Friday, May 16, 2008
Because we live in the Information age, the most important thing that you can do to ensure the future success of your children is to provide them with the ability to access as much information as possible and the best way to do that is with a high speed Internet connection. The problem with getting a high speed Internet connection in your home though might be that you live outside of a more populated area where options like municipal wireless and broad band cable high speed Internet access is available. You may have done some research into satellite Internet and found it to be way too expensive for your tastes. The good news for you is that there is an alternative in the form of DSL!
DSL is a great choice for anyone who wants a reliable form of high speed Internet access that's available just about anywhere and comes at a very affordable price. For one thing, DSL Service Providers give your home with an Internet connection that's always on. This means that you don't have to put up with the annoyance of dialing into your Internet Service Provider every time you want to get online! It also means that with the right equipment, you may be able to take advantage of the Internet even when your computer is turned off. That's because there are lots of other devices that can make use of a broad band Internet connection regardless of whether the computer is on or not. This is made possible by the fact that this form of high speed Internet service comes into your home through a special DSL modem that's separate from your computer! Instead of being plugged directly into your computer, this modem can be plugged into a router that all of your Internet capable devices can plug into. For example, you'll obviously be able to connect your computer to the Internet this way, but you'll also be able to plug many modern video gaming consoles into your router. Another interesting option is a VoIP phone which can transmit spoken conversation over the Internet to take advantage of savings on long distance calls. If you connect a wireless router to your DSL modem, you'll also be able to connect to the Internet using laptop computers, smart phones, and other WiFi capable devices from anywhere in your house! That's a lot of versatility that you can get from your Internet connection!
Since DSL is an always on Internet connection that comes in over your phone line, you might be assuming that you'll need two separate phone lines- one for conversations and one for your DSL service. You'll be pleasantly surprised to learn that a second line definitely is not necessary in order to enjoy the benefits of DSL service. That's because even though DSL is always on, it uses a different frequency than telephone voice conversations. That means that you don't have to worry about missing calls while your on the Internet and you can even talk on the phone while doing things over the Internet!
Best of all, DSL provides plenty of bandwidth to give your family the access that they need to all of the online resources that they could benefit from. It's plenty fast enough to let your kids take advantage of online tutorials to help them with their school work- even video based ones! It can also help you to further your own education with online degree programs.
With all of these great features, widespread availability, and low prices; DSL is definitely worth providing for your family!