For broadband service, there are a number of options to choose from today.
FIBER OPTIC SERVICE: fiber optic service, operates over a 100% optical network using light to send data over great distances at incredible speeds: “the speed of light.” These blazing fast speeds enable multiple users on your network to download, upload, stream, and share files simultaneously.
DSL: DSL, which stands for Digital Subscriber Line, offers a reliable connection over regular telephone lines to deliver fast download speeds. Because DSL uses a dedicated line, the speeds it provides are very stable and consistent.
CABLE: Cable delivers data through coaxial cables. It was developed as an upgrade from traditional “over-the-air” broadcasting and is available to customers with distribution lines in their area. One key disadvantage to cable technology is that customers in a geographic area share the bandwidth, so they may experience slow response times during peak periods.
SATELLITE: connections use satellites to beam the Internet feed wirelessly to a customer’s installed satellite dish. For customers in rural areas, they are often the only broadband option. However, satellite services tend to be both slower and more expensive than other technologies. They are limited in their ability to connect to streaming content, and can be disrupted by weather.