By Lucy O’ Higgins N00083704 Broadband in Ireland By Lucy O’ Higgins N00083704
The term broadband commonly refers to high- speed Internet access that is always on and faster than the traditional dial-up access. Broadband services provides higher-speed of data transmission. It allows more content to be carried through the transmission “pipeline.”
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Cable Modem Fibre Optic Wireless Satellite Broadband over Powerlines (BPL)
DSL is a wireline transmission technology that transmits data faster over traditional copper telephone lines already installed to homes and businesses. Takes advantage of unused frequencies to transmit data. Requires a modem. Secure Service Speed is affected easily.
Cable modem service enables cable operators to provide broadband using the same coaxial cables that deliver pictures and sound to your TV set. It is more efficient than DSL Broadband. Enables the use of VOIP to cut down on costs. Speed Effective
Fibre optic broadband works by sending information as pulses of light through individual optical fibres. Fibre optics have less interference than DSL. Keep the signal strength over much greater distances. Operate at a higher frequency range.
Wireless broadband is high-speed Internet service via wireless technology. It is available in Internet Cafes, local “hot spots” within many cities, private businesses and many homes. Any computer equipped with wireless capacity within receiving distance can pick up the signal, making the Internet "portable.“ Speed depends on signal strength
Satellite broadband is Internet connectivity provided by satellite, rather than dial-up, DSL or cable service. The Internet feed is beamed from satellite to a dish installed at the subscribers home. It is more expensive to set up than DSL or cable, and weather can affect the signal.
Eircom – offer 3 main packages; basic, regularand ultimate broadband and home phone lines.Imagine – offers free WI-FI, unlimited broadband,advanced phone features and unlimited local,national and UK calls.UPC - offers home phone lines, TV andbroadband services
Vodafone – offers mobile phone, broadband and landline services. Digiweb – offers home phone lines and broadband services. Smart Telecom – offers home phone lines and broadband packages for the home, business and corporate groups.
I chose Eircoms Regular broadband and home phone bundle because: Only €45.00 per month ( for first 6 months ) €50.00 there after Up to 8mb uncongested download speed Unlimited Off- Peak Local & National Landline Calls Unlimited usage allowance Free Wireless Modem Free line rental No installation fee Upload speed of 512kbps Connection Ratio of 24:1 Modem used: DSL