Microsoft co-founder and former CEO Bill Gates once said, ‘The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow. “We did not when he said this quote, but it certainly has become a reality. The World Wide Web is, without a doubt, where people gather virtually change their views and opinions. What is unique and special about it compared to the physical town square is the debate and discourse can be made any time of the day because people who participate in it are from a different number of hours zones.
With of users reaching over to 1000000000 in the world, we can say that the Internet has become a virtual global village. If you have not joined this great list yet (which is rather unlikely), here are your options if you want to get a home Internet connection: Dial-up, the ‘old’ type of connection, Dial-up can be your choice if you do not mind to wait a few minutes to get connected to the web. Less expensive than other types of connections, it is what you can go if you have limited use of the Internet only occasionally sending and checking emails and not for downloading large files. Cable or DSL – If you are involved in using the Internet to stay connected almost all the time and man-downloading large files like videos and songs as well as playing online games, then DSL or cable connection you better choices. DSL connection can also vary depending on the requirements of speed and data. For example, if you use the net more about downstream than upstream, you can go to ADSL or ADSL2 +. Acronym meaning ‘Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line.’ As the term suggests, the connection is not symmetric, which means faster download speeds than upload speeds.
Satellite – this is the connection type for residents in areas where dial-up and DSL connections are not available. The downside to this type of connection, though, is that the signal can be affected by weather and may have limited ability to connect to broadband content such as streaming audio and video.
Mobile – If you need to stay connected to the web even if you are away from home, then you have to get mobile broadband for your portable devices like tablet, laptop, or smartphone. Find out if your ISP provides services such as 3G and 4G. Of course, you can always get a free internet connection in public Wi-Fi network. Make sure you follow these safety tips when using the internet networks.
It age is common, and there is no doubt the number of people using the information superhighway will increase exponentially in the coming years. Be connected to the web by selecting the appropriate plan with speed and data requirements as well as your budget.