Can Internet Be Set up Without a Phone Line?


Quick Answer

The two choices available for Internet access without a phone line are cable Internet and satellite Internet. Cable Internet relies on a cable modem that transfers data through television cable lines. Satellite Internet uses satellite communication to transmit data to a modem and router.

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Cable modems can transport data from both cable television and the Internet without overloading the cables. The data from the computer appears the same as television data to the cable. Even if a person does not subscribe to cable television, using a wireless modem and router allows computer data to transmit through the cable lines to the cable provider.

Satellite Internet involves installing a satellite dish onto the roof or near the side of a home or business. The dish communicates with larger satellite dishes that transmit the signals and filter out noise to provide data to the user's computer system.

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