Popular Types of Broadband
(Last updated in 2012)
There are so many options available to the public these days when
it comes to the internet. Many internet service providers are on the
market and each has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Different types of broadband include wired and wireless connections.
Some main options are: DSL, cable modem, leased lines (T1), Fiber Optic
Cable, Broadband over power line, Satellite, Fixed wireless, Wi-Fi and
Which broadband is right for one individual depends mainly on the
purpose of use. Different factors, such as speed, cost and reason for
use such as business or residential come into affect. Prices are based
on the provider in question.
DSL, Cable modems and Wi-Fi seem to be the most popular current options
in North America. Many areas within big cities offer a Wi-Fi connection
to those trying to connect wirelessly by simply having the up-to-date
software within their personal computers.
The internet has been around for more than ten years now, and it is
really taking a fundamental role in most households. Since internet is
such an essential part of almost everyone’s life, a lot of people are
looking for faster, more efficient and cheaper ways to use the
internet. Older fashioned dial-up is quickly being replaced by many
types of broadband.
Using broadband not only provides a faster internet connection, it
keeps the phone line free! Many broadband providers have come into
place over the years offering the same broadband but with insignificant
differences as technology has developed. To really pick what is best,
understanding the differences in each type of service is the best
course of action. Which broadband provider is best for you, this way
you can make an informed choice.
Broadband - (Sometimes known as High-speed Data or Wideband
The opposite of broadband is narrowband
More content can be crammed through a broadband pipe with advanced
video compression, switched broadcast and node splitting.
Alternative broadband access technologies include Cable, variations of
DSL, Satellite Broadband, Fiber-to-the-Home