Cable Internet is the most popular high-speed Internet connection. Cable Internet connects to the Internet using your cable television line. The cable modem is the main provider of your Internet service and is connected to your computer and cable television jack. They generally have a higher speed than other connections, but they do not all have the same speed. Although this is one of the fastest Internet connections you can get, you share the connection with many other people around you so at times, your connection can be slow, depending on how many people are using it at the time. However, the delays are rarely noticeable and cable companies are working on increasing their bandwidth.
The downloading speeds on cable Internet are usually twice as fast as upload speeds. For cable, your connection speed can very, depending on the day you are using the internet. Cable Internet is your best choice if you need to transfer a lot of data quickly or if you have more than one computer that is on all the time.
You cannot connect to cable Internet without already having a cable line or your provider can provide you with one with purchase. Most providers send a technician to set up your Internet connection. With cable Internet, your Internet is always on. When you turn your computer on, the Internet automatically connects.
Your cable Internet will not interfere with your cable television. You can be on the Internet and watch TV at the same time. Cable Internet usually runs from $35-$45 a month. You can either buy or rent your cable modem. If you buy it, make sure it is compatible with your cable company. You can also use your Internet connection to make phone calls. If you choose to get cable Internet, you will not be able to choose your service provider.