A Bit About The Different Types Of Internet Providers

It is very rare to find someone who does not access the internet ever, for anything. If you have a cell phone, odds are very high that you use the World Wide Wweb without even thinking about it. The security system for your home probably uses some type of internet connection to send alarms to the monitoring company, and if it contacts you to let you know any information on the ouse during the day, you are using the internet. The question is of how are you connecting to it. Here are the different types of internet providers and what each offers you.


If you use cable television in your home, you are already connected to the wires and such for cable internet. All you will need is the modem. You will be able to get a discount on the services if you use the same company for television and as an internet provider. You can also add a home phone to the system if you want. Consider how often you have trouble with your TV service to get an idea of how often you will not be able to get on the web with cable. It is also good to know that many subscribers will be using the same connection as you on cable, so you may find your speed slowing down during peak usage times.


If you want a constant speed for accessing the web you should consider going with a DSL provider. This type of service gives you a dedicated line to connect with, so you never have to worry about everyone in the neighborhood slowing things down. Generally, the top speed they provide will be slightly lower than the top speed a cable can give you, but you will probably be faster during peak hours.

Fiber Optic

If you happen to know that there are already fiber optic lines in place near to your house, this is going to be the fastest option. However, you may have to wait for this option to become available in your area. Contact the fiber optic company to find out when they will have service for you.


Satellite internet may be your only option if you live in a rural area. While it has definitely gotten better over the last few years, it is still the slowest of the options available. You may also find it is sketchy during bad weather if you can connect at all. 

Luckily, most people have at least two of the options available to connect to the internet and no longer have to rely on the old dial-up method. Of course, when you are having trouble with your internet service provider, you can always use your cell phone as a mobile hotspot for a while. Just don't go over your data limit.