Some different ways to connect to the Internet are dial-up, broadband, 3G and Long Term-Evolution technologies as of 2015 . A dial-up Internet connection uses a dial-up modem to connect to the Internet through a regular telephone line.
A broadband Internet connection is a high-speed connection that uses various technologies, including digital subscriber line, cable and fiber optic. With this type of connection, users connect to a point-to-point protocol over Ethernet account using a broadband modem. The 3G and LTE technologies allow users to connect to the Internet at high speeds over cellular networks. Most smartphones and tablets support 3G connectivity, while some models also support LTE as of 2015.