Availability - is the desired service available at your
Available options with good and bad features include:Local
dial up with phone company (local isp) - While this many times is the
simplest, often times, they are the most costly and support can be an
issue. Speeds are typically the slowest at 26k to 56k connection speeds.
Software file compression- If you only have 26k dialup isp
connections available to you or you want to speed up your DSL connections,
this is an important option you should take a look at. With this type of
software you can increase your internet connection speeds by as much as
five times for very little money. Popular software products that
accomplish this are ActiveSpeed, PropelAccelerator, Dr. Speed, and
SuperSpeeder, Highly recommended solution to increasing your browsing
Local dial up with national firm - This is by far the most
popular with companies like AOL, People PC, Juno, EarthLink, and Netzero
providing this service to millions of users. These certainly are the most
cost effective and provide excellent 24/7 support. With the high speed
upgrade options you can approach 112 k speeds. If the company has a local
or toll free number available in your area, then this alternative provides
the lowest cost isp internet connection.
Cable connection - If cable TV is available in your area,
many firms also provide an internet connection for an additional fee.
Requires special cable modem. Speeds are anywhere from 512k to 10Mps.
DSL or digital service line - Many local phone companies
are providing this service to selected areas. Requires installation of DSL
modem on your computer and speeds typically are from 512k to 9Mps. The
distance from the local hub also affects your speed. You will pay 2 to 3
times the costs of basic dial up.
Broadband - Is a term loosely thrown around that is
applied to a DSL, cable, wireless, or satellite internet connections.
Technically broadband is a minimum of 1.5Mbs but is used to market
products with bandwidth as low as 512k. When you hear the term broadband
used, think like "health food", an undefined marketing catch word.
Wireless internet connection - This option is available in
limited area's and requires a wireless modem on your computer. Speeds
typically are 2Mbps and this is a flexible approach as you do not need to
be hardwired or plugged in. Available in many metro area's.
Satellite internet connection - This is the perfect
solution for remote area's if you require a high speed internet
connection. Upload and download speeds are different and in some cases you
can only download via satellite and are required to upload via dial up.
This is the most expensive alternative, but you can get service basically
anywhere in the world. Speeds starting at 500k are available. Contact
Directway for dependable and fast satellite internet connections.
About The Author
Ray LaFoy has been providing professional web and software
development services since 1999. Living in Montana, he has made a career
of excelling in marketing.
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