Saturday, February 02, 2008
Getting a high speed Internet connection in your home is probably the most important thing that you can do when it comes to making sure that you and your family stays up to date with the latest developments in technology as well as the latest opportunities in business and education. Fortunately DSL offers an affordable way to get your family online regardless of where you live! That's because this incredible technology takes advantage of your existing telephone connection to provide you with high speed Internet access as well!
DSL is actually completely different from dial up Internet access which also relies on phone lines. First of all, DSL Internet is all digital (in fact it stands for Digital Subscriber Line) while a normal dial up Internet connection is completely analog, and therefore much slower. Another difference between these two technologies is that your DSL connection is always on, which means that you won't have to wait to log onto the Internet like you do with dial up. Perhaps the most surprising advantage of DSL technology over dial up Internet access is that it will allow you to talk on the phone at the same time that you're surfing the Internet. This miracle of modern technology is due to the fact that the Internet data is transmitted at a different frequency over the phone line than voice data is. Of course, there's often some spillover onto the voice part of the line, but that can be corrected with the easy addition of a special filter that your phone can be plugged into and can be provided by your service provider.
Once you have the great access to the Internet that DSL service provides, there are a number of things that you can do with it to make your overall online experience even better. For example, the first thing that you'll probably want to do is to get a wireless router. Once you have a wireless router hooked up to your DSL modem, your house will become a WiFi hot spot! You'll probably want to connect your main computer directly to the router with an Ethernet cable, but you'll be able to add on a variety of other computers and high tech devices without any cables at all! This means that you'll be able to access the Internet from your laptop computer, your smart phone, and possibly even your portable media device from anywhere in the house!
Once you have your home network set up, the online content that you'll be able to access through your DSL connection will make all the difference when it comes to your ability to stay informed, entertained, and connected to friends and family! For example, rather than watching TV and waiting for the news to get around to a topic that you may or may not be interested in, you can go online and track down the video news clips that you actually want to watch. When it comes time to relax and get a laugh, you'll be able to get onto YouTube and track down the best amateur videos currently available. If you want more professional fare, you'll be able to stream TV shows from the websites of major TV networks. You'll also be able to participate in online virtual worlds populated by the avatars of real people! These online world, as well as social networking sites, provide a great way to keep in touch with and interact with the people who you care about. No matter where you live.
No matter what you chose to do with it, DSL is the high speed Internet technology for you!