Broadband Internet Service –The Gresham Hotel, Dublin City          Centre      NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGY CA1           DENIS C...
Introduction to Broadband Broadband is a high data    rate internet connection.   It is an ‘Always On’ internet    servi...
The Gresham: A Profile Utilises: Internet, TV, landline 288 rooms; 7 suites; 22 conference rooms & a Business  Centre (c...
Types of Internet Connection Satellite Wireless ADSL Cable
Satellite• Connects to customers house satellitedish to a dish in space.•Satellite does not use dial-up, DSL or cabletechn...
Wireless A base (modem/router) transmits & receives WiFi signals  that connect to a device, providing wireless internet a...
ADSL The most common form of broadband ‘The more you pay, the better your connection’ Works from but doesn’t interfere ...
Cable Connectivity is delivered through coaxial copper cables using a  cable modem (like cable TV) Competitive providers...
Broadband Providers Available: The Gresham
Digiweb- Satellite ProviderSatellite Business Extra10 Broadband 10mb download speed 2mb upload speed Available traffic ...
Eircom- Wireless ModemEircom Business 12mb/1.1mb Broadband Uncongested broadband 12mb download speed 1.1mb upload speed...
Magnet- ADSL ProviderMagnet Business ADSL2+ Broadband Double the frequency band of ADSL connections Contention free Enh...
UPC- Cable ProviderUPC Business DIA* Premium Broadband Leading internet access product using Fibre Optic  cables Content...
Best Choice for The Gresham Hotel Although both impress me, I would choose UPC as my  provider. Why?     It has the bes...
Reflection In future, I will not use Magnet as their website was  not user-friendly & lacked in information. UPC would b...
References        Www.eircom.net        Www.digiweb.ie      Www.business.upc.ie        Www.magnet.ie Www.gresham-hote...
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  • ** =Based on a 2 adults sharing & Saturday night
  • * =kilobits per second. A measurement smaller then megabits in size.
  • * =Dedicated Internet Access
  • New Media Technology CA1: The Gresham Hotel Broadband Review by Megan Kinsley N00080571

    1. 1. Broadband Internet Service –The Gresham Hotel, Dublin City Centre NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGY CA1 DENIS CULLINANE MEGAN KINSLEY N00080571
    2. 2. Introduction to Broadband Broadband is a high data rate internet connection. It is an ‘Always On’ internet service. It is measured is Megabits per second (MBPS). It is much faster than dial-up connection There are many different service providers
    3. 3. The Gresham: A Profile Utilises: Internet, TV, landline 288 rooms; 7 suites; 22 conference rooms & a Business Centre (containing a computer) Free internet is available throughout the entire hotel Room rates range**: €100 - €2000 a night Highly regarded amongst inter/national tourists; higher average amount of guests on weekends
    4. 4. Types of Internet Connection Satellite Wireless ADSL Cable
    5. 5. Satellite• Connects to customers house satellitedish to a dish in space.•Satellite does not use dial-up, DSL or cabletechnology•Pros •Does not interfere with phone line. •High speed access in rural areas •Speed not affected by phone/cables•Cons •Equipment & usage more expensive •Large set up fee •Lower connection speed than DSL and cable
    6. 6. Wireless A base (modem/router) transmits & receives WiFi signals that connect to a device, providing wireless internet access. Pros  High speed internet connection  No wires= Less mess & danger hazards Cons  Bad weather causes bad signal  Anyone can access it if not security enabled
    7. 7. ADSL The most common form of broadband ‘The more you pay, the better your connection’ Works from but doesn’t interfere with phone lines Pros  ‘Always On’ broadband  Most widely available  Cost effective Cons  Usage efficiency related to distance from provider  Fast download but much slower upload speed
    8. 8. Cable Connectivity is delivered through coaxial copper cables using a cable modem (like cable TV) Competitive providers Pros  Strong competition = competitive rates and speeds offered  ‘Always on’ broadband  Relatively cheap Cons  High security risk - Firewall needed  Not all phone and TV cables compatible
    9. 9. Broadband Providers Available: The Gresham
    10. 10. Digiweb- Satellite ProviderSatellite Business Extra10 Broadband 10mb download speed 2mb upload speed Available traffic 13mb ‘Always On’ broadband Ethernet connection €65.95 a month 2 year connection (1yr longer than other options)
    11. 11. Eircom- Wireless ModemEircom Business 12mb/1.1mb Broadband Uncongested broadband 12mb download speed 1.1mb upload speed Consistent broadband speed 24/7 No download allowance Free modem Free WiFi subscription €40.00 (plus monthly phone charge >€30)
    12. 12. Magnet- ADSL ProviderMagnet Business ADSL2+ Broadband Double the frequency band of ADSL connections Contention free Enhanced distance coverage 24/7 IT support for businesses 10mb/8mb/3mb download speeds 768kb/512kb/384kb* upload speed €45 a month
    13. 13. UPC- Cable ProviderUPC Business DIA* Premium Broadband Leading internet access product using Fibre Optic cables Contention free 30mb download speed 3mb upload speed 6-voice lines included for free €69 a month Setup & installation= €80
    14. 14. Best Choice for The Gresham Hotel Although both impress me, I would choose UPC as my provider. Why?  It has the best download and upload speeds  Although pricier, uses most advanced technology  Caters for multiple phone line usage  Great satellite and cable TV services available I believe that, although there is an installation fee and a dearer monthly bill, that the guests should get the highest speed of internet that works for the company. If cost effectiveness was a main factor, Eircom would be my choice.
    15. 15. Reflection In future, I will not use Magnet as their website was not user-friendly & lacked in information. UPC would be well advised to have their business packages easier to find and understand. Digiweb are not as organized as other websites but I think they are underrated and have potential. Eircom, unlike UPC, do not provide TV services but have competitive prices and have a very user friendly website.
    16. 16. References  Www.eircom.net  Www.digiweb.ie  Www.business.upc.ie  Www.magnet.ie Www.gresham-hotels-dublin.com  Www.isp-reviews.org  Www.businesslink.gov.uk/

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