DSL - DSL comes from your local phone exchange via the old copper wires. Your ISP will test and activate the line for you.Your modem or router plugs into your phone socket, along with a microfilter (a small plastic box). Your computer needs to connect to the modem/router as well, either with wires or wirelessly.Cable - Some Cable TV companies offer a cable internet connection via their existing wiring.Satellite - Is set up using a satellite dish. This is sometimes the only option for rural areas to receive Broadband.Mobile - A small USB device called a ‘dongle’ ,or connecting your computer up to a compatible mobile phone enables you to access the internet wherever there is a mobile phone signal available.Fibre Optics - Are tiny wires that transmit pulses of light. They are much faster than ADSL cables. This means you can get internet speeds up to five times faster than the fastest ADSL connections.The companies have to replace all the wires in the ground across the country, so fibre-optics aren't available in a lot of places yet.
BROADBAND IN MY AREA RATHMINESDL242 – 4Anne O’Connor – N00092428
WHAT IS BROADBAND? In general, broadband refers to telecommunication in which a wide band of frequencies are available to transmit information. Information can be sent on many different frequencies allowing more information to be transmitted in a given amount of time. E.g. Such as more lanes on a highway allow more cars to travel on it at the same time.
HOW DOES BROADBAND WORK?It can be delivered by:CableSatelliteMobileFibre OpticsDSL
WHO IS LOOKING FOR BROADBAND? A sole trader operating from home/mobile business A speedy, reliable broadband connection is essential Used mostly for emails and social media Based in Rathmines, Dublin 6
WHAT’S AVAILABLE TO ME? WiMax UPC Eircom Vodafone Digiweb Magnet
EIRCOM DSL - VALUE BUSINESS PLAN12Mb - €74.99/month 3Mb - €59.99/month Line rental included Line rental included Free self install - online Free self install - online only only Up to 12Mb download Up to 3Mb download speed speed Upload speed of 384kps Upload speed of 1.1Mb Unlimited local & national Unlimited local & national minutes minutes Unlimited any network Unlimited any network mobile minutes mobile minutes
EIRCOM FIBRE BROADBAND BUNDLE25MB - €45/month* 50MB - €50/month** Up to 25Mb download Up to 50Mb download speed always-on speed always-on Up to 8Mb upload speed Up to 20Mb upload 100GB data usage speeds allowance 250GB data usage FREE Access to eircom allowance MusicHub, StudyHub, FREE Access to eircom SportsHub & WiFiHub MusicHub, StudyHub, FREE Wireless Modem SportsHub & WiFiHub FREE Wireless Modem
UPC – FIBRE POWER BROADBAND50MB - €39/Month 100MB - €49/Month 50Mb downstream 100Mb download 5Mb upstream 10Mb upload FREE wireless router 24 hour online connection - 24 hour online no time restrictions connection - no time No telephone line required restrictions Unlimited download No telephone line allowance required FREE high speed wireless Unlimited download enabled modem allowance Stream videos, download 6 times faster than music and game online with eircom’s 8Mb no interruptions.
VODAFONEValue Broadband - €40.66 Mobile Broadband - €31.99 40GB Usage 15GB Usage allowance allowance 8Mb Speed 24Mb Speed Free upgrade to Free upgrade to Enhanced Broadband Enhanced Broadband Free PC Protection for Free PC Protection for the first three months the first three months
WHICH OPTION IS BEST FOR ME?I have chosen UPC 50 MB Fibre Power Broadbandfor the following reasons: Fibre cable is the fastest broadband out there Unlimited downloads Fast download speeds up to 50MB Still being developed opportunities for better service Most competitive price
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