High speed internet providers Today, internet is used for playing games, chatting, sending and receiving mails, buying and selling products, watching movies and sports, video conferencing and cloud computing. Out of this long list, some of the tasks require high speed internet. So where do get your connection from? Well, high speed internet providers are the people who will help you in setting up this type of connection. Both dial-up and high speed DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) internet requires a phone line. A dial-up connection blocks your telephone line whereas a DSL connection has split copper wires that separates internet from telephone. Cable internet on the other hand uses your cable connection to provide high speed internet service. Both, the DSL and cable are called high speed internet and have similar price features, upload & download speeds and require a high speed modem to connect to the internet. There are several internet service providers that offer their services in a myriad of plans. Every neighbourhood has at least half a dozen such providers. The choice ultimately depends on the end user. Here are some of the different types of connections. 1. DSL Internet - Digital subscriber line (DSL) is one of the most popular forms of broadband internet. It uses a telephone line, but does not block incoming calls like dial-up connection. 2. Cable Internet - A cable broadband internet uses cable setup for providing internet to the consumers. These come in two options; bundled with television or standalone. 3. Satellite Internet - It is an excellent high speed internet connection choice for consumers who do not have standard ISP's in their areas. Fibre optic internet uses optical fibre to access internet. Data packets are moved between the end user and the server via light waves. This technology was developed in the mid- seventies, but has only recently caught up with many industries including information technology. It has several advantages over copper cables in terms of speed, electrical spikes, frequent ruptures and inherent data transfer limits. The optical signal that is created with the use of a transmitter can carry information in excess of 100 Mbps.
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