What is Broadband? Broadband is the term used to describe telecommunication in which a wide band of frequencies is available to transmit information. This wide band of frequencies allows information to be multiplexed and sent on many different channels/frequencies within the band at the same time, therefore allowing more information to be transmitted in a given amount of time.
Objective Research the different technology options available to me as a Sole Trader in the Arts Management sector, operating as a business from a home office scenario in the Dun Laoghaire locality and to conclude with a chosen suitable broadband provider and package.
Glossary of Broadband terms GB- Short for Gigabyte. Equals to 1,024 Megabytes. It refers to the memory capacity of a computer. MB- Short for Megabyte. A Megabyte is used to describe data storage. Mbps refers to the number of Megabytes used per second. KB- Short for Kilobyte. When used to describe data storage, KB represents 1,024 bytes.
Glossary of Broadband termscontinued… Download Speed- Refers to how quickly a file can be downloaded from a remote source. This file can be an image, a song, a video, etc. Upload Speed- Refers to the rate that information is transferred from the internet to your computer/laptop.
Glossary of Broadband termscontinued… Download Capacity- Some broadband packages have download limits or a download capacity which sets out how much in GB you can download and upload each month. Only a small amount of this download limit is used to open web pages or send an email while a larger amount is used to watch television programmes online or download larger files such as a music album.
Broadband Companies Upc Digiweb Eircom WiMax Vodafone Meteor Mobile Broadband 02 Mobile Broadband
Types of Broadband Landline Broadband- requires a telephone land line. Mobile Broadband- portable device called a dongle which is connected to computer/laptop, enjoy anywhere, anytime. Satellite Broadband- internet connectivity sent through a satellite pod. Wireless Broadband- wireless router means no landline connection needed.
UPC Fibre Powered BroadbandUsage 20Mb 25Mb 50Mb 100MbAllowanceUpload Speed 2Mb 2.5Mb 5Mb 7MbPrice Per €25.00 €35.00 €45.00 €55.00Month-BroadbandPrice Per €40.00 €45.00 €50.00Month-Broadband &Home PhoneFree Wireless No Yes Yes YesRouter
Eircom- Home BroadbandUp to 8Mb uncongested broadband- Up to 8Mb uncongested broadband-10GB usage allowed Unlimited usage allowed€39.00per month-first 6 months €44.98 per month-first 6 months€46.79 per month thereafter €51.78 per month thereafterPrice includes line rental & VAT Price includes line rental & VATUnlimited local & national calls off- Unlimited local & national calls off-peak peakDelivery within 5 working days Delivery within 5 working days12 month contract 12 month contract
Vodafone- Home BroadbandUsage 40GB 40GB 300GB 350GBAllowanceDownload 8Mb 8Mb 8Mb 24MbSpeedPrice Per €40.00 €45.00 €52.00 €59.00MonthLine Rental Free Free Free FreeFree Calls Off -peak Anytime Anytime Anytime
Meteor Mobile Broadband-Pay As You GoDevice E173 E173 New E353 New Hotspot(shar Refurbished e with up to 5 laptops/ devices)Speed 7.2Mbps 7.2Mbps 14.1Mbps 7.2MbpsPrice €9.99 €29.00 €49.00 €69.00
Digiweb Broadband- WirelessMetro Plans- Metro Value Metro Home Metro XtraWirelessDownload Speed 5Mb 8Mb 12MbUpload Speed 512kb 1Mb 1MbPrice Per Month €34.95 €39.95 €59.95Installation Cost €99.00 Free €99.00
Digiweb Broadband-LandlineDSL Plans DSL Personal DSL Home DSL Home ProDownload Speed 3Mb 7Mb 24MbUpload Speed 384kb 384kb 768kbPrice Per Month €29.95 €27.96 €44.95Activation Fee Free Free Free
Digiweb Broadband- Satellite Digiweb also offers a satellite broadband package with: Super fast 10Mb broadband €39.95 monthly price Download speed of 3.6Mb Wireless- no line rental
Wimax Home Hub The Wimax Home Hub provides super fast broadband, a solid WiFi connection, unlimited usage and is quick and easy to set up. It also includes a built in phone line.
What suits my business’s needs? Digiweb Landline Broadband – DSL Home At €27.96 per month it is one of the cheapest packages with 7 Mb download speed The activation cost is free The included landline would be convenient for business calls