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Introduction to Broadband Internet. Originally created in April 2002 for Oskaloosa, Iowa.

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Broadband Internet Service

  1. 1. Broadband Internet ArrowQuick Solutions, L.L.C. April 2002
  2. 2. Broadband Internet - Agenda <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Definitions and Terminology </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Broadband </li></ul><ul><li>Availability in Oskaloosa </li></ul><ul><li>Questions & Answers </li></ul>
  3. 3. Broadband Internet - Intros <ul><li>ArrowQuick Solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rob Hammann </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Perry Lund </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Melinda Stonebraker </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ryan Jund </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Broadband Internet - Intros <ul><li>ArrowQuick Solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web Development / Hosting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Software Training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Consulting </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Broadband Internet - Terms <ul><li>Broadband </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A type of connectivity using a large spectrum of energy. The medium may be over traditional copper wires, fiber optics, radio, or microwave. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Broadband transmission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A type of data transmission in which a single medium (wire) can carry several channels at once. Cable TV, for example, uses broadband transmission. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Broadband Internet - Why? <ul><li>Why do I need broadband service? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminates long waiting periods while data is transferred </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Makes work-related tasks similar to tasks at office via LAN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving large documents via e-mail, FTP, and other means quickly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online gaming is more immersive experience and more realistic </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Broadband Internet - Why? <ul><li>Why do I need broadband service? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadband's speed eliminates the so-called &quot;world wide wait&quot; that users encounter with dial-up services. Broadband connections to the Internet are at least 5x faster than a 56kbs dial-up connection. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speeds can reach into the Gbps range. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Broadband Internet - Why? <ul><li>Why do I need broadband service? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A broadband link can make such work-oriented chores as accessing databases less frustrating, because results to database queries can be downloaded faster to your web browser. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Broadband Internet - Why? <ul><li>Why do I need broadband service? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A broadband connection allows e-mail attachments such as MS Word, MS Excel and Adobe Acrobat documents to be downloaded in a matter of seconds, not minutes or hours. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Broadband Internet - Types <ul><li>Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>transforms copper telephone lines into powerful carriers of digital data. DSL uses the same copper wires that carry voice traffic to your telephone to carry high-speed data. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cable modems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>taps into the same cable TV company lines that deliver TV pictures and sound to your TV set. Modems usually are placed next to your computer. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wireless </li></ul><ul><ul><li>typically made up a antenna-to-antenna systems, commonly called &quot;fixed-wireless&quot; systems. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Satellite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>direct broadcast satellite (DBS) companies like DirecTV and EchoStar, as well as new companies focusing only on Internet connections. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Broadband Internet Pricing Pros Cons DSL <ul><li>Many packages to choose from </li></ul><ul><li>Price ranges from $20 to $300 / month </li></ul><ul><li>Std pricing from $40 to $60 / month </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t tie up phone line </li></ul><ul><li>Good for small/ home offices </li></ul><ul><li>Installation can be time consuming </li></ul>Cable Modem <ul><li>Price ranges from $49 to $79/month in Quest market area </li></ul><ul><li>Fastest top speed </li></ul><ul><li>Generally easy to install </li></ul><ul><li>Speed can vary based on local traffic </li></ul>Wireless <ul><li>Limited availability </li></ul><ul><li>Prices and packages similar to DSL </li></ul><ul><li>Consistently high speeds within local area </li></ul><ul><li>Newer technology than DSL and cable modems </li></ul>Satellite <ul><li>Pricing similar to cable modems </li></ul><ul><li>National availability </li></ul><ul><li>Slow upstream bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>Requires dish outside the home </li></ul><ul><li>May have to get “duo” type dish </li></ul>
  12. 12. Broadband Internet - Cable <ul><li>Cable is used by twice as many home users as DSL. 46% of US homes have cable modem access. </li></ul><ul><li>Time Warner Cable, Cox Cable and AT&T Broadband have the vast majority of subscribers. </li></ul><ul><li>Real world speeds of .5 to 1 Kbps </li></ul><ul><li>Costs run $35 - $40 per month in addition to existing Cable TV bill </li></ul>
  13. 13. Broadband Internet - Cable <ul><li>Cable service is a shared resource, so Internet access speed slow as more people use cable service. </li></ul><ul><li>Security issues arise from shared cable use. Get a personal firewall for your computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Radio frequency interference and weather can cause problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Upload speeds are slower than download speed. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Broadband Internet - DSL <ul><li>Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) </li></ul><ul><li>Provider include EarthLink, Verizon, and SBC </li></ul><ul><li>$50 per month is average cost </li></ul><ul><li>Speeds range from 256 Kbps to in excess of 8 Mbps and cost varies with speed </li></ul><ul><li>DSL has steady speed that is reliable and does not vary </li></ul>
  15. 15. Broadband Internet - DSL <ul><li>Supports multiple speed / cost structure which is applicable to home and business users </li></ul><ul><li>DSL can act as second phone line </li></ul><ul><li>DSL is not effected by changing weather conditions </li></ul><ul><li>DSL is hacker friendly, so consider a personal firewall for your computer </li></ul>
  16. 16. Broadband Internet - DSL <ul><li>Geographic location issues make DSL an option only within a 3 mile radius of telephone company office </li></ul><ul><li>Upload speeds are not as fast as download speeds </li></ul><ul><li>Installation is more difficult than cable modems and often takes weeks after order </li></ul><ul><li>Risky endeavor due to weak economy, so go with large ISP </li></ul>
  17. 17. Broadband Internet - Wireless <ul><li>Fixed wireless includes technologies based on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cellular </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microwave </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Distances can range up to 35 miles potentially </li></ul><ul><li>Many small wireless ISPs and many are in rural areas </li></ul>
  18. 18. Broadband Internet - Wireless <ul><li>The speed of wireless is very reliable and steady </li></ul><ul><li>The response of wireless services is very good; there is very little latency </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly costs start as low as $50 per month, but vary with speed </li></ul><ul><li>Initial equipment costs and installation can be high, but recovered over 2 - 3 year contract </li></ul>
  19. 19. Broadband Internet - Wireless <ul><li>Shared access of fixed wireless could be potential bottleneck; ISP needs to plan for bandwidth issues </li></ul><ul><li>Weather can sometime disrupt service or damage equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Direct line of sight is required between antenna for fixed wireless to function; trees and foliage are major obstacles to wireless signals </li></ul>
  20. 20. Broadband Internet - Satellite <ul><li>Hughes Network Systems' DirecPC and StarBand are the players </li></ul><ul><li>Download speeds of 400 - 500 Kbps </li></ul><ul><li>Upload speeds of 40 - 128 Kbps </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of equipment runs about $400 to $500 plus a $200 installation </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly costs run $60 - $70 </li></ul><ul><li>Satellite option is good for areas where DSL and cable are not an option - rural and suburban areas </li></ul>
  21. 21. Broadband Internet - Satellite <ul><li>First year cost is high at about $1700 </li></ul><ul><li>Getting the dish pointed to exact coordinates of satellite is difficult </li></ul><ul><li>Older satellite receivers use USB connection to Windows PCs only; newer receivers work with computers via 10 Base-T connections </li></ul><ul><li>Weather can interfere with signal </li></ul><ul><li>Trees or other foliage can block the signals </li></ul>
  22. 22. Broadband Internet - Satellite <ul><li>Satellite access to Internet is a shared resource and limited by number of users online at one time </li></ul><ul><li>High volume downloader may have their access speed restricted; this is not acceptable </li></ul><ul><li>Latency is a problem with satellite signals; as it takes time (740 ms) for signals to get to a satellite orbiting 22,240 statute miles in space </li></ul>
  23. 23. Broadband Internet in Oskaloosa <ul><li>Options Currently Not Available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TCI of Southern Iowa does not provide cable modem access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quest does not provide DSL service to Oskaloosa yet. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Degraded copper phone wire infrastructure limits DSL services </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Broadband Internet in Oskaloosa <ul><li>Options Currently Available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless providers include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>KDSI for residential / business </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mahaska Communication Group </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Satellite providers include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DirectTV </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Starband </li></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Broadband Internet in Oskaloosa <ul><li>Future Broadband Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fiber optic loop in downtown area </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Cable TV / Radio which will include local station access </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>8 telephone lines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internet access at T1 speed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Local expertise in connecting, configuration and training </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Broadband Internet in Oskaloosa
  27. 27. Broadband Internet in Oskaloosa <ul><li>Future Broadband Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Residential Area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fiber optic loop to follow the recreational trail around Oskaloosa </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Cable TV / Radio which will include local station access </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 telephone lines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internet access at 256kbps to T1 speeds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Local expertise in connecting, configuration and training </li></ul></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Broadband Internet in Oskaloosa
  29. 29. Broadband Internet via MUSCO <ul><li>Wireless service speeds range from 128 kbps to 10,000 kbps over wireless (line of sight) to following towns: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eddyville </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fremont </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ottumwa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oskaloosa </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Broadband Internet via MUSCO <ul><li>Fiber service speeds in selected areas of Oskaloosa running north to south are 10,000 kbps to 100,000 kbps. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Future Broadband via MUSCO <ul><li>Investigations are ongoing in offering broadband Internet access to other areas in Oskaloosa with a fiber to the home initiative. </li></ul><ul><li>Available speeds would be in the range of 128 kbps to 10,000 kbps via a dedicated link. No bandwidth sharing would be involved as with cable or DSL services </li></ul>
  32. 32. Broadband Internet Possibilities <ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Movie Trailers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online Gaming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Warbirds | Movie </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Real Estate / GIS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mahaska County </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtual Tours / Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sydney Opera House </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Broadband Internet Possibilities <ul><li>Legal Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lexus Nexus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Website Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Musco’s Project Showcase </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IMSeries (curriculum) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerSchool (school mgmt.) </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. Broadband Internet Q&A