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Broadband Connections- Types

Broadband internet connection has come as a boon for net users. Before the arrival of broadband, the only option for internet users was the dial-up connection in which telephone lines were used to access the internet. The dial-up connection was very slow and costly. It used to take a long time but arrival of broadband connections changed that scenario. Also known as High Speed Internet access, it provides high download and upload speeds and also enables you to surf websites with far better speed. You can also make voice calls with the help of broadband connection. That explains the rising popularity of broadband connections. There are different types of broadband connections.

SDSL refers to ‘Symmetrical Digital Subscriber line’. SDSL connection requires separate phone lines to provide access to the internet. It is ideal for those who have vast amounts of data to upload.

ADSL is ‘Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line’ and it is most popular type of broadband connection. In this mode of connection, devices are used to connect it to telephone lines. ADSL connection is famous for providing higher download speeds. Compared to SDSL, ADSL offers slower upload speeds.

3G is the latest technology in broadband connection. With the help of 3G, you can access internet on your mobile phones with relatively higher speed. Using 3G, simultaneous transmission of data and voice becomes much easier. It also offers fast data transfer.

Wireless ISP is another type of broadband connection and it refers to ‘Wireless Internet Service Provider’. Popularly known as Wi-Fi, it can work every effectively within a certain range. However, accessing internet through Wi-Fi can be difficult at places like hill stations or basements etc because of poor signal.