Broadband access through cable
Broadband is defined as a mode of data transmission, where multiple data packets are sent simultaneously to increase the effective rate of transmission.Intelligent use of your TV cable has lead to the emergence of cable broadband. This technology works by making use of the unused bandwidth in your CAT V cable. As the cost of networking is eliminated, cable broadband is one of the cheapest ways to log on to the internet.
Advantages of cable modem:
- Cheaper as compared to other broadband technologies - Doesn't use your phone line in any way - No dial-up procedures to be followed - Unlike ADSL, signal strength not a variable of distance - Reliable - Optimum speeds
All you would require to avail, these benefits is a cable modem; this modem will act as your gate way to the cable company's network. Connect your PC to the modem which in turn will log you on to World Wide Web.
Disadvantages of cable modem:
The main limitation is its reach; areas not covered by CATV network are also deprived of this cheap service. The other disadvantage being that the signal strength depends on the number of people logged on to the network, as more the people more the bandwidth required and with a cable that surely is limited.
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