Your internet connection - what type?

Australia
April 28, 2008 9:17pm CST
For several years now I have had cable broadband (fibre optic) connection and absolutely love it. It's so fast. I remember the bad old days... my first modem was a 14Kbs then upgraded to a 28 kbs and finally to my current broadband. With the 14 and 28 kbs modems I was on ISPs that would disconnect me after 4 hours and often I would get booted while trying to download files so I'd have to download files all over again... it was good when they brought in the function in internet explorer where it looked for the file before downloading and just took up where it left off the previous time... that made it a lot easier. Of course, the 14kbs modem was almost useless... it would take 30 minutes to download a webpage that had half a dozen pictures... that was sooooo annoying! Now, I can download a 10mb file in less than 2 minutes. So I absolutely swear by broadband. What kind of internet connection do you use? Do you have dial-up, ADSL broadband, cable broadband or something else? What type of connection would you think is best?
3 responses
@julyteen (13258)
• Davao, Philippines
1 May 08
i used cable broadband with 10 mbps. there is no other internet provider in my place except this one. The on going project of the sister company DSL near to be finish, the community is hoping that they could serve us will better than the existing one.
• Australia
2 May 08
Here the cable is actually better than the DSL connection... and faster. I couldn't be happier with the speed of my internet service.
@jhl930 (3605)
• United States
29 Apr 08
i have had them all to be honest with you and i think that dial up is the worst of all of them because it is so slow and you have to watch what you try and load because if you don't it will just kick you off of the internet and the dsl isn't much better in my opinion...but i think that cable is a lot better...that is what i have now and i would suggest taht you go and stay with that because it is faster for the most part...
• Australia
29 Apr 08
Gosh yeah, I hated dialup... it was a pain in the butt! Disconnecting all the time, having to reconnect. The phone bills etc. YUK! The cable is more expensive but it's way faster and way more convenient. I turn on the computer and it's right there. Ready to go. And the only time when it goes down is when the modem needs resetting or there is a problem with the cables outside... a few weeks ago the cables got blown down in a thunderstorm and I was without phones or internet for 12 hours. A friend of mine has ADSL but it sounds like a pain too... though not as bad as dialup.
@BUSSY1979 (1284)
• United States
29 Apr 08
i use wi-fi hotspots connection through both my laptop and desktop. it seems to be great and fast. and plus it's free. :O
• Australia
29 Apr 08
Wow, free internet connection... I like that. The only way I could get that is to only access the internet at offices and shopping malls... and I'd still need an actual modem.