Our home is more than a safe haven. It is also the hub where learning ends and proliferates. There are many things that we can secure to ensure that learning is present. We can purchase books or we can consider internet services. For modern Singaporean houses, internet seems to be a good choice.
So you decided to have an internet connection but you do not know the services available for you. It is important that as a consumer, you know nitty-gritty of the service you are going to consider. Start with knowing the different types of internet services. Remember that there are different services available in different areas. Here are the types that you can consider:
• DSL: DSL stands for Digital Subscriber Line. DSL is common here because it is delivered through an existing telephone line. The good news is that DSL is the cheapest form of internet service. DSL come with different speeds up to 25 Mbps. There are newer generation DSL that can serve up to 100 Mbps.
• Cable: Cable is delivered through existing cable service. Cable internet service is usually higher than DSL ranging more than 100 Mbps. The only problem with cable internet is that you are using the internet together with the neighbourhood. This means that it can be a bit slower during peak times.
• Fiber-optic: Fiber-optic is famous these days. It functions like DSL internet but it usually yields higher speed. DSL can only reach as high as 100 Mpbs but in the case of fiber-optic, it can reach up to 500 Mbps. If you have this kind of service in your area, you have to consider it right away.
• Satellite: For those who are living in rural areas, satellite internet is the best option. It might be slower with 20 Mbps speed and it takes a while to start online streaming. However, once it starts streaming, the signal will be stable.
When considering internet services, you should be familiar with Mbps. Mbps stands for Megabits per second which refers to the speed of internet services. For web-surfing at home, usually 2 Mbps will suit but if you are a fan of internet video, you should go for higher than 2 Mbps. Most homes here in Singapore avail of 5 Mbps for personal use but if there are many people in the house watching online streaming, you should definitely think of faster internet.
Now that you know the different internet services, it is time that you decide which one to consider.