If you already have cable TV in your house then the chances are high that your TV provider will also provide high speed Internet access for an additional fee. Costs tend to be higher than with DSL service but Cable often boasts much higher bandwidth's (speed). For more information on cable Internet service, what it is, how it works, configuration set-up diagrams, and its main advantages and disadvantages, please read our what is cable internet guide.

What is Satellite High Speed Internet Service

What happens if you live in a rural area where there is no Cable TV connection to your house or no support for a DSL service via a telephone line and you want a high speed Internet service? This is where a Satellite Internet service can be a good option. A Satellite link is used, from a mounted Satellite dish at your residence to an orbiting Satellite and then back down to a station on Earth, to provide an Internet connection. This service tends to be costly due to the infrastructure used and can be limited in bandwidth. This technology suffers from an inherent delay, which is OK for data transfer but can cause issues if you are considering a VoIP phone service solution. For more information on satellite Internet service, what it is, how it works, and its main advantages and disadvantages, please read our what is satellite internet guide.

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Business Internet Service Solutions

High speed Internet service for businesses come in many different flavors in terms of the physical interface used to transport the data, the data speed available to you and of course the cost. Solutions for businesses include DSL service, cable internet service, T1, T3, Ethernet and more. Learn more about business internet service solutions with our business high speed data solutions explained guide.

If you are not sure what is best for you simply request a quote using the form below and we will find the best high speed internet providers based on your particular requirements and location.

 

Author: Mike Bragg

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