Availability - is the desired service available at
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 experience.
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
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
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
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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