Wired Broadband (Cable, DSL, Fiber)
Starting off as a simple service to residential and small businesses to carry TV signals, cable internet and cable internet providers have been able to evolve and service small to large enterprise businesses for more than just a TV need. Now serving a variation of different products to fit every customers need, Cable Internet Providers can offer internet access, internet transit and peering, domain name registration and hosting, voice services and phone features — and of course, the original TV need.
- Connect to the internet without a phone line, securing connectivity
- Much faster speeds than that of DSL, Satellite or dial-up
Moving away from the standard coaxial service in a move to complexity, Cable Internet Providers have shifted their market focus from the signal transmitted cable to light pulsed fiber optic cables. Fiber can provide all the same capabilities of cable, with a faster speed over longer distances. Fiber Optics can give the customer symmetrical bandwidth with dramatically higher uptime than that of cable. Fiber download and upload speeds can range from 10M to 10G, whereas coaxial cable internet provides an asymmetrical speeds of 16/3M-150/20M on average. Fiber is a dedication connection, not dependent on users in your nearby area. Fiber will come with unparalleled service level agreements. Cable companies are rapidly expanding their fiber networks to markets all across the US – and internationally. The need for speed is the call to arms in the telecom industry and Internet Cable Providers and Master Agencies alike have heard the cry for more speed!
A Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) is a type of high speed internet access that uses the same copper phone wires that your telephone service uses. This also makes it available in many areas, since the infrastructure is already in place.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF DSL?
- You have full access to both your internet and voice service
- There is a variety of providers, as many suppliers offer DSL service
- Customers can choose from a variety of different speeds, all of which are faster than dial-up
HOW DOES DSL WORK?
A standard telephone line consists of a pair of copper wires that the phone company installs in a home or business. DSL uses these copper wires to transmit data. However, these copper wires can transmit much more data than what is needed to carry a phone conversation. DSL takes advantage of this extra capacity to transmit a higher speed, providing you with a faster internet connection. It also allows you to make regular telephone calls while you’re on the internet.
DSL is what the industry considers a “distance-limited technology”. The closer you are to the DSL providers central office, the higher the speed you will be able to receive. Likewise, the farther away from the central office you are, the more the signal decreases and the connection speed goes down.
IS DSL INTERNET ACCESS LIMITED?
Though DSL internet service is distance limited, voice telephone calls are not due to amplifiers called Loading Coils. Telephone companies boost voice signals using loading coils, however the loading coils are not compatible with boosting internet signals. This is why internet service suffers, while phone calls do not.
Telarus has the ability to provide real-time pricing for DSL service. Using Telarus patented real time quoting tool, GeoQuote, any Telarus partner is able to check for DSL availability and receive pricing that can be presented to a customer. This allows agents to quickly check for availability, determine the available speeds and prices, and turnaround proposals to customers without needing to engage with suppliers.