Broadband at Home: Any Other Choices Other Than ADSL and Cable?
Description: There is no doubt that the majority of people tend to go with either ADSL or cable connections when it comes to getting high speed internet for home use. But there might be situations where these services aren't the best ones for you, and it's therefore a good idea to look at the other options available.
If you already have cable television in your home then it would seem like a good option to get cable broadband as well. Some companies will offer discounted prices for taking more than one of their services, so you might save some money this way as well.
The same principle can apply for an ADSL (asymmetrical digital subscriber line) connection, which relies on you receiving a broadband internet connection through your phone line. You might get a good deal from your phone company as well.
But there are other options to consider. One of them is satellite broadband, which although it tends to be slower than either of the above mentioned options is still worth considering if you live in a rural location. Some rural locations either don't receive cable at all, or the reception when it comes to broadband access is poor. Although you could of course still get an ADSL connection to broadband services via your existing telephone line, you may want to explore the possibility of relying on a satellite dish instead.
Similarly, if you already get satellite services then you may find satellite broadband a good bet if you can get a bundle package which knocks something off the price.
But there is another choice available to you as well, and that is wireless broadband. While this still involves you getting a broadband internet connection running into your own home, you won't be restricted by the need to stay connected to it via a cable of some kind.
If you hate sitting at a desk at home to read your emails, or you simply haven't got one single location at home where you can use your computer comfortably, then using a laptop with a wireless broadband connection can be your best option.
You do need to consider how your house may affect the connection however. If you live somewhere where the walls are extremely thick - older properties may be affected in this way - then wireless connections may not work as well for you. It's worth asking for some advice about your particular situation before you take the plunge and get any equipment for wireless broadband installed in your home.
In the end the nature of the service you choose will depend on several things - how much you have to spend on the service, what options are available in your particular area, and which providers are available for you to choose from.
What is important though is that you consider your own needs as well as the options available. By matching up the two as best you can, you stand an excellent chance of being able to select the best service for you.