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Broadbands and High Speeds

March 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Because we are all avid internet users we always want to experience the best and fastest running PC in town. And one of the most popular internet access nowadays is using High Speed Broadband Access. Several homes and businesses are moving away from dial-up internet access to some form of Broadband Internet access. Broadband Internet access is much quicker than dial-up access, but it is also costly.

Broadband Internet, most commonly known as Broadband, is the term given to high speed internet access. A standard broadband is 512kb and is 10 times faster than a dial-up that is just 56k. Moreover, a dial-up access requires disrupting your telephone service whereas Broadband does not necessarily.

Broadband can be conveyed in various ways. The three most common used are DSL Broadband, Cable Broadband and Satellite Broadband. DSL is by far the most well – loved delivery system for Broadband since it has actually passed first on PC speed test. Cable Broadband is the next one and Satellite Broadband is the least among the three.

DSL and Cable Broadband are normally the cheaper and most efficient forms of Broadband. Satellite Broadband is most expensive due to the materials needed. It is also very slow due to the 35,000 miles the signal has to travel to attach itself to the satellite. It is frequently used in rural areas where DSL and Cable Broadband are unavailable.

One of the most important factors when selecting a broadband delivery is the amount of bandwidth accessible. Bandwidth is the quantity of data that you are permitted to download/upload at a particular time. All Broadband ISP (Internet Service Provider) suppliers distribute their bandwidth capabilities which are usually what people use to determine which plan is good for them. On the other hand, the advertised Bandwidth is not always precise. ISPs often permit a larger number of users to work on their network than their network can deal with at the download speeds brought out. ISPs presume that not all users will be on the network at once and not using the utmost download capabilities accessible. Therefore, your Broadband download speed varies considerably by time of day and day of the week depending on how busy the networks of users are.

That is why it is really necessary to test your Broadband link at different times to have a PC speed test. Your ISP may promote a high Broadband Bandwidth, but you may only get that advertised Broadband Bandwidth at a particular time of the week.

This article has been contributed by David Ritchie. David is a software developer and technical writer with over 10 years of professional experience. He is currently interested in PC speedup software.