Below provides an example list of some of the high speed access providers featured in this section:
For the people who are new to Broadband, the term is used to describe any kind of high speed Internet access service (this includes DSL and Cable, more on this below). There are many reasons why Broadband solutions are a much better choice over a dial up modem. Read our guide to learn more about this technology.
DSL is an acronym for Digital Subscriber Line and is provided 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 but is also typically associated with lower speeds when compared to the Cable option. For more information on what it is, how it works, various configuration set-up diagrams and its main advantages and disadvantages, please read our what is DSL guide.
This is another popular option today for both homes and small businesses. With this technology, the service is carried over your cable TV line. If you already have cable TV in your house then the chances are high that your provider will also support Broadband access for an additional fee. Costs tend to be higher than with DSL but Cable often boasts much higher bandwidth's (speed). For more information on what it is, how it works, configuration set-up diagrams, and its main advantages and disadvantages, please read our what is Cable guide.
What happens if you live in a rural area where there is no Cable TV connection to your house or no support for DSL via a telephone line? 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 the connection. This solution 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. For more information on what it is, how it works, and its main advantages and disadvantages, please read our what is Satellite guide.
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Broadband solutions 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, Cable, T1, T3, Ethernet and more. You can learn more about business service solutions with our business high speed data solutions explained guide.
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Author: Mike Bragg