It’s hard to believe that this time 10 years ago we were opening the internet over a dial-up connection and having access to the internet in your home was rare. The introduction of social media means we now can’t be without the internet. This sudden surge in need for faster internet connections led to the introduction of broadband. However, it appears now that there are more choices than ever before. Here we deliberate the five main types of broadband and which one is most fitting for you.
Currently fibre optic broadband is the fastest existing. In future it is envisaged that we will be experiencing speeds of 80Mbps, however the current maximum speed is 40Mbps. However, fibre optic broadband is not obtainable nationally until now. Only the greatest densely occupied regions now have access to fibre optic broadband.
DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) is the most prevalent broadband and is a diverse reliable internet link. To obtain a DSL connection, your property will need a phone line. Easiness to use and security are just two of the main benefits of a DSL connection. The key difference amongst fibre optic broadband and a DSL link is that a DSL link is slower. However, unlike other broadband links you will not need any extra hardware to access it. DSL is obtainable nationally with most broadband contractors.
Ethernet Leased Line
Security is the main benefit of choosing an Ethernet leased line. If you don’t want any other parties to join your circuit, then this is a great choice for you as it’s completely private. Leased lines are perfect for individuals wanting to share documents over a safe remote line.
Irrespective of area, this connection is available nationwide. It is also a solid internet connection. This link is linked to your cable television package and is continuously available.
This is another great broadband link. This connection is very similar to the other forms mentioned above. However, it has been designed especially to give internet access to devices such as laptops, through a wireless connection.
This piece was written by Brian Madden; Online Marketing Assistant at Strata Communications.