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.Continue Reading
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.Learn more about Internet & Networking
Satellite Internet services use a dish similar to satellite television services, but a satellite Internet dish contains a broadcast element as well as a receiving element. The dish broadcasts requests from the user's PC, which the satellite bounces to a terrestrial station and into the global Internet. When the response comes back, the data is uploaded to the satellite and downloaded to the user's system via the dish.Full Answer >
There are nine different types of Internet connections available including, ISDN, satellite, DSL, cable, dial-up, broadband, mobile, wireless and hot spots. Which one a consumer uses depends greatly on location and budget.Full Answer >
The three major alternatives to cable Internet are DSL, satellite and cellular. DSL requires a particular type of phone line, satellites may require a clear view of the northern sky, and cellular requires being within range of a 3G or 4G network for high-speed access.Full Answer >
The primary providers of Internet services that do not require a phone cable send the Internet signals through the use of cable or fiber optics cables, but Internet data can also be transmitted wirelessly over cell phone networks that are included in most modern cell phone plans. Cable signals are sent along wires with a higher bandwidth than telephone wires, allowing faster connections than phone wires.Full Answer >