Thursday, June 21, 2007
The reason that DSL and satellite Internet will seem disappointing after you've had a taste of the others types of technology is that satellite Internet and DSL are inferior in many ways. DSL is inferior because it transmits data over phone lines, and while it manages to cram more data over a phone line than dial up networking can, there is only so much data that can fit through a phone line at any given time. Plus, the farther you are from a network node, the slower your DSL connection will be and some DSL connections really aren't that much faster than dial up. Satellite Internet is bound to be a disappointment because while it's not that much faster than DSL, it's really expensive.
The type of Internet service that Comcast provides- broad band cable high speed Internet access- defeats a lot of these problems. First of all, it's a lot faster than the others. While the best that DSL can do (when you're close to a node) is one point five megabytes per second and the best satellite Internet can do is two megabytes per second, Comcast broad band cable high speed Internet delivers an impressive eight megabytes per second. Not only that, but it provides a connection that's always on and doesn't have a built in lag time like the one caused by the distance of the satellites used for satellite Internet technology- a trait that makes for a much more responsive connection.
These features make broadband cable high speed Internet providers like Comcast, the only real option for a variety applications that DSL and a satellite connection just won't cut it for. For example, eight megabytes per second is more than enough speed to allow you to plug a wireless router into your connection and establish your own WiFi hot spot. This way your whole family can surf at the same time and you can move freely about your home while staying connected. The lack of built in lag time makes broad band cable a good technology for playing multiplayer online games too.
In all, broad band cable high speed Internet technology is the best choice for your home and Comcast can provide it for you.