More and more people seem to be interested in exploring alternative solutions for getting connected to the internet nowadays and words like ‘streaming’ and ‘uncapped Wi-Fi’ seem to be the new buzz words.
But with so many available options to choose from, it’s easy to get lost in the technical jargon and decide which route is best for you. Let us help you to understand some of the most common terms and get you connected!
ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line)
ADSL is a high-speed internet access service that uses your telephone line to send and receive internet data at much faster speeds than a conventional dial-up connection. With ADSL you are connected to the internet 24 hours a day and can also make and receive telephone calls while online.
Wireless Internet enables wireless (no land line) connectivity to the internet via radio waves rather than wires on a person’s home computer, laptop, smartphone or similar mobile device. Wireless Internet can be accessed directly through cellular providers, but usually lack the high speed of landline broadband internet connections such as cable and DSL.
Wi-Fi Hotspots and Wireless LANs (Local Area Networks)
These are also Wireless Internet connectivity options. In these cases, internet connectivity is typically delivered to a network hub via a wired connection like satellite, cable, DSL or fiber optics and then made available to wireless devices via a wireless access point.
Fibre is a bundle of fibre optic threads made of pure glass, each about the diameter of a human hair. It uses light instead of electricity to carry a digital data signal. Fibre is able to transmit information at virtually unlimited speed and capacity, delivering superfast speeds. It is the most advanced, stable and super-fast broadband connection on offer and is not affected by weather elements.
Here are some other internet services terms you’ll come across:
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Mbps – Megabits Per Second
Broadband speeds are measured in ‘megabits per second’. The higher the number of Mbps you have, the speedier your online activity should be.
LTE – Long Term Evolution
A standard for 4G wireless broadband technology that offers increased network capacity and speed to mobile device users.
LTE-A – Long Term Evolution Advanced
A mobile communication standard and a major enhancement of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard.
We’ve rounded up four of the most reputable Internet Service Providers in Nelspruit to help you get connected in the Lowveld. Contact them for a free consultation and expert advice on the best internet solution for your needs.
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