Here is a list of our top 5 recommendations for broadband internet connections. The list is in no particular order. You can select any of them according to your budget, necessity, availability in your area, etc. Oh, we added one more as a bonus for you to decide
There are lots of satellite broadband internet service providers in the market. But many of them provide low speed, frequent disconnections or poor customer support in addition to high charges.
By choosing HughesNet, you get the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of plans and service types. The biggest factor in choosing HughesNet is that you get to surf the web at super fast speeds without holding up your phone lines. Most internet connections are provided through your telephone line or your cable line, but with HughesNet, you get to experience ultimate internet speeds with a broadband satellite dish.
Whether you have a business or a residential unit, they have the perfect solution for you. This is the new wave in internet capabilities as cable and DSL lines are not available in certain locations. HughesNet promises to provide you with the best speed possible at the peak hours, but they too will be limited at times.
However, you can rest assured that you will get a dynamic IP address or a static IP address. They are available on all residential and business plans and must be requested.
Wireless broadband (Wi-Fi) is a type of high speed Internet service that does not require a fixed line connection, so you can access it from your computer or laptop by receiving a signal beamed from your wireless aerial (fixed to the outside of your home). Wi-Fi is quite literally broadband without the need for wires to connect you to your online service, and your Internet Service Provider will be able to provide you with more information about how to set up a Wi-Fi service, and also what equipment you will need to access the Internet in this way.
Some Internet Service Providers are now offering affordable Wi-Fi packages which will provide you with standard Internet access over your home phone line, and also remote access in designated Wi-Fi ‘hot spots’ in public areas such as cafes, hotels, libraries, airports, motorway services and train stations.
This offers a cost effective way for those people that work away from home or travel a lot to connect to the Internet, as not only will you have a reliable, affordable Internet service when you are at home, but you will also be able to log on when you are on the move as well in hot spot areas. However if you rarely travel then a deal which offers you pay-as-you-go Wi-Fi may be more cost effective for you so that you only pay to access the Internet in remote locations as and when you need to.
Wireless Internet has some security issue you will need to consider, as it is relatively easy for an unscrupulous person to intercept the signal between your Wi-Fi aerial and your computer, and this means they could use your service to access the Internet in your name, and not only would you end up paying the bill, but you would also be held responsible if they abuse this service to download illegal music or indecent images.
Therefore it is very important that if you are using Wi-Fi in your home you put the necessary security measures in place and make sure you are using up to date antivirus software and password protected log ins, so only authorized people can access your Internet service.
Broadband offers a high speed way for you to access the Internet, which is considerably faster and more reliable that the older style dial-up service, and as broadband is always connected, you will not pay for the time you spend on the Internet but instead you will be charged a flat rate monthly fee, and this can be a cost effective way for high level Internet users to access the web. Broadband is widely available as ADSL and cable, and if you live in a town or city, or a densely populated rural district, then you should be able to get access to affordable broadband services in your area. Here are just some of the factors you will need to consider when you are setting up your broadband service.
In order for you to get broadband Internet in your home you will have to check whether or not there is any broadband coverage in your area, and you can do this by visiting the provider’s websites and using the search functions provided to check your town or postcode against service availability, or if you do not have any access to the Internet you can contact the providers directly by telephone.
You will need specialist equipment to use broadband, and this will include an ADSL or cable modem/router. Some ISP’s will provide you with a complimentary router when you sign up to a broadband package, which will either be delivered to you or installed by an engineer, or you can buy the relevant equipment from any good computer hardware shop for around $50 (£30). You will need to check with your ISP before you buy any equipment for your broadband service to ensure you are getting a compatible product.
If you are using ADSL then data will be streamed through your telephone lines, so you will need microfilters fitted on your extension sockets to filter out any background sound that could be caused by the Internet connection, which could interfere with other equipment plugged into this service such as telephones and fax machines.