|Broadband Internet Access|
We've been students of broadband internet access ever since it became affordable for the little guy to purchase. While highly unlikely to find a free ISP willing to give you access to such high speeds, you certainly will find internet providers fighting tooth and nail to deliver the goods right through the phone line or cable wire, into your home.
It all began for us with DSL (digital subscriber line), a hefty step forward from dialup access, it boasted speeds starting at four times faster than our AOL. Of course that was download speeds, and though it quickly grew to a heavier ten times speed, the upload remained bogged down and impossible to rival. That's when they welcomed ADSL to the world. Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Lines let you upload at much happier speeds and ushered in the 1 mbps era.
One of the things to love about a DSL internet service provider is the steady stream at which they can deliver your content. You don't see a lot of ramping up and down of speeds. Your connection is what it is. That is what brings us to our next broadband internet service provider category: Cable internet access. The cable internet provider costs about the same as your other DSL ISP however touts a burstable feature to deliver a lot of content in a very short amount of time. Reaching speeds of 21 mbps in many cities in the US, you will also fall victim to the narrowing of your pipe when someone else needs that burst, or many subscribers are accessing their connections simultaneously.
Both of these methods are excellent ways to get your high speed internet access fix. DSL providers are limited to the markets, homes and business with phone line access, with fiber optic networks receiving largest benefits. DSL service does require that you have a DSL modem which is standard issue with your service plan. Not unlike the cable internet providers, which require the cable access previously reserved for cable television, but split signals and a cable modem allow for the lightning broadband speeds consumers are demanding.
Satellite DSL is the final format we will focus on as it rounds out or top three categories. A Satellite ISP can be configured to operate as a single point of access through the home or office, or as a wireless DSL floating point. Satellite speeds can easily rival the cheapest DSL and with DSL speeds reaching into the 8 mbps range - fast internet access simply needs to be re-evaluated as a description.
Our choice for high speed internet services lies firmly with internet DSL for its stable data stream and reliable connection. Cable high speed internet access providers come in second only due to the bogged traffic from multiple requests. Satellite internet service providers still lack logistics in beaming the signal to keep a steady rate of flow, and until a reliable wireless internet service provider can be found to deliver the nation-wide Wi-Fi service we demand, DSL speeds will have to do!