Its fast bigger bandwidth
Its always on no dial-up & no extra
Its reliable stable with a lack of dropouts
Its immediate no dial-up delays
Its the way of the future
Broadband solutions vary from simple low bandwidth inexpensive
plans, to elaborate high bandwidth expensive plans. The solution
that is right for you will take into consideration your budget,
bandwidth and traffic needs.
Bandwidth is the amount of data sent per second.
Bandwidth can be compared to water pipe systems. Compare the
amount of water that will flow through a common garden hose
to the amount that will flow through a large mains water pipe.
The mains pipe has a huge circumference compared to the garden
hose so much more water flows through it per second.
Similarly, a communications line that carries 6 MB will transfer
more data than a 64k connection (heaps more!).
6 MB = 6000 000 bytes, 64K = 64 000 bytes, so 6000 000/64
000 = 93.75 times as much!
All downloaded data is referred to as traffic.
Different broadband plans have different rates for traffic
usage. A plan with a minimal account fee where all downloads
are additional will suit users with little or no downloads.
A plan with a large account fee and many downloads included
in this price, where all further downloads are additional,
will suit users with many downloads. And there are many options
The idea is you pay a basic usage fee, and then you only pay
extra when the traffic exceeds the amount agreed to in your
If you have an existing internet service you can find out
how much traffic you use by looking up your account details
through your service provider.
Unlike dial-up, broadband is a permanent connection which
always has the same IP address. Having
a permanent IP address is inviting to hackers as it gives
them a target that does not move. This leaves you more vulnerable
to attack, so extra security will need to be enforced on your
computer. You need a Firewall.
A firewall keeps intruders away from your system.
In the same way that a car firewall protects you in an accident,
a software firewall protects you from intruders entering your
computer. Depending on how keen the hacker is and how well
the firewall is configured, and as long as users dont
give out passwords or otherwise compromise security, then
your system should be safe be vigilant & beware
First you will need a broadband modem, called a router,
as dial-up modems will not work. Then you will need to decide
which package to buy