Let’s admit it, we are there. There will never be a world without Internet service again. Our lives depend on the rapid mode of getting information we need at a moment’s notice. And because of that our need for bigger and better internet service providers will constantly grow as our need to surf the information superhighway grows as well.
According to your age you may never have had to use “dialup”. I was glad to have it as I had nothing else to compare. There may still be remote areas that are forced to use the dialup mode. But be patient, in time, things will change to another more up-to-date one and you will be proud. The dialup (also referred to as analogue) is strictly that; Using a modem connected to your PC, users connect to the Internet when the computer dials a phone number (which is provided by your ISP) and connects to the network. Your type of internet service largely depends on where you live and what is available to you as well as how much you are willing to spend.
If you are using a cable service for your television reception, the cable companies also can provide you with internet connection that is faster than the dialup. The fee varies per month, but according to what you use your PC for, it would be wise to pay the extra bucks to get better and faster service.
Also A Cable modem is a type of internet connection that allows connection via cable TV lines. The Cable internet connection uses TV channels for data transmission. Cable internet provides fast internet access. Cable TV uses coaxial cable, which support higher bandwidth than telephone lines do according to www.computertooslow.com.
Satellite connection provides uninterrupted internet connectivity. Internet over Satellite uses a communication satellite that is on a stationary position in orbit. Due to the huge distance the data has to be transmitted, the speed of satellite is a bit lower than Broadband types of internet connections. (www.computertooslow.com)
ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscribers Line) connections is one source I know little about, but after research I find this type of connections are becoming more and more widely available and can provide an excellent internet connection.
The connections work by splitting your phone line into two separate channels, one for data (internet) and one for voice (phone calls), which means you can talk on the phone and be connected to the internet at the same time.
As there are many sources available for internet connection, there will be as many more in days to come. These mentioned are for sure 5 among many, but as I said earlier it is according to what is available in your area.
One more to mention has been around awhile and that is Fiber Optic. Fiber optics is the next generation of speed but always pay attention to whether the company touting its products is actually offering you fiber optics to your door, or simply to your local telephone exchange box. As the speed differences can be large.
Companies such as Verizon and ATT do say they offer high speed Fiber Optic service, however going to their web page and entering your zip code, you may find it isn’t true for your area. That is the problem I ran into here in my neighborhood.