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Compared to DSL, Cable, Satellite, T1, T3, adsl and other high speed internet connections, Dial Up is the most basic method to connect to the Internet. It is quite slow, with a maximum speed of 56 kbps, and the quality of the Internet connection is not always good. [Read More!]
Idsl provides DSL technology over ISDN circuits. The main benefit of IDSL is that it supports users that are outside the normal distance limitations from the telephone CO (Central Office). IDSL uses an ISDN circuit and runs at the same speed as ISDN. However, it has one main benefit over ISDN; it has an "always-on" Internet connection. This, combined with the fact that the cost is the same, makes IDSL a much better high speed internet download solution. [Read More!]
Satellite Internet service is ideal for those who can not be reached by other Internet connection types. Satellite internet has come a long way since its conception and now is more reliable than ever. It relies on geostationary satellites that orbit above the equator at the same speed as the earth's rotation and, thus, appear to be stationary to the ground. The introduction of increased bandwidth capabilities through the use of broadband technologies and IP spoofing techniques allow these satellites to be used for high speed internet access. [Read More!]
Cable lines run over the cable providers existing cable through a cable modem. A cable modem can run at high speeds, with a maximum of 2 Mbps download, typically running between 500 Kbps and 1 Mbps, and with uploads between 128 Kbps and 500 Kbps. However, cable modems have a few significant downsides. The main problem with cable internet is the fact that users must share bandwidth with other users. This means that, at peak times, users may experience extreme low speeds and ping times. [Read More!]
ADSL is most often targeted at home and small business users. It is called asymmetric because more of its bandwidth is devoted in the downstream direction than in the upstream direction. The main reason for this is most Internet applications require high speed internet download bandwidth while user requests and responses are small and require little bandwidth. ADSL runs anywhere from 608Kbps to 1.5Mbps downstream and 128Kbps to 384Kbps upstream. [Read More!]
SDSL uses a single twisted-pair line, carrying 1.544Mbps in each direction. It is called "symmetric" because the data is the same in both directions, downstream and upstream. ISPs provide different service plans based on the data rate; they range from 194Kbps dedicated to 1.544Mbps dedicated. SDSL will support small and medium sized businesses. For those businesses and residential users who do not need a high speed internet upstream, ADSL will be a better solution. [Read More!]
DSL technology is an advanced broadband internet access method that uses ordinary, copper telephone lines to carry high speed bandwidth, two-way data, voice and video communications. This technology is a significantly faster, always-on internet connection with no dial-up, busy signals or dropped connections. [Read More!]
T1 is a term for a digital carrier facility used to transmit DS-1 formatted digital signals at 1.544 Megabits per second. A T1 is made up of 24 digital channels. Most small Internet providers have a T1 (or a fractional T1) line as their connection to the Internet. A full T1 should accommodate from one to over 200 users and other services from an Internet service provider (ISP). For those whom a T1 is not necessary, fractional T1s are available. They simply use a fraction of the total channels available for a full high speed internet T1 line. [Read More!]
T3 is a group of 21 T1's combined together to form a circuit. This T3 circuit is capable of 44.736Mbps both upstream and downstream. Fractional T3s are available to those who need high speed internet downloads and uploads faster than a T1 but who do not need a full T3 line. [Read More!]
OC3 is an optical carrier used for transferring extreme amounts of data. OC3 operates with SONET (Synchronous Optical NETwork). SONET was created to handle the gigabit/second data rate needed for the expansion of broadband and the Internet. As OC3 has such a high data rate, it is mainly used for large businesses with thousands of users ... [Read More!]