Beginners Guide to Selecting an Internet Broadband Connection
When you are looking for a broadband Internet connection there are several questions you have to address first.
he first question is availability. What broadband service is available in your area? If there are several service providers that are competing, try to speak with a friend who is already using a similar broadband connection. Check whether promised data transfer speeds are actually available for them and try to check data transfer speeds several times of the day.
The next thing to consider is the connection speed you want or need. If you need a higher data transfer rate, you need to select at least a 1Mbit/s connection or higher. 1Mbit/s is probably the best connection in terms of cost and the performance. If you can afford the price select a speed of 8Mbit/s or higher for high quality video streaming and super fast downloading.
Cost is a big issue when you select a broadband Internet connection. If you don't want to download large files or watch hours of online videos, then go for a slower connection with a lower usage allowance. 1 GB of monthly data is sufficient if you use the Internet for just surfing and checking your emails. There are additional costs when you buy a connection. You need to buy a modem, and sometimes a router. Compare these prices as well.
Another important fact to check is whether your computer supports the new broadband connection. Older computers might not be able to support modern wireless broadband standards, for example.