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Different Types of Connections

  • DSL(digital subscriber line)-Uses ordinary telephone lines and a special modem to provide an Internet connection that can transmit high-bandwidth information to a user's computer. DSL is high speed and is always connected to the Internet.
  • Cable internet-Uses your local cable TV line to receive broadband Internet content. This data rate far exceeds that of modems and is about the same as DSL.
  • Dial up access-uses a modem and a telephone line to connect to the Internet. Cheap so a good option if you are on a tight budget. Its drawbacks are that the data is typically transmitted at a slow rate and it blocks the telephone line.
  • Satellite Internet-It is only available to you if you live in the Northern Hemisphere and have an unobstructed view of the southern sky. The service is expensive and the data rate is not as fast as a direct line, but it is a good connectivity alternative if you live in an isolated location.