Broadband Phone and Internet service
Phone and Internet capabilities come together in DSL broadband service. DSL, the brainchild of phone companies who wanted to provide both kinds of service to their customers, is an easy and convenient way to connect with the world speedily and efficiently through a single pipeline.
If you already have phone lines installed in your home, you can make use of use both phone and DSL communications. But while DSL and phone services run on the same standard phone lines in your home or business, DSL offers some notable advantages over standard dial-up Internet access. For one thing, dial-up can only handle one type of task at a time; an incoming phone call will cut off your Internet access, possibly during a critical online business task. The broadband Internet capability of DSL allows it to do double duty, so you can keep using your phone as a phone while still surfing the Web, checking your online bank account and so on.
Comparing Dial-Up Phone and DSL
Perhaps the most important difference between DSL broadband phone and ordinary dial-up service is DSL’s ability to handle large chunks of data. Dial-up Internet can feel extraordinarily slow if you need to do much more than check your email. Even simple documents have ballooned in file size over the years, a trend that shows no sign of slowing. So, if you frequently send large attachments, you probably need DSL. Broadband phone service is also a must for many homes in the US. If you plan to telecommute, keep in contact with your kids, or make long distance calls, theres no replacement for the saftey and security of a home phone. Our Internet experts will make sure that you find all of the discounts that come with bundling broadband phone and Internet, saving you time and money.
Comparing DSL and Other Broadband Services
Today’s glut of technology options means that you have to choose between DSL and other forms of broadband service. That choice may be influenced by factors such as convenience, existing setup, location and cost. For instance, cable Internet systems are a match for DSL in terms of upload/download speeds and reliability, and these systems do not require a pre-existing phone line. They do, however, require access to a coaxial connection and can be slowed during peak hours. Another type of wireless service, satellite broadband, requires the installation of a dish — and foul weather, improper placement or other kinds of interference can cause hiccups in performance.
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